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Barcelona

Catalonia, Spain (Europe)


Date of opening30 Dec 1924
Network length119.4 km (74.21 mi)
Stations163 (136*)
Lines11
Stations per line14.82
Avg. station distance786 m (0.49 mi)
Avg. line length10.85 km (6.75 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 5 Nov 2011
Tram lines not included (1.8 km subway tram line, T5)
System typemetro (known as Metro)
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)1.07 million (2011)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)8,930 (5,550)
Fare (10 km/10 stops; by UBS)1.35 EUR (2009); gates, smartcard
24-hour operationSat night
TrackRight, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyThird rail (TMB), overhead wire (FGC), 1200 V
Air-conditioned trainsYes
Walk-through trainsYes
Rubber-tyred trainsNo
Driverless linesLines L9, L10, L11 (since 2009)
Platform screen doorsLines L9, L10, L11
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: pdf, © 2010 tmb.cat


To-scale map
Source: cityrailtransit.com

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.




Latest Openings

2014 – L5: insertion of Ernest Lluch station, transfer to L3. 1 station.




Upcoming Openings

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.




Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Rating: 1 star – interesting!  Barcelona

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)




Relationships with Other Metros

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.





Reaching the Beaches

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).




Departure Procedure and Sounds

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]".

Barcelona

Metro train departing from San Marti station.

Length: 28 sec. HD

Videos of other metros




Photos

  Barcelona photo gallery.





Handpicked Resources

tmb.cat Official website TMB
fgc.cat Official website FGC (lines 6-8)



Generated Links for Barcelona Metro

Line history (cityrailtransit.com)
Photos (images.google.com)
Maps (images.google.com)
Wikipedia entry (wikipedia.org)
Urbanrail.net entry (urbanrail.net)
Skyscrapercity discussion (skyscrapercity.com)
City information about Barcelona (wikipedia.org)






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