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Old September 25th, 2013, 09:47 PM   #41
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Cremallera de Montserrat - i'm not sure if the cremallera fit into the "suburban rail".
Nevertheless it's the FGC line.
The Montserrat rack railway is not integrated (has special fares -bit expensive to my taste, but well...), but as you say it´s run by FGC, you take it at an FGC station, and you can buy the tickets to get there at any Llobregat network FGC ticket machine, so...
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And my favourite station with those super-narrow platforms:
Peu del Funicular
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And my favourite station with those super-narrow platforms:
Peu del Funicular
That´s in the other network, the FGC Vallčs lines.

Certainly NOT my favourite station.

Peu del Funicular station is half in a tunnel, half out, and platforms there are very short, the trains always keep one coach inside the tunnel (and doors don´t open there, of course), and the coach at the other end of the train in these extra-narrow mini-platforms, which are only to alight, you cannot board the trains there, and they´re blocked by a door that can only be open by people alighting.

By the way, the way on from this photo has the steepest gradient in classic rail of Spain, with a 4.6 % between Peu del Funicular and Sarriŕ stations.
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Lines S4, R5.
Olesa de Montserrat station.


Olesa de Montserrat is the terminus for S4 services from Barcelona-Plaça Espanya.
Beyond Olesa, only R5 services run, and trains are less frequent.
It´s also the end of the double-tracked section, between Olesa de Montserrat and Manresa the line is single-track.

The station building seen from the street.


Photo by Enfo @ Wikipedia



The station building seen from the opposite platform.


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General view of the platforms, with the Montserrat mountains in hindsight.


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A class 213 EMU on a R5 service bound for Barcelona-Plaça Espanya.


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Line R4.
El Papiol station.


Refurbished not so long ago, with new underpass, lift, and long high platforms.


Photo by Pere prlpz @ Wikipedia
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Lines R1, R3, R4.
Arc de Triomf station.


Open since 1928 as a subsurface annex station to the now-closed surface Barcelona-Vilanova station, soon it overtook most of its traffic, to the point that the old Barcelona-Vilanova station (also known as "Estació del Nord") is now a bus station.
Later on, in 1932, metro L1 arrived, making it one of the main interchange points in the city.

It´s been recently upgraded.


Photo by Pere prlpz @ Wikipedia



Another view, much older, of the same station (and in a very unusual situation), in which you can see light at the end of the tunnel.
Fow many years it was like this, trains coming from Plaça Catalunya emerged right after Arc de Triomf, until the tracks in the Barcelona-Vilanova area were buried in the 1970s.


http://redferroviariabcn.blogspot.co...l-metro-1.html
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Now, we move to...

Lines R1, R3, R4, L6, L7, S1, S2, S5, S55, L1, L3


http://www.budgetplaces.com/es/5564/...cia-213-9.html


You probably know this:


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It all started here, in 1854, when the old Molins de Rei line station (which later reached Martorell, thus giving it the name of Martorell station) was built at the not-yey-fully-formed Plaça Catalunya, roughly at the corner of Rambla Catalunya and Ronda Universitat.
That was the embryo for the southern half of line R4.


http://mtvo-lasmentiras.blogspot.com...1983-1971.html


Another view of the Martorell station, in hindsight.
It was closed due to the protests of neighbours, and the line was curtailed till Sants station (back then Sants was another town, not a part of Barcelona yet) until the trench (now covered) was bult, including the current Passeig de Grŕcia station.


http://railsiferradures.blogspot.com...ion-y-del.html


Nowadays the old Martorell station would be where the houses on the right are, past the first visible corner.
The old Sarriŕ station would be where the Fnac building is now, and the current Rodalies/L1 station is right under the road you see:


Photo by Antonio De Lorenzo @ Wikipedia


Then, in 1863, came the second station, the Sarriŕ line station, embryo of lines L6, L7, S1 and S2.
The original Barcelona to Sarriŕ railway was in Iberian gauge, and it was changed to standard gauge later, by the XXth century.
The station buiding was demolished not so long ago, and it became the Café Zurich, which still exists in its old location, but sadly, now a part of a modern shopping mall, containing a Fnac and other shops.
In this pic we can see the old Martorell station too, in hindsight:


http://www.fgc150.cat/galeria.asp?lang=esp


Already as Café Zurich (the café still exists, the buiding doesn´t):


https://es-es.facebook.com/pages/Caf..._id=1333093603


Current Café Zurich, the current station is underground:


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Some time later, the Barcelona to Sarriŕ railway was extended to Sant Cugat, Terrassa and Sabadell, but before that it had been regauged to standard, and electrified.
By then it was the only Plaça Catalunya station:


http://aventurasdelayer.blogspot.com...barcelona.html


By 1929, the station was buried, in the same place as above, and it´s still there, this pic shows a new class 113 EMU last month:


