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Old January 22nd, 2016, 04:30 AM   #721
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Official opening of the L9 South to Barcelona airport will be on February the 12th!


Link: http://www.lavanguardia.com/local/ba...e-febrero.html

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We have more information about the line on the Mobile World Congress web. There are some FAQ which you may find interesting. There's one question that tells you not to change anymore onto the FGC at Plaça Espanya. This is only right if you're on the L1 or the L5, but not if you're on the L3. If you're on this line, keep changing at Plaça Espanya, it is a lot faster than going to Zona Universitària, but it will cost you an extra single-ticket unless you travel with card (T10 or T-Dia for example).

Mobile World Congress (Metro)

And the Metro map with the new L9 south stretch (19 new km of automatic line).

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Old January 26th, 2016, 04:12 AM   #723
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The link that you provide for the new metro map is not working...

This is the correct link:
https://www.mobileworldcongress.com/...Map.pdf?c1bcb8
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Old January 26th, 2016, 05:20 PM   #724
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Update of the works of the metro station AEROPORT T2, today at 2:30pm:




17 days left to open!!
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Old January 27th, 2016, 06:53 PM   #725
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Old January 30th, 2016, 05:32 PM   #726
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Today I went to work to BCN AIRPORT by metro:

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Las pruebas muy bien.
Hemos entrado por Cèntric a las 10:30, hemos tomado el metro de las 10:45 a la T1, y luego varios metros a todas las otras estaciones abiertas: Aeroport T1, Cèntric, Fira, Torrassa y Collblanc. Había un tren cada 7 minutos. He salido por T1 a las 13:55 y he entrado a trabajar en mi Ofi. de la T1 a las 14h.

He tomado unas 300 fotos, pero como estoy trabajando y es un horror colgarlas todas, os pongo 4:


Pantalla dentro de un tren.


Marcas en el suelo en la T1, como en muchos metros asiáticos. I like!


Pegatina de "ticketing", que no va a durar ni 2 días... xDD


Mi nueva estación.

Por primera vez en mi vida he ido a mi trabajo en el Aeropuerto en metro. ¡20 años esperando esto!
Official opening will be on February the 12th!!
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Old January 30th, 2016, 05:52 PM   #727
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Would it still not be faster to take the train to T2 and then metro for those who need T1? No doubt depends where one starts from, but let's assume Sants railway station.
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Old January 30th, 2016, 06:01 PM   #728
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Would it still not be faster to take the train to T2 and then metro for those who need T1? No doubt depends where one starts from, but let's assume Sants railway station.
The quickest now will be Metro from T1 to El Prat train station and then, in El Prat train station, trains every 15 min. to Barcelona centre!
But all that will cost you more than the price of AEROBUS, which is 5.90€... Metro+train: 6.65€
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Old January 30th, 2016, 11:22 PM   #729
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Old January 31st, 2016, 02:40 AM   #730
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L9 | Southern extension (Zona Universitaria-Aeroport T1).

More images of the test runs.

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Escalators at Collblanc station.





There were many stickers like this masking the L10 sign.
Let's hope it's a good sign. [note from 437.001: L10 not opening has caused a bit of an uproar in the Zona Franca quarter, as it is the last area of inner Barcelona without metro, and it is a quite big quarter. Besides, L10 will go on till the Zona Franca industrial area. Its opening is postponed with no date, and to open it they should buy new rolling stock for L2 and L4 and send all of the class 9000 trains to L10, as it is the only way it could open. ]





The upper platform at Collblanc station. Looks like this platform will be only for trains terminating here, while trans continuing on to Zona Universitaria will use the lower platform. Let's remember that the section between Collblanc and Zona Universitaria will be in single track for the time being.





The train once we all boarded at Collblanc. As crowded as on a FC Barcelona football match.





New desgign for the screens. Announcements will be in Catalan, Spanish and English.





Upper platform at Torrassa station.





The long corridor connecting Fira station with the Congress and Exhibition Hall of Fira Gran Via.
Luckily, the Toyo Ito-designed pond ( ) on the left of the corridor has finally been removed.
How useful would a pond be in a metro station?





Platform at Cèntric station.





Updated metro and commuter rail map at Aeroport T1 station.





Explanatory panel about L9 at Fira station ticket hall. The panel has mistakes. Idiots.

