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Old March 14th, 2014, 03:34 AM   #101
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Tramway on line T2, leaving La Fontsanta stop.
Note that the section between Bon Viatge and Llevant-Les Planes is in single track.

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Between La Fontsanta and Bon Viatge stops, on line T2:

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At CornellÓ Centre stop, on lines T1 and T2. On the left there┤s the access to both the metro L5 station and the Rodalies Renfe R1 and R4 station:

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Between CornellÓ Centre and Les AigŘes stops, on lines T1 and T2:

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Old March 16th, 2014, 09:51 AM   #103
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Tramway on line T2, leaving La Fontsanta stop.
Note that the section between Bon Viatge and Llevant-Les Planes is in single track.
Why single track? Because of size of streets?
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Old March 16th, 2014, 12:57 PM   #104
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Why single track? Because of size of streets?
No, because it's the end of the line (less frequency of trams, only T2) and they wanted to save costs. In 10 years of existence it has never been a problem for exploitation of the network.
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A coupling of two trams leaving Gl˛ries stop, on a T4 service bound for Estaciˇ de Sant AdriÓ.
Actually the place where the picture was taken is closer to La Farinera stop on lines T5 and T6, which line T4 doesn┤t serve (its next stop is Ca L┤Aranyˇ).

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Restoration of an old PCC tramway at the TMB workshop.

Though for the moment it┤s supposed to be just for exhibition, it would be GREAT to have them back on the streets.



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On the second YouTube, the man who┤s talking (a head of TMB) says that they┤ve also restored an old "cadenero" (the oldest electric rolling stock in Barcelona, 19th century), and two or three class 800 trams.

Note that the old trams used to have the same livery as the buses until the 1960s, when they got the better known greenish livery, which the modern trams have kept, more or less. Of all the old trams which are in running order, only tram n║ 129 keeps the same livery as the TMB buses, since the others are the Tramvia Blau originals, which never got the red nor green livery (else the Blue Tram wouldn┤t be true to its name!).

We know they have at least one class 500, and there may be a few more.

If only they had the brains to make them run again, tramway weekends in Barcelona could be far better, the old rolling stock was very varied and interesting.

The best preserved of the ones which aren┤t in running order is the tramway number 867 of the picture below (although strangely it was renumbered as number 870 in the 1970s/1980s, once the old network had closed. God knows the reason why it was renumbered... ).
It would be absolutely terrific to see this one run again. By 2007, it looked like this:

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The oldest preserved tram in Barcelona. This one wasn┤t even electric, but horse-powered!!
It is preserved in the TMB metro depot of the Triangle (the main depot for both metro L2 and L4).
By 1997 it looked like this:

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On the second YouTube, the man who┤s talking (a head of TMB) says that they┤ve also restored an old "cadenero" (the oldest electric rolling stock in Barcelona, 19th century), and two or three class 800 trams. [...]
The "cadenero" of the post above, the tramway number 58.

Before the restoration:



And in 2004, during the restoration:



And this is how it looked like when it was in use:

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Tramway 1240 at Portal de la Pau (Columbus statue) on a service of the old line 51 (Drassanes-Via J˙lia).
The line still exists as a bus line, with the route only slightly modified, but essentially the same.

If we┤re lucky, trams could be seen again on the same spot soon, the reconstruction of this particular section (between Estaciˇ de Franša and the Columbus statue) is planned -and much needed. There┤s even one of the trams of the same class as n║1240 preserved (albeit it needs a full restoration), so who knows, maybe one fine day we get to see the same picture again:

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The planned extension is supposed to look more or less like this:

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Back to vintage.

Old line 29 (circle). Tram 1663 at Correus stop.
This stop has strong chances of reopening (it belongs to the extension plan of the post just above this), although maybe moved some metres from where it was.

Line 29 remains, to this date, the most legendary tram line in Barcelona.
It went around the old town, round and round and round...


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The planned extension is supposed to look more or less like this:
it seems to make use of the bus-corridor which I spotted during my visit a couple of weeks ago. I wondered if this ever had been a tram-line, converted to bus. Goog idea, any news concerning the link of both trams via Diagonal?

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it seems to make use of the bus-corridor which I spotted during my visit a couple of weeks ago.
It certainly will.

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I wondered if this ever had been a tram-line, converted to bus.
You were right.

As for the extension of line T4 through the section of the photo of the PCC tram above, it┤s an official proposal, and it certainly will be built, as it is very easy and there always was a tram line, and the rails have been there till not as long (1990s, iirc).
The question is when will it be (re)built.
The budgets are very tight these days, and Barcelona has also the burden of the never-ending works of metro L9/L10.

The thing is that when it will finally be built, and trams run again on the sea front between Estaciˇ de Franša and Columbus's statue, it will be ideal for a heritage service (and ridership on line T4 would dramatically increase, too).
And at least one PCC tram is being restored, theoretically not for re-entering service, but, never say never...

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Bad news. It won┤t be made in the near future.
The neighbours (and many other people in the city) are against it, as it involves a rather polemic (and expensive) reform of Diagonal in the section between Francesc Macia and Glories squares which aims to reduce the road traffic in that avenue. But that┤s a core avenue, so it┤s a delicate issue, as precisely in that section the avenue is narrower than on the sections in which the trams already run.
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But that┤s a core avenue, so it┤s a delicate issue, as precisely in that section the avenue is narrower than on the sections in which the trams already run.
Thanks, now I know why they talked even about an underground-tram. BTW, I missed the Besos-section of tram running parallel to the expressway in cut/tunnel. Are trams equipped with signalling equipment for metro-operation or would that require a new concept/tram?

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Thanks, now I know why they talked even about an underground-tram.
Under Diagonal, between Glories and Zona Universitaria, there's been talk about a bit everything (metro, tram, FGC commuter rail, Renfe commuter rail...), but nothing serious has ever come out of it.

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BTW, I missed the Besos-section of tram running parallel to the expressway in cut/tunnel. Are trams equipped with signalling equipment for metro-operation or would that require a new concept/tram?
As far as I know, operation in the section between Can Jaumandreu and Besos stops is tramway-like, just that it's underground.
But I think that I heard something that if ever some day there came to be the need fo a metro extensin, it could be recycled, but don't pay too much attention to this I'm saying, since I'm not sure of it, maybe it' s just me being confused.
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Latest on Diagonal tram gap story, from Rail Journal:

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Barcelona seeks to bridge Diagonal tram gap
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BARCELONA could double its current tram ridership and save €2m each year in bus operating costs if a project to connect the city's two currently separate light rail networks if a short link along Diagonal Avenue becomes a reality

A newly-completed study by the local passenger watchdog Promociˇ del Transport P˙blic (PTP) in cooperation with the Official Association of Civil Engineers of Catalonia has concluded that the construction of a 3.6km line connecting the two halves of the current 29.1km tram network would be the best option to improve surface mobility across the city

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I hope the city council will approve the project.
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Are there any updates on the proposal to link the two tram systems via Av Diagonal?
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