Almost 40000 people younger than 19 years can travel for free thanks to a special card “Tarxeta Xente Nova”, according to data provided by Ethel Vázquez. Since Galician Government launched this social initiative, which is included in the Metropolitan Transport Plan of Galicia, the number of users has increased.
Young people from 4 to 19 years old represent 1 out of seven metropolitan trips and for that reason Galician Government made the decision to invest 1,5 million euros. “Tarxeta Xente Nova” represents 60 free trip per month for each user. Cities which have benefited from this measures are the metropolitan areas of Vigo, A Coruña , Santiago, Ferrol and Lugo.
In order to get this card is necessary to provide personal details at Abanca website and the system will offer you an appointment in the nearest office. ID card will be necessary to get the card for free. You can recharge your card via app, online or ATM. Finally, in order to get your money back you will have to follow the steps previously described.