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Old March 11th, 2014, 01:28 PM   #401
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I have recently had a trip to Barcelona and the Metro there is really impressive by its outstanding punctuality, and the fact that it did not seem to see heavy overcrowding (by London standards), not even in rush hours. The timers on the platform announce the times to the next train by the second, and they are accurate. The trains were also very clean, modern and fast.

The biggest negative impression was the existence of people (possibly refugees subsaharan Africa) selling purses in bags. At one point, in Catalunya on the L3, one could barely walk as there were 20 with bags and mini-carpets on the station floor. The security staff were around but seemed to do nothing.

Another negative impression is the staff at the most touristic points: none seemed to speak a word of English or make any effort to be helpful.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 02:18 AM   #402
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L5-Cornellà Centre

Open since 1983.

It is one of the most important interchange stations in the southern Barcelona suburbs, since here meet commuter trains (lines R1 and R4), tramways (lines T1 and T2) and metro L5.

The station has an access from the railway station square and another from the underground tram stop.

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L1-Santa Eulàlia

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L5-inside class 5000 rolling stock.

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Old March 14th, 2014, 07:57 PM   #405
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L1-Santa Eulàlia

Station (formerly known as "Bordeta-Cocheras") open since 1932 (underground since 1983). Depot open since 1926.

The station is located just outside the Barcelona city boundaries, next to the railway line.

It used to be a surface station until it was decided to extend L1 further west to Torrassa, and to do so the station had to be put underground, so it was closed in 1980, to reopen in 1983, now as an underground station.
From the first page of this thread, this picture is from when the station was newly opened, after the civil war in the 1940s more trains were bought in so they added a second track to the station to increase the frequenzy. The footbridge in the background is still there today.

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Old March 16th, 2014, 12:24 AM   #406
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I'll be riding the entire network soon, so stay tuned for more photos
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Old March 16th, 2014, 07:27 AM   #407
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L5-Cornellà Centre

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L5-Can Boixeres

The station and the depot (the main one for L5), seen from the train:

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Old March 23rd, 2014, 05:08 AM   #409
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L1-Baró de Viver

Open since 1983.

The loneliest metro station in Barcelona, its only access is in the middle of a lonely car park by a motorway, far from the Baró de Viver quarter.
It really needs a new access from the quarter (even if longer, and that should replace the current one, which feels so lonely and unsafe).
Don´t you EVER alight here after dark. EVER. It can be spooky.
During the daytime it´s supposed to be ok, but its damn lonely. Watch out.

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L1-Torras i Bages

Open since 1968, it has the particular feature, shared with only one other station (on L5), of having three tracks and two platforms.

As you might have guessed, it used to be a former terminus for L1 (between 1968 and 1983).

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News!!

The next stations to be upgraded will be:

-on L1, Rambla Just Oliveras (works have already started).

-on L3, Poble Sec (seems that works will start by summer).

-on L4, Poblenou (by the end of the year or beginning of 2015, this upgrade will probably include the construction of a second access and ticket hall).

The three of them will be adapted for the handicapped (lifts).
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L1-vintage images of old rolling stock (class 100, 200A, 200B, 400)

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Old April 8th, 2014, 03:12 PM   #413
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¡Hola!

I will be going to Barcelona from 21st July to 1st August 2014, and after getting an idea of the metro system in your city, I was thinking about using one of those tiny GoPro cameras to film the front of the train so I could impress other readers here. I would obviously need to get permission from the TMB and provide details about my plan.

Optimally, I am thinking of filming the whole route of L2 in the same style as this wonderful video by YouTube user pandora75019, which showed the Paris Metro extension to Mairie de Montrouge, so as to reduce the distraction from the train engine by the in-train announcements.



In this video, he put the camera right at the front of the train, presumably with duct tape. Since I plan to give advance notice to TMB to see if they are fine with it, I think I can pull this one off, legally. Inside the cab may be possible if it eliminates the Air-con noise and the announcements are disabled, unless the perspex division is thick enough.

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Old April 8th, 2014, 04:12 PM   #414
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I made a new schematic map of Barcelona metro network.

All lines are represented, metro, FGC y Rodalies

I tried to make the map as symmetrical and harmonious as possible but still small enough to be printed on 20cmx20cm



You can see it in better resolution on

www.inat.fr/metro/barcelona/
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Hi. There are four mistakes on the map (regardless of the color of each line, which you have told us about on the Madrid thread):

Metro L10 is Sagrera-Gorg, not Sagrera-Pep Ventura. Pep Ventura is only served by metro L2. L10 runs from La Salut into Gorg, not Pep Ventura.

On line R3 (Rodalies Renfe), the station located between Montcada-Ripollet and Mollet-Santa Rosa is called "Santa Perpètua de Mogoda" (not "Montgoda").

On line S1, the station located between Rubí and Terrassa-Rambla is called "Les Fonts", not "Les Fontas".

On your map, lines R8, S55 and S2 serve the station called "Sant Cugat del Vallès" (not "San Cugat del Vallès", mind the final "t") and Volpelleres station on lines S2 and S55 is another station, but actually Sant Cugat del Vallès station is served only by line R8, while Volpelleres station is the name of the nearby station for S2 and S55, you can see one station from the other and they´re like eight/ten minutes on foot from each other, but I´m not sure wether integrated tickets count them as one official interchange or not.

Good work, thanks for the effort!
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@437.001

Thank you VERY much for the review, I have corrected everything.
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And now it´s top notch.

Very good work.
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OOPS!!
I´ve just realized about another two mistakes...

On line R2 (south), please do swap Viladecans and Gavà stations, you´ve put them in the wrong order.

On trams T2 and T3, the stop formerly called "Sant Martí de L´Erm" was renamed, so the stop for line T2, and its current terminus, is called now "Llevant-Les Planes", while the stop for line T3 is now called "Hospital Sant Joan Despí/TV3".

That would be it, I think.
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Seems I really didn't concentrate enough while labeling stations in Barcelona.

Done
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