As of today, pets will be able to travel on board Titsa buses and Metrotenerife trams. Specifically, Metrotenerife reminded yesterday, through its social media, that from today dogs will be able to travel on the tram, but in compliance with a series of rules. Until now, only guide dogs or non-dangerous pets transported in small, suitably prepared cages were allowed to travel on the tram.
However, from today they will be able to board the tram without a transportation case, but with a series of conditions, such as the animal must travel with a muzzle and short leash and in the last carriage with double doors in the direction of travel of the tram; in particular, it must be placed exclusively in the area that has been signposted and a maximum of one dog may travel on each tram.
Dogs without a carrier may not travel on board from Monday to Friday from 07.00 to 09.00 and from 13.00 to 15.00, and under no circumstances may the dog occupy a seat and the person in charge must remain with the dog at all times.
PETS ON TITSA’S GUAGUAS
Meanwhile, Titsa also explained, on their social media, the new regulations that come into force today so that dogs can travel on their buses. Thus, for animals weighing less than 10 kilos, there is no limit to the number of seats for dogs or other pets, as long as they travel in their carrier and limited to one per person.
For dogs over 10 kilos, they may only travel, one per vehicle, in accessible buses with space for wheelchairs and may never occupy a seat or travel on stairs or in aisles. Likewise, the order of priority for reserved space will be wheelchairs first, followed by pushchairs, pet dogs and folding bicycles. And, as on the tram, dogs must be muzzled and kept on a leash of less than 50 centimetres, attached to their handler.
In addition, as on the tram, they may not board from Monday to Friday between 07.00 and 09.00 hours and 13.00 and 15.00 hours, nor when the number of customers is such that it prevents the safety of passengers and the animal, being the driver or inspection personnel who determine it, who are also authorised to refuse access to the animal or request that dogs with aggressive behaviour, lack of hygiene or wet dogs leave the vehicle.