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Encyclopedia > Barcelona Metro
Plaça de Catalunya station
Plaça de Catalunya station

The Barcelona Metro, part of the mass transit public transport system of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain is an extensive network of electrified railways that run underground in central Barcelona and above ground into the city's suburbs. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 704 KB) Català Barcelona. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 704 KB) Català Barcelona. ... In the United States of America, transit describes local area common carrier passenger transportation configured to provide scheduled service on fixed routes on a non-reservation basis. ... Skytrain Bangkok. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (Catalan) Ciudad Condal (Spanish) Postal code 08001-08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Anthem: Els Segadors Capital Barcelona Official language(s) Spanish, Catalan, and Aranese Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 6th  32,114 km²  6. ... ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


The Barcelona Metro was founded in 1924 with the construction of the 'Gran Metro' between Lesseps and the Plaça de Catalunya, part of the modern line 3. Two years later the 'Metro Transversal' (now part of line 1) was built between the Plaça de Catalunya and la Bordeta to link the city centre with the Plaça d'Espanya and Montjuïc, the site of the 1929 Universal Exhibition. The total track length of the system is 63.75 miles, 98℅ of which is underground. 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Montjuïc - Hill of the Jews in medieval Catalan language or maybe a corruption of Latin Mons Jovicus (that is, hill of Jupiter). ...


In modern times the network consists of nine lines managed by two different operators: Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), which manages the major underground lines; and Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC - Catalan Government Railways), which manages three integrated commuter lines running out into the extended metropolitan area. Fares are integrated into a city-wide system that also includes local and regional buses and some regional train services. FGC Logo Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya or FGC is a railway company, which operates several unconnected systems of lines in Catalonia. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... Metropolitan area in Western Tokyo as seen from Tokyo Tower A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or... For other uses, see Bus (disambiguation). ... A typical North American steam train In rail transport, a train consists of rail vehicles that move along guides to transport freight or passengers from one place to another. ...


Layout

Map of the Barcelona metro system
Map of the Barcelona metro system

The metro network proper consists of six lines, numbered L1 to L5 and L11, and distinguished on network maps by different colours. They run as follows: Download high resolution version (800x1600, 83 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (800x1600, 83 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

Line Number Map colour Opened Termini
Line 1 Red 1926 Hospital de Bellvitge - Fondo
Line 2 Purple 1995 Paral·lel - Pep Ventura
Line 3 Green 1924 Zona Universitària - Canyelles
Line 4 Yellow 1973 Trinitat Nova - La Pau
Line 5 Blue 1959 Cornellà Centre - Horta
Line 11 Light Green 2003 Trinitat Nova - Can Cuiàs

The Funicular of Montjuïc is fare-integrated and listed on maps as part of the metro network, being connected directly to the metro at Paral·lel station. Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Montjuïc - Hill of the Jews in medieval Catalan language or maybe a corruption of Latin Mons Jovicus (that is, hill of Jupiter). ...

Line Number Map colour Opened Termini
Funicular de Monjuïc Dark Green 1929 Paral·lel - Parc de Montjuïc

The three metro-like commuter lines operated by the FGC are numbered L6 to L8: 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... FGC Logo Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya or FGC is a railway company, which operates several unconnected systems of lines in Catalonia. ...

Line Number Map colour Opened Termini
Line 6 Dark Blue 1863 Pl. Catalunya - Reina Elisenda
Line 7 Brown 1954 Pl. Catalunya - Av. Tibidabo
Line 8 Pink 1912 Pl. Espanya - Molí Nou

Construction work is taking place currently on L9/L10, which will run from Badalona and Santa Coloma to the Zona Franca district and El Prat International Airport. The lines, which will share a central section between Bon Pastor and Torrassa (L1), will be the longest underground metro line in Europe, at 26.6 miles (42.6km), and will have 46 stations. 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... El Prat International Airport is an airport in Barcelona, Spain located 10kms away at El Prat de Llobregat. ...


See also

This is a list of the stations of the Barcelona metro system (see Barcelona Metro). ... The Madrid Metro is the large metro subway system serving Madrid, the capital of Spain. ... The contract for the underground metro system in Bilbao, Spain was awarded to architects Sir Norman Foster and partners in 1988 following an open competition as metro was decided to be the best method to improve congestion problems in the evolving and regenerating city. ... Lines 1 and 5 in Torrent Avinguda Station: here you can compare both trains from both lines Many stations have an artistic exhibit in the entrance hall. ... This is an alphabetical list of cities worldwide that have a metro rail system . ...

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Barcelona (Metro) (996 words)
Barcelona, bilingual (Catalan and Castilian), is the capital of Catalonia, one of the most important cities of the Iberian Peninsula and undoubtedly one of the most well-known metropolis of the world.
Barcelona’s Metropolitan Region (with 5.2 milions inhabitants, including the Metropolitan Area) is divided into six fare zones according to the Autoritat del Transport Metropolità (ATM), which is the public entity that regulates the public transports in Barcelona; the area formed by Barcelona and its adjacent cities (the Metropolitan Area) is the first zone.
Another of Barcelona's funiculars is reached by a short ride on one of the FGC suburban lines to station "Peu de Funicular" and the funicular is known as the Vallvidrera funicular.
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