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Old August 20th, 2013, 05:08 AM   #281
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that one, L3 Espanya, needs a serious revamp: I remember the exit is on the one side, and the opposite side feels like the sahara desert at 3pm, why can't they build a simple hole to the street as ventilation there?
Many station platforms built in the 1970s have only one entrance, this is one of them.
It has to be said that the fact that this station is an important interchange with L1 and the FGC network makes that there are other entrances.

Now itīs not time since thereīs no money for it, and all the money is going to the works of L9/L10 between Collblanc and the Airport and the branch to Zona Franca.

But itīs true that some stations built in the 1970s can be a bit claustrophobic, ventilation aside.
Three stations recently got a second entrance hall built: Sants-Estació L3, Bogatell L4, and Selva de Mar L4.

As for ventilation, donīt expect great things, itīs Barcelona, the Barcelona metro is stifling hot in summer.
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L1-Rocafort station.It is said to be the Barcelona metro station with the highest suicide rate.
This is surely an urban legend, if it somehow was true then it would have been published in a news article or some official spreadsheet with suicide statistics for every station on the network. La Vanguardia would have been on top of this if there was even an ounce of truth to it.

Barcelona is probably the world capital of urban legends, I've came across so many now that I don't believe anything until I can comfirm it from a trusted source, either official or widely published.

I think someone should collect all these urban legends and publish them, there are so many of them that there would probably be enough to fill a whole book. I think many of them originated during the Franco years and later became factoids and urban legends that still today many take for true.
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This is surely an urban legend, if it somehow was true then it would have been published in a news article or some official spreadsheet with suicide statistics for every station on the network.
Hopefully not. It is proven that news about suicides have a side effect putting other people to commit suicide. So itīs better to have an agreement with press not to write about this.

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Old August 23rd, 2013, 01:23 AM   #284
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L5-El Carmel station.

Opened in 2010, after the delay caused by a collapse that forced the demolition of some houses.
More than 1,000 people had to be relocated temporarily due to that collapse.

Itīs one of the deepest metro stations in Barcelona. And also one of the newest.



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This is surely an urban legend, if it somehow was true then it would have been published in a news article or some official spreadsheet with suicide statistics for every station on the network. La Vanguardia would have been on top of this if there was even an ounce of truth to it.

Barcelona is probably the world capital of urban legends, I've came across so many now that I don't believe anything until I can comfirm it from a trusted source, either official or widely published.

I think someone should collect all these urban legends and publish them, there are so many of them that there would probably be enough to fill a whole book. I think many of them originated during the Franco years and later became factoids and urban legends that still today many take for true.
People in Spain have a strange need to feel smarter than the next guy, so it's not unusual for them to insist on those urban legends and retell them in the most factual and reassuring tone. It really ends up making those stories quite juicy, in many cases I've found myself hearing the same story various times, always with very different, very "factual" details.
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L1-Sant Andreu.
Open since 1968, recently refurbished.
Although the maps show it like there was a connection to Sant Andreu Comtal railway station, thereīs no physical link but a 200 m walk out on the street.



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Very nice station.
This is a good renovation work, the station looks almost new.
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L2-Tetuan.
Open since 1995 (but works started in 1969!!! ).
Platform for trains bound for Badalona Pompeu Fabra.



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Very nice station.
This is a good renovation work, the station looks almost new.
I think it actually won a prize, if I remember correctly...
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L4-Urquinaona.
Open since 1926, as part of the Correos branch of the Gran Metro (now L3).
It took a life of its own as L4 since 1973, when a new section between Passeig de Grācia and Joanic was opened, and with that, the Correos branch was detached from L3.
Itīs one of the busiest stations, as it has a connection to L1.
Itīs also one of the most central stations.



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L3-Liceu.
Open since 1925.
This is a shallow underground station.
That I know, the two platforms arenīt connected one to each other, so if you get out of the train here by mistake and want to go back, you have to pay.
Iīm not in love with the last upgrade of this station, too many LEDs and too hot in summer.

Needless to say, itīs one of the busiest and most central stations, itīs under the Ramblas.
Keep an eye on your stuff, there might be pickpockets at this station or around, by the way.



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L10-Zona Franca-Ecoparc (working name, under construction).
This stretch of L10 along A Street at the Zona Franca industrial estate is elevated, as the sea is too close.
On your left, on the twin viaducts, the L10 tracks coming from the future terminus Zona Franca-ZAL.
Coming from the right, the access to the depot, which is behind us.
The station is right past the junction of the two viaducts and the traffic lights.
In hindsight, we can get a glimpse of the Montjuic hill, the old town is behind it.

As you can see, this is almost finished, but due to bad luck, delays and austerity, it is not yet in service.
I hope it will open soon. Politicians say by 2016 or later.

p.s: there is a railway level crossing at the red traffic lights.



