What is Euskotren?

Euskotren is the leading public transport operator in the Basque Country and carries more than 30 million people a year.

Euskotren offers a public service based on quality, safety and efficacy that meets the mobility needs of disabled citizens and ensures a greater degree of freedom in the transport of freight.

Each one of the services offered is provided under the corresponding brand name:

  • Euskotren trena: train services and Larreineta cable car
  • Euskotren tranbia: Bilbao and Vitoria-Gasteiz tram services
  • Euskotren autobusa: road transport
  • Euskotren kargo: Transport of goods

 

Logos servicios Euskotren

 

Mission

Euskotren's mission is to promote sustainable suburban and intercity mobility, transporting people in the best conditions of safety, comfort and punctuality, under eco-efficient criteria, and helping to improve the quality of life in our environment, aligning the interests of the company with the values of users, and embracing the public interest.

Ideal

Euskotren wishes to manage public resources responsibly for the greater well-being of the people and meet the mobility needs of today’s generations while regularly reassessing our services, work methods, and service quality to adapt to the changing demands of citizens.

History

For more than 30 years, Euskotren has consolidated its position as the transport operator of reference in the Basque Country thanks to the public service it offers based on quality, safety and efficiency, and that meets the needs of disabled people, through railway and cable car (Euskotren trena), tram (Euskotren tranbia), bus (Euskotren autobusa) and freight (Euskotren kargo) services.

Since 1982, Eusko Trenbideak has worked to recover a transport network that was seen as an essential element in ensuring the mobility of Basque citizens.

In the past, the Basque Country had operated important tram services. In 2002, the first steps were taken to reintroduce them, with the opening of the first modern tram line in Bilbao and, in 2008, in Vitoria-Gasteiz, both under the brand name of EuskoTran, now Euskotren tranbia.

In 2017, Euskotren began to operate a metro line, Line 3 (Matiko-Kukullaga/Etxebarri), which also connects the Txorierri Line and the General Line (Bilbao-Donostia-Hendaye and Bilbao-Bermeo).