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Old October 16th, 2014, 07:29 PM   #241
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UF, ojalá se haga antes de 2020...
Pero primero deben acabar la L9 de La Sagrera a Collblanc. Y prolongar de T.N. a T.V. la L3, por favor.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 05:00 PM   #242
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Pallejà (FGC)

Underground station located in the town of Pallejà (Baix Llobregat), opened in October 2007 after the closure of the former overground station of 1912.

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Old November 29th, 2014, 06:12 PM   #243
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Vilassar de Mar

Station opened in 1848.

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Old December 7th, 2014, 04:54 AM   #244
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Rubí (FGC)

Station opened in 1993 after the closure of the former station of 1918.

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Old December 18th, 2014, 06:08 PM   #245
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renfe Rodalies Catalunya L´Hospitalet de Llobregat 17-12-2014
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L´Hospitalet de Llobregat 17-12-2014

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Old December 21st, 2014, 05:24 PM   #246
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Old December 21st, 2014, 05:26 PM   #247
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NEWS!

On line R8, the newspaper La Vanguardia (article in Spanish) announces a €3.04 million investment to finally open the Santa Perpètua de Mogoda station on that line (there's another one on line R3, in another part of town), which right now is a ghost station (only the platforms were built).

On the following image from the article you can see a Google Maps image of the station location:

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On line R4, the web radiovilafranca.cat (article in Catalan), it is announced that Gelida, Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Lavern-Subirats, Vilafranca del Penedès and Els Monjos stations will be upgraded. Works to start soon in late 2014/2015 and to take place between 2015 and 2016. Total investment of around €7 million.



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On the El 9 Nou (article in Catalan) website, it was announced the upgrade of Granollers-Centre (€ 1.1 million), Mollet-Sant Fost (€ 2.2 million), and Sant Celoni (€ 200,000) stations on line R2, and also of Mollet-Santa Rosa station (€2 million) on line R3. They all should be ready by 2015, excepting Mollet-Sant Fost, which should be ready by 2016.

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On the FGC Vallès network, the first two EMUs of the new class 114 have started service on line L7. They will also run on line L6, and maybe also on S5 and S55 services.

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Old January 17th, 2015, 05:06 AM   #248
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FGC 113.64 at Provença by me, on Flickr

I noticed that on 113s and 114s, the blue lights on the front of the train sometimes comes on, while on the 111s, it's the green lights. What do the lights mean? Are they like the marker lights on the Chicago L?
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Old January 26th, 2015, 06:57 PM   #249
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Does anyone have any update news of the suburban extension to Terrassa? Or, is the completed civil works destined to be a ghost line?
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Old January 26th, 2015, 10:41 PM   #250
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http://noticias.lainformacion.com/ec...CDt7OiJhSyGq3/

The regional minister of public works announced in September that the FGC extension in Terrassa will open next summer.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 10:55 PM   #251
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If not before. It is almost finished. It shouldn't take long before test runs start... unless they have already started without us noticing (which I doubt ).
It's just that authorities are so extremely uncommunicative about this extension that sometimes people tend to believe that works have been abandoned.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 12:58 PM   #252
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Construction of the new railway line connecting Barcelona to its airport will start next April, according to the regional minister of public works. It will be an almost totally underground double-track line linking the existing railway station of El Prat de Llobregat and both terminals of the airport. The project, which should have started construction in 2010 but was later cancelled as a result of the financial crisis, includes the construction of two new underground stations in Terminal 2 and Terminal 1 and a tunnel beneath the airport's main runway. The current single-track line between El Prat de Llobregat station and Terminal 2 station in the airport will be dismantled, according to the 2010 project.

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El nuevo acceso ferroviario al aeropuerto de El Prat empezará a construirse en abril

Fomento pondrá 220 millones de euros de su presupuesto y la financiación privada se limitará a 75 millones

El proyecto que se ejecutará es el mismo que se había previsto con estaciones en las dos terminales. Así, el nuevo ramal, de unos seis kilómetros de longitud, partirá de la estación de El Prat y finalizará en la terminal T1, que ya tiene el espacio preparado para recibir el ferrocarril. El trazado pasará por debajo de las pistas del aeropuerto.


http://www.lavanguardia.com/economia...o-el-prat.html


La construcción de la lanzadera hasta la T1 molestará a los usuarios de Rodalies

Pero frente a la alegría, el conseller ha advertido de que este proyecto generará nuevas afectaciones para los usuarios habituales de Rodalies, sobre todos de aquellos que suelen utilizar la línea cercana al tramo hacia el aeropuerto, la R2 Sud. "Las obras del día a día afectarán", ha confirmado, y "este es uno de los motivos del por qué las obras se van retrasando".

