Passengers using the Alicante tram network have contributed to saving the equivalent CO2 emissions of nearly 60 million private cars.

A statement by operator FGV promotes the environmental advantages of using public transport, which also saves some 35.9 million litres of fuel, valued at almost 49 million euro, if those travellers were to use their cars, and an emission saving of 57,148 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere.

Specifically, the service provided by Metrovalencia last year avoided 49.9 million journeys by private vehicles, meaning a 45,984 tonne saving of CO2 emission. Meanwhile, the service provided by the TRAM Metropolitano de Alicante avoided 6.1 million private vehicle movements in 2013, which in turn prevented the emission of 11,483 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

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