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Old February 21st, 2014, 09:36 AM   #181
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Platforms cannot be widened without moving tracks, I'm certain this is obvious. Platforms can be lengthened; however, only marginal benefit is gained because the platform should align with the length of train. Moreover, underground is very difficult to do this because utilities or train rooms or exits are typically at them end of a platform.

Appreciate the photos. Really envious of Barcelona. I'm am not certain of any other city outside of China that is aggressive right now as Barcelona. Los Angeles is right behind you - 2 lines currently under construction, 1 approved for construction, and 2 more will be approved by end of this year. Approximately 29 miles total.
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Really envious of Barcelona. I'm am not certain of any other city outside of China that is aggressive right now as Barcelona. Los Angeles is right behind you - 2 lines currently under construction, 1 approved for construction, and 2 more will be approved by end of this year. Approximately 29 miles total.
I'm sorry to disappoint you, but Barcelona is not currently expanding its network so fast. Works on the central section of L9 have been suspended for more than 3 years due to lack of funding. Only the Airport section (around 14 stations) is under construction and it will be finished in 2016.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 06:06 PM   #183
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I'm sorry to disappoint you, but Barcelona is not currently expanding its network so fast. Works on the central section of L9 have been suspended for more than 3 years due to lack of funding. Only the Airport section (around 14 stations) is under construction and it will be finished in 2016.
Yes, however, I would consider lines that have broken ground among those 'under construction'. Understood is that more than 1 may be stalled, but projects like the extension in Terrassa and Sebadell are well under way. And, aren't there others beside L9 and L10?
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Yes, however, I would consider lines that have broken ground among those 'under construction'. Understood is that more than 1 may be stalled, but projects like the extension in Terrassa and Sebadell are well under way. And, aren't there others beside L9 and L10?
The only things that have gone beyond the paper planning are:

-on line R8, Santa PerpŔtua de Mogoda-Can Folguera station (started and unfinished, no date in sight)

Still in paper status:

-upgrades of various stations of all the Rodalies lines. The state of some stations is sometimes very bad, even dangerous, particularly on line R4. A lot of work has been done in many stations, but there are still many to be upgraded, mainly to have them with higher platforms and eliminating foot level crossings between platforms.

-the extension of standard gauge on line R4 from Castellbisbal to Sant Vicenš de Calders and further away into the rest of Spain. That┤s supposed to be primarily for freight, but in the long run the passenger-only lines are supposed to be changed to standard gauge too.
These works will have a big impact on lines R4 and R8. Some stations could be massively upgraded, and a third track could be built between Castellbisbal and Martorell stations, by using an old single-track tunnel that was abandoned when the line was double-tracked in the 1980s (massive upgrade on that tunnel is compulsory).

-... and then there┤s Baricentro ghost station on line R8 (unfinished, never opened).

-extension of line L8 from Barcelona-Plaša Espanya to GrÓcia (very much a sheet of paper and not much more).

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I┤m posting the extension plans for non-suburban rail, here for the metro and here for the tramways.
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Line R4, Gelida Funicular.
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Lines L8, S33, S4, S8, R5, R6.
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Lines S1, S5.
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Lines R1, R4.
CornellÓ de Llobregat station.


Open since the 1850s, it keeps one of the oldest station buildings in Spain.
Nowadays it also is an important interchange point with the metro (L5) and the tramway (lines T1 and T2).

All trains call here.

The station also has a depot for maintenance of commuter train EMUs.

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Lines R1, R4.
Sant Joan DespÝ station.


This station has an unofficial foot connection (meaning it┤s a few streets away from the station) with tramway lines T1 and T2 (whose Bon Viatge stop is not very far away).

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