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Gap between train and platform screen door at Torrassa station.

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At Fira station, a sign indicating that the single ticket and the T-10 are not valid to travel to the airport.





New updated map inside a class 9000 train.





Aeroport T1 station.







Cèntric station:











Collblanc station.







At Collblanc station, a map showing the state of the Works on the whole L9/L10.

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Cèntric station.

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Escalators at Torrassa station.





Another masked L10 sign, at Torrassa station [L10 won't open yet].

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Connection to L5 at Collblanc station.

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Entrance at Collblanc station.

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Section with triple-track between Europa-Fira and Fira stations. Will be used by trains terminating at either Europa-Fira or Fira.

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Old January 31st, 2016, 02:42 AM   #731
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Good to see that they have left room for a future extension of L2 from Sant Antoni to Parc Logístic and on to Aeroport T1 taking over (or coexisting with) L9.
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Old January 31st, 2016, 04:06 AM   #732
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Old January 31st, 2016, 09:14 AM   #733
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Is there any reason for Lines 9 and 10 sharing the same corridor (from Can Tries Gornal to Bon Pastor)? Within that corridor, do Lines 9 and 10 have two tracks each, or do the two lines merge onto the same pair of tracks at the southwest and northeast of the Barcelona area?

I think developing a corridor that is being shared by two metro lines with two tracks for each of them is really expensive.
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Old January 31st, 2016, 11:06 AM   #734
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L9 and L10 will share tracks between Can Tries Gornal and Bon Pastor.

Unfortunately, it's unlikely that the common section between Zona Universitària and La Sagrera will be finished during the next 10 years.

Hopefully we'll see an opening of the southern L10 branch in a few years, but that will depend on the acquisition of new trains, which are needed to open new sections without compromising headways.
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Unfortunately, it's unlikely that the common section between Zona Universitària and La Sagrera will be finished during the next 10 years.
How much has been built there already and how much is just on paper?
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Well, basically there were two TBM in charge of boring the tunnels. One had to bore between Camp Nou and Mandri, and the other one between Sagrera and Mandri.

The first one reached Manuel Girona station and then it was stopped. The second one reached Lesseps station and then it was also stopped. Now the government says that the one in Manuel Girona will be in charge of boring the whole section up to Lesseps, as the one in Lesseps is damaged and cannot be repaired. Therefore, the two TBM will be dismantled and removed in Lesseps station.

However, the current government has been covering and remodeling most station shafts and construction areas in the past months, in order to reduce annoyances to residents. Hence, nobody really expects that construction of that section will restart anytime soon.

If only they finished boring the tunnel (even though no stations would be built, nor tracks laid), the situation would improve, as currently the government has to pay the maintenance costs of one of the TBMs (and it has been doing so for the last 5 years!). Furthermore, Collblanc - Zona Universitària section (on the Airport branch opening in two weeks) will have to be operated with just a single track, and without Camp Nou station, as the second track cannot be laid until the stopped TBM completes its tasks (Camp Nou station is used as an extraction shaft for the central section of L9/10).
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L9 and L10 will share tracks between Can Tries Gornal and Bon Pastor.

Unfortunately, it's unlikely that the common section between Zona Universitària and La Sagrera will be finished during the next 10 years.
Not only is it unlikely, it's basically impossible.

They have too much left to open, and too little money.

But I guess that, L10 excepted, things could move on by opening small sections.

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How much has been built there already and how much is just on paper?
1) Aeroport-Terminal de Càrrega station (L9).

Aeroport-Terminal de Càrrega station is already finished, it gives an access to the cargo terminals, but for some reason that isn't very clear at all, won't be opening on February 12, even though it could generate passengers from day one. It definitely is the next step, or should be.

2) Can Tries-Gornal to Zona Franca-ZAL (L10).

L10 between Can Tries-Gornal and Zona Franca-ZAL is very advanced.
Trains already use it as the access to the Zona Franca-ZAL depot.
The problem is that stations aren't finished yet, and there's a lack of rolling stock.

To open that section they need to save money for new rolling stock for L2 and L4, so that could allow all class 9000 trains to be moved to L9/L10, to both the Can Zam (north side) and Zona Franca (south side) depots.
Until this is achieved, there is no way L10 can be opened between Can Tries-Gornal and at the very least, Foc.

