BarcelonaCatalonia, Spain (Europe)
System type metro (known as Metro) Daily ridership (by J. Kennes) 1.07 million (as of 2011) Daily ridership per km (per mi) 7,650 (4,750) ( Fare 10 km/10 stops; by UBS) 1.35 EUR (as of 2009); gates, smartcard Track Right, gauge: 1435 mm Power supply Third rail (TMB), overhead wire (FGC), 1200 V Air-conditioned trains Yes Walk-through trains Yes Rubber-tyred trains No Driverless lines Lines L9, L10, L11 (since 2009) Platform screen doors Lines L9, L10, L11
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2014 – L5: insertion of Ernest Lluch station, transfer to L3. 1 station.
2016 – L10 from Gornal to Zona Franca ZAL. 8 stations. 2016 – L9 branch from Zona UniversitÓria to Airport. 18 stations. 2016 – L9 from Zona Universitaria to Airport. 16 stations.
Examples of interesting station design:
The new lines L9 and L10 boast some interesting stations. Throughout the network, there are more occasional noteworthy stations like La Pau on Line 2.
Photo [DavoR, urbanrail.net]: Fondo station from 2010 on Line 9. Other Rail Transport in Barcelona Cercanias (suburban metro)
Spanish family Members: Barcelona, Santo Domingo, Characteristics: Using similar trains. Spanish CAF family Members: Algiers, Barcelona, Bilbao, Brussels, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Madrid, Medellin, Mexico City, Palma de Mallorca, Rome, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Washington, Characteristics: Similar trains from the same manufacturer.
Saturday night L1 and Cercanias/Rodalias run parallel almost through the entire city and especially from Catalunya to Fabra i Puig.
Mediterranean Sea: Barceloneta (400 m from beach), Ciutadella Vila OlÝmpica (200 m from beach), El Maresme F˛rum (500 m from beach). Other stations close to beaches: Bogatell, Llacuna, Poble Nou, Selva De Mar, Bes˛s Mar. Mediterranean Sea: Barcelona has two suburban lines (R1 and R2) which follow the coastline, stopping off at many beachside towns and resorts (including Sitges).
After closing doors with a several-notes sound, a recorded announcement says: "Pr˛xima estaciˇ [name], enllaš amb lÝnia [number]" ( wav). This is Catalan and means "Next station [name], transfer with line [number]".
VIDEO Metro train departing from San Marti station. Duration: 0:28 HD More videos...
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Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
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City information at wikipedia.org
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