Barcelona launches the new T-12 travel card
The Metropolitan Transport Authority of Barcelona (ATM) has introduced the T-12 travel card, aimed at children from 4 to 12 years of age. This is a travel document valid for one zone, that corresponds to the municipality where the holder lives. It will enable an unlimited number of free journeys on all modes of transport forming part of the integrated transport system (underground, FGC, suburban trains, tram, and urban and inter-urban buses) inside that zone. One fare zone includes several municipalities.
It is a personalised ticket which must be accompanied by the child’s identity document. It will enable the 440,000 children living in the Integrated Fare System area, to cover their day-to-day journeys. It will be valid for one calendar year and will cost €35. The basic objective of the new T-12 travel card is to encourage children’s mobility by means of a cheap ticket which will contribute towards fostering the everyday use of public transport.
Until now transport has been free for children up to 4, but older children did not benefit from any specific reduction.