But then again, this could pose a headway trouble between Collblanc and Zona Universitaria, as that section is in single track.

One solution could be to make L10 trains terminate at Collblanc, while L9 trains would continue on to Zona Universitaria.

Another solution would be...

3) double tracking of Collblanc to Zona Universitaria and opening of Camp Nou station (L9/L10).

...to build a new extraction shaft at Campus Nord, which would replace the existing one at Camp Nou station, and which is what has kept this section from being double-tracked and Camp Nou station from being opened.

This new extraction shaft would allow the double-tracking of the section Collblanc-Zona Universitaria, and would also allow to open Camp Nou station, which would be an important source of passengers, not only because of FC Barcelona, but also because that's next to the south side of the Zona Universitaria campus (its working name was "Campus Sud"), and last but not least, because it will have a connection with tram lines T1, T2 and T3 (at Avinguda de Xile tram stop).

Although this would be more expensive than just making L10 trains terminate at Collblanc, of course.

4) Sagrera-Lesseps (L9/L10).

This section has already been tunnelled, with one of the TBM's dead at Lesseps station, it will have to be dismantled and removed right there.
The stations between Lesseps and Sagrera are all at an advanced construction stage in terms of structure, with the exception of the station named Muntanya (or Travessera de Dalt) which hasn't been started.

I find it likely that the stretch between Sagrera and Guinardó-Hospital de Sant Pau will be the first on this section to open.

Anyway, this opening would imply the closure of the current L9/L10 Sagrera station, which is provisory and will be used by the L4 extension between La Pau and Sagrera.

5) La Pau-Sagrera (L4).

This extension is also part of the L9/L10 works, and it is very advanced, with both its ends finished and in use, but there is a short section missing (around 700 m at most) that hasn't been started.
Precisely this non-built section will include Santander station.
I don't know how much of a priority the L4 extension is, but it definitely would be one of the cheapest parts of all the remaining works.

6) Zona Universitaria-Lesseps (L9/L10).

Only the section between Zona Universitaria and Manuel Girona has been tunnelled, with the TMB trapped under Manuel Girona Street.
This TBM should be able to bore the remaining section till Lesseps.

As for the stations, Manuel Girona station hasn't been started at all, and the other stations are at varying degrees of completion, but none of them is advanced at all.

And then there is...

7) La Ribera station (L9).

The bad side of planning in advance. This station is finished and ready to open, but it's right in the middle of a cabbage field. It's thought to serve a potential new development at El Prat de Llobregat, but it's not likely that it will be open in a few decades. Definitely the most useless part of this line, at the moment. There was absolutely no need to finishing it, they could have just built the structure and leave it unfinished. Now they have a finished station that will be left as a ghost station for decades, the idiots.

8) connection at Parc Logístic to a future extension of L2 to Sant Antoni (L2/L9).

The good side of planning in advance. They have left room for the longtime planned and ever-postponed L2 extension.
This would allow L2 taking over L9 between Parc Logístic and Aeroport T1, or both lines sharing tracks on this section.
L2 would/will be a much more convenient access to central Barcelona from the airport, and this extension would turn L2 into the busiest line by a mile.
... and would also become a sort of pickpocket's paradise, as it would connect the airport, the Montjuic museums, the two congress and exhibition halls, the old town, the centre, the Sagrada Familia, four commuter rail stations and plenty of high density quarters.

9) Sagrera-AVE station (L4/L9/L10).

It's unfinished, although relatively advanced. Its opening depends entirely on the completion of the new main railway station.

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However, the current government has been covering and remodeling most station shafts and construction areas in the past months, in order to reduce annoyances to residents. Hence, nobody really expects that construction of that section will restart anytime soon.
I think there is room to do it, but they will have to do it by phases.
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Thanks for the detailed answer. I see it's complicated, but not completely hopeless...

In any case I find Barcelona's metro to be a pretty good already when compared to other cities in the same 3-5 million inhabitants range.
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I have a what will be completed first pool which includes lines 9 and 10 . Other contestants include the last section of A-22 motorway near Huesca, the new Mestalla stadium in Valencia, and the Tokyo megapyramid. An earlier iteration of this pool had a section of N-260 in place of A-22, that section was finally completed and open to traffic in 2012.
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