La nueva lanzadera unirá Gràcia, Sants, la T2 y la T1, y con ella se rompe definitivamente el monopolio de Renfe como operadora en todo el sistema de Rodalies, ha asegurado.

http://www.lavanguardia.com/politica...erminarla.html
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Old February 19th, 2015, 01:09 AM   #253
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I'm having none of it. Elections are coming...
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Old February 19th, 2015, 02:47 AM   #254
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Same here, I will believe my eyes when I see it finished, but not now in a year of elections!
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Line S1 | Terrassa extension.

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The regional minister of public works announced in September that the FGC extension in Terrassa will open next summer.
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If not before. It is almost finished. It shouldn't take long before test runs start... unless they have already started without us noticing (which I doubt ).
It's just that authorities are so extremely uncommunicative about this extension that sometimes people tend to believe that works have been abandoned.
Ok, according to a well-informed source, test runs will start on April.
So by June it should be open, if not before.
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Line R4.

Uncut front cab ride on a R4 service from Manresa to Sant Vicenç de Calders, calling at all stations.
Note the diverging state of the platforms, those that are further away from Barcelona tend to be in worse state.
This is the worst commuter rail line in terms of platform height.
Note also six stations that the train passes by (Els Comtals, Castellgalí, Olesa, Torrebonica, Castellarnau, Sant Ildefons de Cornellà), those were closed years ago.

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Grade passages between platforms (e.g. min. 12, 17)... that's so bad.

How about all the rails that are scattered along the route (e.g. min 7, 9), are they renovating them? Overall the whole route looks in quite good condition to me. The only regret is the speed, the train could definitely move faster in some of the sections.

Question: how come the platform in catalunya (min 1:17) is so long? there even seems to be stairs leading somewhere at the end of it, are they used?
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Note the diverging state of the platforms, those that are further away from Barcelona tend to be in worse state.
This is the worst commuter rail line in terms of platform height.
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Grade passages between platforms (e.g. min. 12, 17)... that's so bad.
Pffft. Damn luxury-coddled Euros.

There are tons of spots in the US much worse than this. There are grade passages between platforms in Orlando that OPENED LAST YEAR.

As for uneven platform levels? Come to Philadelphia some day, then talk to me. Toronto and LA might also like a few words (mini-high platforms).

Heck, San Francisco and Washington DC consider themselves lucky if they get a second platform.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rippon_%28VRE_station%29

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Line R1.

Uncut front cab ride on a R1 service from Blanes to L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, calling at all stations.

Line R1 is the busiest of Rodalies Renfe Barcelona.
Note that this is a summer afternoon, so the train gets overcrowded (just look at the number of people awaiting at the platform of each station, and note that the line runs along the beach nearly all of the time. Note also that the driver sighs when he sees the number of passengers awaiting at Montgat-Nord station), at a time at which, were this winter, that would be the counter-peak and the train would not run full (not empty either, this line is busy all year long).

Platform height is not the problem here (all platforms are of the standard Adif height, unlike on line R4 of the previous video).
But platform length at Arc de Triomf station (shared with lines R3 and R4) is a problem, it allows only 8-car trains, and this keeps 10-car trains away from this line.
That worsens the overcrowding at the peak hours. And in summer, the peak on this line lasts nearly all day...

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Grade passages between platforms (e.g. min. 12, 17)... that's so bad.
Indeed. Still far too many of them on this line, although some of them are only for technical use, not for passengers (but people don't care ).
On this video you can see some of the most dangerous stations of the whole network.
Notably the stations between Sant Vicenç de Castellet and Terrassa, which are in desperate need of a massive upgrade, they're in very bad condition.

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How about all the rails that are scattered along the route (e.g. min 7, 9), are they renovating them?
Bits of them, here and there. The maintenance, although the sections Manresa-Sant Miquel de Gonteres and Castellbisbal-La Granada are a true disaster, geologically speaking, so every now and then they have to do something (and have done so for the last 150 years! There's no solution for that).

Note that sometime soon, all of the section between El Papiol and Sant Vicenç de Calders will get a massive upgrade including third rail in standard gauge.

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Overall the whole route looks in quite good condition to me. The only regret is the speed, the train could definitely move faster in some of the sections.
Look at the signs, there are plenty of speed limitations.

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Question: how come the platform in catalunya (min 1:17) is so long?
Because the platform was lengthened on the opposite end, long time ago (current Plaça Catalunya station was built in 1928).

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there even seems to be stairs leading somewhere at the end of it, are they used?
Those stairs used to lead to the ticket hall of Universitat metro station.
They were closed long time ago (I was born in the 1970s and I've never seen them open).
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