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Old February 13th, 2016, 04:25 PM   #781
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My photos from the opening yesterday:

Terminal 2: https://www.facebook.com/DavorBCN/po...66?pnref=story

Terminal 1: https://www.facebook.com/DavorBCN/po...53969454593566

All stations from Aeroport T1 to Europa/Fira: https://www.facebook.com/DavorBCN/po...66?pnref=story

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Old February 13th, 2016, 05:59 PM   #782
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L9 | Southern extension (Zona Universitaria-Aeroport T1).

Images of Parc Logístic station.

It's in an industrial estate. Not expected to be busy.
Despite the images, the station is finished, it's meant to look like this.


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Old February 13th, 2016, 06:05 PM   #783
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L9 | Southern extension (Zona Universitaria-Aeroport T1).

Images of Fira station.

Designed by Toyo Ito.
It gives a direct access to the exhibition centre, and it's the closest station to an IKEA.
It will not be usually busy, but it can reach very high peaks of passengers during the exhibitions.
That's why it's been built wider than other stations.

Sometime in the future, it will have a connection for the L2 extension.

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Old February 13th, 2016, 06:12 PM   #784
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L9 | Southern extension (Zona Universitaria-Aeroport T1).

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Old February 13th, 2016, 06:13 PM   #785
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L9 | Southern extension (Zona Universitaria-Aeroport T1).

Images of Europa-Fira station.

Connection to FGC (lines L8, S33, S4, S8, R5, R6).
It gives access to the business area of Plaįa Europa, and also to the exhibition centre.
The area has some hotels, too.
This station is going to be busy, reaching very high peaks of passengers during the exhibitions.

Again, it looks half finished, but it's intended.
I think it gives it a slight "Red Ribbon headquarters" feel.

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Old February 13th, 2016, 06:17 PM   #786
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L9 | Southern extension (Zona Universitaria-Aeroport T1).

Images of Can Tries-Gornal station.

It won't be busy.
It will be the junction between L9 and L10, once it opens, though.

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I get that exposed concrete is part of the design. The idea is pretty cool, but when used, it means concrete exposed surfaces should be superbly polished to give it a uniform feel. You don't plaster a bit of cement here and there, and leave it in a different color! Looks like poor execution of finishings.
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L9 | Southern extension (Zona Universitaria-Aeroport T1).

Images of Torrassa station.

Connection for metro L1.

Located under one of the densest quarters in the greater Barcelona (but not in inner Barcelona, just outside).
This one will be busy.

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Old February 13th, 2016, 06:32 PM   #789
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L9 | Southern extension (Zona Universitaria-Aeroport T1).

Images of Collblanc station.

Connection for metro L5.

Located on the edge between L'Hospitalet (greater Barcelona) and inner Barcelona proper, one of the densest areas of the city.
One of the stations that give access to the FC Barcelona facilities (Camp Nou football stadium, Palau Blaugrana basketball/handball/hockey arena, etc).

It will be busy, reaching VERY high peaks during sports matches and/or concerts.

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Old Sant Ramon avenue entrance to Collblanc station that has been closed, replaced by a new, wider one:


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L9 | Southern extension (Zona Universitaria-Aeroport T1).

Images of Mas Blau station.

Located in an industrial estate in El Prat, greater Barcelona.
It will be right next to the future Amazon distribution centre for Southern Europe, which will be home to lots of jobs, so this station is a happy coincidence.

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I get that exposed concrete is part of the design. The idea is pretty cool, but when used, it means concrete exposed surfaces should be superbly polished to give it a uniform feel. You don't plaster a bit of cement here and there, and leave it in a different color! Looks like poor execution of finishings.
I disagree.
I saw those concrete stations in person and I love them. They are so different!

FIRA station is too big, and Aeroport T1 station is small.

Aeroport T2 station is bigger than Aeroport T1, which is not logical!
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I disagree.
I saw those concrete stations in person and I love them. They are so different!
I like exposed concrete, but it must be polished and well cared for as it cures.
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L9 | Southern extension (Zona Universitaria-Aeroport T1).

Zona Universitāria station.

Connection for metro L3, and tramway T1, T2, T3.

The busiest station of this extension, without a doubt.

...and also the narrowest, and no escalators, only lifts (see you in the morning rush, fellas!!). Idiots.

For now, only the lower platform is in use, as the section between Collblanc and Zona Universitāria is in single track.

Anyway, nice dome.

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L5 | Collblanc station.

Some of the first tourists spotted changing at Collblanc from L9.

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I see on urbanrail.net map that there are two stations on this extension (Camp Nou and La Ribera) which are not open. Is this something what will be added in the near future or it's just a space reserved in case needed in later on? Some cities do that...
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How do you know straight away that they are definitely tourists? Could also be locals returning home.
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I see on urbanrail.net map that there are two stations on this extension (Camp Nou and La Ribera) which are not open. Is this something what will be added in the near future or it's just a space reserved in case needed in later on? Some cities do that...
Three stations, not two.

Camp Nou station can't be opened yet, as it's the extraction shaft for the TBM that bores the section between Manuel Girona and Lesseps.
Pity that it can't open yet, as not only it gives another access to the FC Barcelona facilities, but also to a university campus and three tramway lines.
Anyway, this is the least advanced station of the whole southern extension, even counting L10 south stations (but one, Motors).

La Ribera station is currently in the middle of a cabbage field, it's supposed to be an area of future residential development.
They've been not very smart at finishing it, they should have left the station box alone, the rest could have been built later, once the houses were built.
It won't open in decades.

The third station, Aeroport-Terminal de Cārrega, which is intended to give an access to the cargo terminal for airport workers, is finished too, but it's not open yet, for reasons unknown...

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How do you know straight away that they are definitely tourists? Could also be locals returning home.
I wasn't there, I'm quoting.
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Actually there are three "ghost" stations (you've forgotten "Aeroport Terminal de Cārrega station").

La Ribera and Aeroport Terminal de Cārrega stations are already finished, or almost finished (99% complete).

The first one (La Ribera) is currently in the middle of nowhere, in an area ready for new residential developments, which have been postponed due to the end of the real estate bubble. So nobody knows when this station will open, maybe in 10 years or maybe never.

The reasons for the second one (Aeroport Terminal de Cārrega) being closed are unclear. The station is located in an industrial area close to the airport, next to freight facilities and other services of the airport. Perhaps they wait until more companies move to that area, but nobody seems to know the exact reason why it hasn't opened yet.

Then we have Camp Nou station, serving the FC Barcelona stadium and an important university campus, as well as providing connection to 3 tramway lines (in nearby Av. de Xile station). It hasn't opened because it's not ready, and probably it won't open until the central section (Zona Universitāria - La Sagrera) is ready, as the station is to be used as extraction shaft for the TBM in charge of excavating the remaining part of the line.


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How do you know straight away that they are definitely tourists? Could also be locals returning home.
Well, let's say in Barcelona we know how to easily identify "guiris" (tourists from central and northern Europe and North America).
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