Foto de Amoyar en Wikipedia


Shortly before, by 1924, the Gran Metro line (now L3) had arrived:


Photo by Eric Chan @ Wikipedia

By 1926 the Metro Transversal (now L1) arrived too, and two years later the Norte railway line (embryo of Rodalies R1, R3 and R4 lines) arrived from Arc de Triomf, so the new underground station looked like this:


http://travelerdrawer.blogspot.com.e...nfe-metro.html


http://spe.fotolog.com/photo/30/37/1...71725278_f.jpg


http://www.cptc.es/typo3temp/pics/34697fe9a3.jpg


And now looks like this (it´s the same, but heavily upgraded, and certainly more practical, but also more claustrophobic).
Like always, side platforms for metro, island platform for heavy railway (now Rodalies).

Metro L1 platform, and in hindsight the Rodalies R1, R3 and R4 platform:


Photo by IngolfBLN @ Wikipedia

Rodalies platform, and in hindsight, the metro L1 platform:


Photo by Xavier Caballe @ Wikipedia


The current underground scheme is as follows (except for line R7, which doesn´t run through Plaça Catalunya anymore).
Note that metro L4 goes partially under the square, but has no station there.
The purple line avoiding Plaça Catalunya is metro L2.


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Line R2.
Barcelona-Estació de França station.

Open since 1929, in place of two former stations, the Mataró station (built in 1848 in an area now occupied by a road and buildings), and the Granollers station (built in 1854).

It has regional rail, some long distance rail and commuter rail (R2 south, but from time to time R1 and R2 north might be diverted here in case of trouble or works).

It doesn´t have a direct connection to the nearby metro L4 Barceloneta station anymore (although it used to, but it was cut when a big chunk of the station was sold out to built appartments in the late 1980s).

In the future it is planned to reopen the tramway line that was in the Street outside.

The two side platforms don´t have the same height as the others, which are high.

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Façade:









Hall:





Under the train shed:





Sculpture against pigeons:





Arrival/departure screens:







Trains and platforms:



























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Line R3.
Santa Perpčtua de Mogoda station.


This one has not a good service, normally it has a train each 30 min, but there are some gaps during the day (as long as one hour and a half) in which no train calls here, although the station is rather used.

Besides, high platforms should be longer (now only a three-coach train fits into the high platforms, a six-coach train keeps half the train onto the low platforms, and it´s some jump).

And it´s not adapted for the handicapped.

Anyway, the station should have a serious upgrade when the double-tracking of line R3 is given the green light.

The station building from the street:


Photo by Jtcurses @ Wikipedia



Inside the ticket hall, upstairs:


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North end of the platforms. Definitely in need of an upgrade:


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Central part of the platform and station building:


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South end of the platforms (sorry, couldn´t find a better photo ).


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Lines R4, R7.
Montcada i Reixac-Manresa station.


It´s in a very narrow bend, and it needs higher platforms.
It´s located very close to Montcada i Reixac R2 station, and also next to the now closed Montcada i Reixac-Sant Joan R3 station.

It´s very well served though, it has a train every 5 min at the rush hour.


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Line R3.
La Garriga station.


This is the terminus for some R3 services.
It also is a usual crossing point between trains (line R3 is single-track).


Photo by El noi de la garriga @ Wikipedia


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Line R4.
Manresa station.


The R4 Manresa station is down, across the river.
The first train we see is an R5 train, which serves a different area in Manresa.


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Lines S4, S8, R5, R6.
Martorell-Vila station.


This station had an upgrade a few years ago.
Now it has an underpass and lifts, and also two shelters.

Not all trains call here, weekends in particular.
Actually most R5 and R6 trains don´t call at this station.


During the upgrade works:


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...and after the upgrade works:


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Line R1.
Mataró.



A class 447 EMU approaching Mataró station on an R1 service from Calella, Blanes or Maçanet:


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Line R4.
Martorell.



A coupling of two class 447 EMUs leave Martorell station on an R4 service bound for Manresa:


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Line R1.
Calella station.



Calella station is the terminus for some R1 services.
The station has been upgraded since this photo was taken (by then, it didn´t have the underpass yet, but a dangerous foot level crossing).

A class 447 EMU bound for L´Hospitalet (coming porbbaly from Blanes or Maçanet), and on the right, a class 465 EMU bound for L´Hospitalet too (starting service at Calella):


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Lines L6, S1, S2, S5, S55.
Muntaner station.



Located in Barcelona, under the Via Augusta at the crossing with Muntaner street, all trains call here.


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Line R1.
Arenys de Mar station.


Arenys de Mar station is the point where line R1 becomes single-track.
It has seen an improvement of frequency a few weeks ago, now it has 10 trains per hour at the rush hour.
The station itself has also been upgraded too, now it has an underpass, the photos you see were taken before the upgrade, when the foot level crossing still existed.



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