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DESCRIPTION
Barcelona Metro (currently more than 150 km long) is articulated in 11 lines: some lines are operated by Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona/TMB (L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L9/L10, L11) and other by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya/FGC (L6, L7, L8, L12). Among the routes operated by TMB, Line 3 (current route: Zona Universitaria-Trinitat Nova) was the first to be opened in 1924, followed by Line 1 (current route: Hospital de Bellvitge-Fondo) in 1926; Line 5 (Cornella Centre-Vall d'Hebron) opened in 1959, Line 4 (current route: Trinitat Nova-La Pau) in 1974.
Line 2, the driverless light metro Line 11, the driverless metro Line 9/10 and Line 12 are the most recent routes of Barcelona Metro.
Line 2 (opened in 1995) runs totally underground; starting from PEP Ventura it joins La Pau using a preexisting branch of Line 4, then it passes though the small district of Sant Adrià de Besòs (Verneda, Artigues) proceeding to Badalona. An extension from Pep Ventura to Barcelona Pompeu Fabra opened on 11 July 2010. Altought the project goes back to years '60s only few sections of the line were built in years '70s and it has been completed in occasion of 1992 Olympics Games.
Line 11 (opened in 2003) runs from Can Cuias to Trinitat Nova. It's a single track light rail infrastructure, with an intermediate double way by-pass; the light infrastructure choice was taken because Line 11 runs throught a low density part of the town caracterized by a complex orography. It runs completely underground with the exception of a short section close to Torre Barrò/Valbona Station; even if it's a single track line, it has been predisposed for a future double track upgrade.
The first secion (Can Peixauet-Can Zam) of a driverless line (Line 9/10) opened on 13 December 2009, followed by Can Peixauet-Bon Pastor/Gorg extension (on 18 April 2010), Bon Pastor-La Sagrera extension (on 26 June 2010) and Zona Universitaria-Aeroport T1 extension (on 12-02-2016).
As said before, the remaining metro lines are operated by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya/FGC: Line 6 (Pl. Catalunya-Sarria) opened in 1929, Line 7 (Pl. Catalunya-Av. Tibidabo) opened in 1953, Line 8 (Pl. Espanya-Moli Nou Ciutat Cooperativa) opened in 2000 and Line 12 opened on 12-09-2016; Line 12 it's an underground shuttle service between Sarria and Reina Elisenda, sharing tracks with commuter rail lines (as well as part of Line 7 track).
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1926Bordeta-CatalunyaL1
1932Bordeta-Santa Eulalia;Catalunya-Arc de TriomfL1
1933Arc de Triomf-MarinL1
1951Marina-ClotL1
1952Clot-NavasL1
1954Navas-FabraL1
1968Fabra i Puig-Torras i BagesL1
1983Torras i Bages-Santa Coloma; Santa Eulàlia-Torrassa; Bordeta stop closedL1
1987Torrassa-Avinguda CarriletL1
1992Santa Coloma-FondoL1
1995Sant Antoni-Sagrada FamíliaL2
1996Sant Antoni-ParallelL2
1997Sagrada Família-La PauL2
2002La Pau-Pep Ventura moved from L4 to L2L2
2010Pep Ventura-Badalona Pompeu FabraL2
1924Catalunya-LessepsL3
1925Fontana statop;Catalunya-LiceuL3
1926Passeig de Gràcia-JaumeL3
1934Jaume I-CorreosL3
1946Liceu-FernandoL3
1968Fernando-DrassanesL3
1970Drassanes-ParallelL3
1972Passeig de Gracia-CorreosL3
1975Parallel-Zona UniversitariaL3
1985Lesseps-MontbauL3
2001Montbau-CanyellesL3
2008Canyelles-Trinitat NovaL3
1973Joanic-Jaume IL4
1974Joanic-GuinardoL4
1976Jaume I-BarcelonetaL4
1977Barceloneta-Selva de MarL4
1982Guinardo-Via Julia;Selva de Mar-La PauL4
1985La Pau-Pep VenturaL4
1999Via Julia-Trinitat NovaL4
2002La Pau-Pep Ventura moved to L2L4
2003El Maresme-ForumL4
1959Sagrera-MeridianaL5
1967Vilapicina-HortaL5
1969Collblanc-Diagonal/ProvençaL5
1970Diagonal/Provença-Sagrera-MeridianaL5
1973Collblanc-Pubilla CasesL5
1976Pubilla Cases-Sant IldefonsL5
1983Sant Ildefons-CornellaL5
2010Horta-Vall d'HebronL5
1863Plaza Catalunya-Sant GervasiL6
1976Sant Gervasi-Reina ElisendaL6
1863Plaza Catalunya-GraciaL7
1954Gracia-Avinguda TibidaboL7
1912Cornella Riera-Sant JosepL8
1985Sant Josep-GornalL8
1997Magoria-La Campana stop; Placa Espanya stopL8
2000Moli Nou-Ciutat Cooperativa stopL8
13-12-2009Can Peixauet-Can ZamDriverless Metro:L9-10
18-04-2010Can Peixauet-Bon Pastor/GorgDriverless Metro:L9-10
26-06-2010Bon Pastor-SagreraDriverless Metro:L9-10
19-09-2011Santa Rosa stopDriverless Metro:L9-10
16-02-2016Zona Universitaria-Aeroport T1Driverless Metro:L9-10
14-12-2003Trinitat Nova-Can CuiasDriverless Metro:L11
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
L1:20.7
L2:13.7
L3:18.4
L4:17.3
L5:19.2
L6:4.9
L7:4.6
L8:11.3
L9-10:33.1
L11:2.1
L12:0.6
Single line stops
L1:30
L2:18
L3:26
L4:22
L5:26
L6:8
L7:7
L8:11
L9-10:27
L11:5
L12:2
Single line avg. distance (km)
L1:0.7
L2:0.8
L3:0.7
L4:0.75
L5:0.75
L6:0.7
L7:0.75
L8:1.1
L9-10:1.2
L11:0.5
L12:0.6
Total track length (km)
144.3
Total network stops
180
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.75
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
1500 V DC overhead
Guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
L1:--
L2:--
L3:--
L4:--
L5:--
L6:--
L7:--
L8:--
L9-10:ALSTOM
L11:CAF
L12:--
Model
L1:serie 4000,serie 6000
serie 9000
L3:serie 2000, serie 3000, serie 3000R, serie 5000
L4:serie 2100, serie 9000
L5:serie 5000
L6:--
L7:--
L8:serie211, serie 213
L9-10:Metropolis
L11:serie 500
L12:--
Operator
TMB,FGC


(DLM = Driverless Metro)
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