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L5-El Coll-La Teixonera.
This is one of the newest stations of the Barcelona metro, it opened in 2010.
It is also one of the most fascinating stations for a number of reasons.
And it is also the deepest.

This is the entrance from Beat Almató Street.
On good days, from the inside of this tunnel, you can spot the Barcelona airport (that is, if the photographer had looked in the opposite direction).



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And this is the pannel at the Passeig Mare de Déu del Coll entrance.
This is the deepest point of the whole network, at 104 m above the rails.



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Once inside, there are long corridors with travelators (and also escalators and elevators):



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It has an island platform.
Here we can see a class 5000 train, bound for Vall dīHebron:



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L2-La Pau.

A very special guest on L2: a class 300 train, the original trains that started the first ever Barcelona Metro service on L3 in 1924.

They run on some special days, usually off-timetable, at night.
Class 300 never ran on L2 when they were in service (L2 didnīt exist yet as it is now).
If I remember correctly, they were withdrawn in 1987.

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L11-Torre Baró-Vallbona.
Open since 2003.

It is an interchange station with Rodalies Renfe commuter trains (lines R3, R4, R7) at Torre Baró station, located some 200 m away.

It is the only surface station on this line, and for now it is one of the three surface stations in service on the Barcelona Metro.

It is one of the three stations on L11 that has two tracks, allowing trains to crossing.

L11 is an automatic, single-track, five-station line.
The photo was taken in 2005, the station has platform screen doors since 2009.



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L1-Clot
Open since 1951.

It has three platforms.
All the L1 stations between Glōries and Sant Andreu have two side platforms as well as an island platform (except for Sagrera station which lost the side platforms after an upgrade).

Clot station is one of the most important interchange stations, since here meet L1, L2, and Rodalies R1 and R2, as well as other Renfe regional trains, at El Clot-Aragó station, which is linked to the Metro through underground corridors.

The picture shows a class 6000 train leaving Clot bound for Fondo.



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L3/L2-Paral.lel station.

L3 platforms are open since 1970, while current L2 platforms were open from 1975 till 1982 as platforms for L3B (which operated during that time as a separate line between Paral.lel and Zona Universitāria), and since 1995 as L2 platforms.

This L2/L3 interchange is one of the easiest of the whole network, actually the easiest if you come from Trinitat Nova on L3 and you change to L2, but for every other type of change, it isnīt the easiest (that would be Gorg L2/L10).

Paral.lel is an interchange station between L3, L2 and the Montjuic Funicular (which is exploited by the Metro as another line and will appear later on other posts).



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L2/L3/L4-Passeig de Grācia station.

If you ever have visited Barcelona, perhaps you might be familiar with this corridor. Yeah, this is THAT long corridor...
This is the longest interchange of the Barcelona metro.
The corridor links L3 station (behind the photographer), to L4 and L2 stations (beyond the corridor).
No travelator at all, despite it being the longest corridor of the whole Metro network.

It was opened in 1973 with the opening of L4 by reusing the former Correos branch of L3 (Passeig de Grācia-Jaume I) and adding a new section from Passeig de Grācia to Joanic.
That needed a new Passeig de Grācia station for L4, but it was built far away from the original (and present) L3 station, so they made this corridor to link them (actually it is no less than a part of an underground car parking).

When L2 was built in 1995, its station was located as planned, next to L4 station, so this corridor kept on existing.
There is some plan to open a new access to L4 station from the north, to make the L3/L4 interchange a bit less claustrophobic and depressing (and which will have no effect on the loooooong walk youīll still need to change from L3 to L2 (many prefer to change at Paral.lel instead, even if it means to increase the travel time -which I understand, at certain hours this corridor can be a bit creepy).

Btw, Passeig de Grācia station is one of the major interchange stations in the city, since next to L3 station there is the railway station, with many Renfe Rodalies commuter trains, and also many Renfe Regional trains.



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L2-Gorg.
Located in Badalona.

Open since 1985 as part of L4 (section La Pau-Pep Ventura), it became part of L2 in 2002, like the rest of that section.
The station has an interchange with L10, which is the easiest of the whole network except for one of the interchange options between L3 and L2 at Paral.lel station.



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L4-Correos (closed).

Open in 1934 when the Gran Metro Eastern branch (which would become L3 later) was extended from Jaume I.
Closed in 1972, with the works of extension of the line to Barceloneta. This station has been replaced by Barceloneta station.

Up till then a part of L3, the section Passeig de Grācia-Correos was detached from the rest of L3 to create L4.
So this station was never used as a L4 station, but as a L3 station, though itīs located in the current L4.

Itīs only visible if you travel from Jaume I to Barceloneta, not on the opposite sense.


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