Thus, the company "recorded, in the first half of 2022, an increase in demand of 77.5 percent compared to the same period of 2021, which translates into about 70 million passengers," they said, adding that "the increase was felt in all services, but it is in the long-distance trains that the increase is greater (about 140%), which means 1.5 million more passengers compared to the first half of 2021.

Regional trains, in turn, closed the semester "with a positive variation of 83.5 percent, which corresponds to around 2.3 million more passengers", and urban services registered "an increase in demand in relation to the first half of 2021, 52 million passengers were carried on urban trains in Lisbon (an increase in demand of 74.2 percent), 10 million passengers on urban trains in Porto (an increase of 80.7 percent) and 415. 000 passengers in urban trains in Coimbra (an increase of 68.8 percent)," said CP.

In this context, "traffic revenues were about 110 million euros, which represented an increase of 98 percent compared to 2021," CP said, announcing that compared to the first half of 2019, still in the pre-pandemic period, in the first six months of this year, "CP carried 4.1 percent more passengers," but "revenues are still 15% lower than those recorded then."

CP is proud of this increase, considering that the results achieved are close to the levels recorded in 2019, a year in which CP carried 145 million passengers," they concluded.