BarcelonaCatalonia, Spain (Europe)
|System type||metro (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 operation||Sat night|
|Track||Right, gauge: 1435 mm|
|Power supply||Third rail (TMB), overhead wire (FGC), 1200 V|
|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)
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.
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]".
Videos of other metros
Generated Links for Barcelona Metro
Line history (cityrailtransit.com)
Wikipedia entry (wikipedia.org)
Urbanrail.net entry (urbanrail.net)
Skyscrapercity discussion (skyscrapercity.com)
City information about Barcelona (wikipedia.org)
This page: http://www.mic-ro.com/metro/metrocity.html?city=Barcelona
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