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Old July 3rd, 2010, 01:14 AM   #61
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2014, that´s what politicians say.
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 06:53 AM   #62
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Great metro system. And great city.
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 12:26 PM   #63
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2014, that´s what politicians say.
I believe L9 and L10 will be opened in full lenght February 30th
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Old July 4th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #64
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Great!

Brça metro is very efficient, unfortunately the city centre stations are old,hot(during august) and a bit dirty
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Old July 5th, 2010, 02:06 AM   #65
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Progress on the construction of the new line 9/10

Orange=Opened for traffic
Green=Under construction
White=To be excavated


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Barcelona's green line is the most convoluted line I've ever seen! Looks cool on maps, though.
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Old July 5th, 2010, 11:01 AM   #66
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That is a map of progress of the line 9 (orange) and 10 (cyan) construction. Unless you refer to the line 3 (which effectively is green)
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Old July 5th, 2010, 05:11 PM   #67
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Barcelona's green line is the most convoluted line I've ever seen! Looks cool on maps, though.
The first project of L9 (orange) through the municipality of El Prat de Llobregat wasn't like this, but they chaged it twice during the different tramitation phases. Firstly, due to the bad quality of the soil under the old part of the town; after, because they wanted the metro to serve also the train station; and finally, because they wanted to avoid the runways of the airport.
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Old July 5th, 2010, 07:49 PM   #68
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Hello...

MORE NEWS:

Looks likely that a new extension of line 2 (purple) of the Barcelona underground will be opened on July the 11th.
Just one new station: Badalona-Pompeu Fabra, in the very center of the suburban city of Badalona (from its current terminus at Pep Ventura).

This has been an extremely difficult extension despite its short length (barely 800m), due to the archaeological richness of the Badalona soil (Badalona was bigger in ancient Roman times than Barcelona), so difficult that authorities have ruled out any further extension to the north of this line 2.

On the longer term this new Badalona-Pompeu Fabra station will have an interchange with a future extension of line 1, from its current terminus at Fondo.

Despite the little length of this new extension, it is expected a strong increase in the use of line 2, and to a lesser extent, line 10.

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Old July 6th, 2010, 04:52 PM   #69
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That is a map of progress of the line 9 (orange) and 10 (cyan) construction. Unless you refer to the line 3 (which effectively is green)
Yes, that's what I meant. Sorry. I had no idea about the Barcelona lines designated colors.

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The first project of L9 (orange) through the municipality of El Prat de Llobregat wasn't like this, but they chaged it twice during the different tramitation phases. Firstly, due to the bad quality of the soil under the old part of the town; after, because they wanted the metro to serve also the train station; and finally, because they wanted to avoid the runways of the airport.
Thanks for the explanation. I figured there must have been very good engineering and political reasons for the routing of the new line.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 09:10 PM   #70
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Yes, that's what I meant. Sorry. I had no idea about the Barcelona lines designated colors.
The colo(u)rs of the Barcelona's metro lines are:

L1: Red
L2: Purple
L3: Green
L4: Yellow
L5: Blue
L6: Light Purple
L7: Brown
L8: Pink
L9: Orange
L10: Cyan
L11: Light Green

Note that lines 6-8 are operated by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) and therefore they aren't shown with their colo(u)rs on official metro maps.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #71
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As I said a few posts above, the new stretch of line 2 (purple) from Pep Ventura to Badalona Pompeu Fabra in the Barcelona underground has opened today, 3pm.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 10:33 PM   #72
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And with those 0.6 km, the Barcelona's metro has reached 100 km of tracks (Without lines 6, 7 and 8)
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Old July 12th, 2010, 10:48 PM   #73
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Pretty busy lately in the Barcelona underground...

STILL MORE NEWS!!:

Politicians say (politicians say...) that the new stretch of line 5 (blue) will be open in July the 25th.

Some do not believe it. They say August or even September is a more realistic date.

This is the famous stretch that had very serious problems (a service tunnel collapsed, actually) during its construction.

Let´s see what happens, but it looks like it will finally be opened soon.

Cheers! (today here we all have a bit of a hangover, btw... )

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Old July 13th, 2010, 12:14 AM   #74
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Off topic, but is Spain STILL partying?

Well deserved though. I was cheering the Dutch, but I cannot condone the way the Dutch played, especially certain tackles..

Sorry for going off topic!
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Old July 13th, 2010, 01:08 AM   #75
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The team has arrived in Madrid this afternoon and now they're doing a huge party, with more or less one milion of people, in the streets of the capital.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 10:09 AM   #76
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New Station opened last sunday. Badalona Pompeu Fabra

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Pretty busy lately in the Barcelona underground...

STILL MORE NEWS!!:

Politicians say (politicians say...) that the new stretch of line 5 (blue) will be open in July the 25th.

Some do not believe it. They say August or even September is a more realistic date.

This is the famous stretch that had very serious problems (a service tunnel collapsed, actually) during its construction.

Let´s see what happens, but it looks like it will finally be opened soon.

Cheers! (today here we all have a bit of a hangover, btw... )
I think this is the most severe accident in the history of metro construction in Barcelona, not only did a portion of the tunnel collapse but also dossens of families found themselves homeless. It was just a miracle no one got killed that day.

On the left side of the photo is the construction of the metro tunnel (actually the station named Carmel) and on the right side is the collapsed sevice tunnel, later they had to raise two apartment blocks to the left of the hole.

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Here is another notorious accident that happened during metro construction in Barcelona, this photo is from the extension of line 3 under the street called parallel close to the actual station with the same name, when an 80 meter long tunnel section collapsed during construction.

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Old July 27th, 2010, 02:57 PM   #78
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This week or maybe the next will see the opening of the 3 station extension of line 5. Due to the mountainous landscape the three stations will use 78 mechanical transportation devices (38 escalators, 24 elevators and 16 moving walkways). Included in this extension is the station El Coll I La Teixonera which will be the deepest station on the network for the next 4-5 years.

Carmel station

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The tunnel before entering Carmel station with the collapsed service tunnel to the right.

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One of three station entrances to El Coll I La Teixonera station, this one is located 73 meters above the platform.

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Photo taken by Aureli
Map over the station

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This very steep neighbourhood is full of outdoor escalators to help people overcome the height difference.

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Photo taken by Aureli

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Old July 29th, 2010, 10:01 PM   #79
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Are these pics yours?
Seen as I don´t think so, maybe it would be a good idea to point whose these pics are in each case (I´m talking about the non-marked ones).

Btw the new stretch of line 5 (blue), from Horta to Vall d´Hebron will be opening tomorrow.
There will be an interchange at vall d´hebron between lines 3 (green) and 5 (blue).

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Opened a new section of the subway line 5 Barcelona

Source: DPTOP, Generalitat de Catalunya.

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