Cercanías (Commuter), with its focus on large cities, forms an essential network for urban and intercity mobility and allows more than one million passengers to get around daily via the local railway.

The concentration of pollutants in cities creates a challenge that can find an answer in the Cercanías (Commuter) railway. The European Commission recognises transport as the pending subject for decarbonisation in Europe. Mobility is the sector that generates the most greenhouse gases – 27% of total EU emissions.

Our goal is to get more customers using sustainable transport such as urban trains, through management and modernisation, allowing them to reduce their individual carbon footprints, their environmental impact, and increase the sustainability of their travel and business.

Renfe has a total of 12 urban areas with Cercanías and they are Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Murcia–Alicante, Cadiz, Zaragoza, Malaga, Cantabria and Asturias. More than one million passengers a day and more than 400 million journeys a year help to decontaminate our big cities.