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By Alexia / Updated: 22 Dec 2014

Braga reverses trend in public transport decline (Portugal)

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Braga has reversed a decade-long decline in bus travellers and is set to report a passenger increase of nearly 1 per cent in 2014, according to the local public transport operator.

In 2004 approximately 12 million passengers used buses in Braga. The number decreased steadily over 10 years, with 2013 seeing fewer than 10 million journeys.

Transportes Urbanos de Braga (TUB) estimates that approximately 10.32 million bus trips were made in 2014.

Baptista da Costa, manager of TUB, said that increased publicity has encouraged citizens to take buses once more.