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Old November 16th, 2013, 07:11 PM   #121
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Lines R3, R4.
Barcelona-La Sagrera-Meridiana station.


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Old November 16th, 2013, 07:27 PM   #122
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Lines S4, S8, R5, R6.
Martorell-Enllaç station.


This is one of the most important stations in the whole Llobregat FGC network.

First, this is where the main depot is, so you can spot lots of trains.

Second, it is the junction of the Igualada (single track) and Manresa (doublé track till Olesa de Montserrat) branches.

Third, under the south side of the station, in a tunnel, runs the Madrid-Barcelona HSL, which in fact follows the ancient FGC main line, so the main line had to be diverted to Martorell-Central (which until then had been another branch line), and the old main line was dismantled.

And fourth, it is the terminus for all the S8 services.

Old station building and depot:

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Looking towards Barcelona:

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Looking towards Igualada and Manresa:

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Old November 16th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #123
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Lines S4, S8, R5, R6.
Martorell-Enllaç station.


Trains (including some draisines and historical locos -and a modern loco too-):

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Old November 17th, 2013, 04:20 AM   #124
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Lines S1, S2.
Les Planes station.



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Old December 1st, 2013, 04:58 AM   #125
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Lines S1, S2, S5, S55.
Sant Cugat station.


A novelty: a class 112 EMU with a brand of beer livery (and ads of ski resorts on the Windows), on a S2 service bound for Sabadell-Rambla.

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Old December 12th, 2013, 10:20 PM   #126
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Lines R3, R4, R7.
Barcelona-Sant Andreu Arenal station.


Open since 1862, underground since 1955, it has an interchange for metro L1 and a bus station.
This is the current terminus for line R7.

The station really needs an upgrade.
The tracks at platforms 3 and 4 are in appalling state, it is dark, it has low platforms, it has escalators but it isn´t adapted for the handicapped...
...and it smells horrible (dirt + slime + creosote ).

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Just next to it, there´s the entrance to L1 Fabra i Puig metro station:





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Platforms and tracks, looking towards Torre Baró:








Platforms and tracks, looking towards La Sagrera-Meridiana:





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Lines R7, R8.
Cerdanyola-Universitat station.


This is the current terminus of line R7.
It serves one of the biggest universities in Spain (by bus shuttle or on foot), as well as the Serraparera quarter in Cerdanyola del Vallès, and it has a curious story.

The station was put in service in 1982 for freight only as it is now, as part of the new ring route Castellbisbal-Mollet, designed mainly for freight, but this one and three more stations were prepared for future passenger service right from the start (one of which hasn´t been opened yet).

The first passengers arrived in 1995, as a branch of line R4 was created from Cerdanyola del Vallès station.

Later on, in 2005, the first line R7 was created (L´Hospitalet de Llobregat-Arc de triomf-Sant Andreu Arenal-Cerdanyola del Vallès-Cerdanyola Universitat-Castellbisbal-Martorell).

In 2011, line R7 was cut to Sant Andreu Arenal-Cerdanyola Universitat, while the new line R8 was created, the only one avoiding Barcelona (Granollers Centre-Mollet St Fost-Cerdanyola Universitat-Castellbsibal-Martorell).

It hasn´t got low platforms, but they are lower than the standard height.
It hasn´t got lifts nor escalators, but it´s got ramps.

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Platforms, note the ramps:





Tracks looking towards Mollet-St Fost (two left ones), and Cerdanyola del Vallès (the right one):







Tracks looking towards Sant Cugat:





Motorway AP-7/B-30 seen from the platforms:

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Line R8.
Sant Cugat del Vallès station.


Open for freight since 1982 (but prepared for passengers since then).
Open for passengers since 2005.
Platforms aren´t low, but they aren´t up to standard height yet.

It doesn´t have a good service: only one train per hour, while neighbouring Volpelleres station (located less tan 10 min on foot, in fact from one station you can see the other) gets one train every ten minutes or even less.

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Tracks looking towards Cerdanyola-Universitat:







Tracks looking towards Rubí:





Sant Cugat del Vallès station, in hindsight, seen from Volpelleres station:

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Lines S2, S55.
Volpelleres station.


Open since 2010, for now it is the newest station on the Vallès FGC network.
It gets a very good service, with a train every ten minutes or even less.

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Tracks looking towards Sant Joan and Sabadell:







Sant Cugat del Vallès Rodalies station (line R8) seen from the Volpelleres platforms:

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I like so much rail infrastructure not only in Barcelona but in the whole of Spain. It's so impressive!! ♥♥♥Barcelona♥♥♥
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Lines R3, R4, R7.
Barcelona-Sant Andreu Arenal station.


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Lines R1, R2.
Barcelona-El Clot-Aragó station.


A class 447 EMU on a R2 service bound for Maçanet-Massanes (and extended as R11 to Portbou/Cerbère):

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Back cab ride from Barcelona-Sants to Maçanet-Massanes on a night train.

This includes the line R1 between Barcelona-El Clot-Aragó and Maçanet-Massanes.
Between Barcelona-Sants and Barcelona-El Clot-Aragó it follows the tunnels used by line R2.

Calling only at Barcelona-Sants, Mataró, Arenys de Mar, Calella and Blanes (not Maçanet-Massanes).

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I just found this thread.

Any update concerning the opening of the S1 Extension passed Terrassa Rambla?
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Any update concerning the opening of the S1 Extension passed Terrassa Rambla?
No news.

All we know is that it´s very advanced and should be opening by 2015... if not earlier.

Rolling stock is being delivered, 4-car class 113 EMUs.
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No news.

All we know is that it´s very advanced and should be opening by 2015... if not earlier.

Rolling stock is being delivered, 4-car class 113 EMUs.
Wow, great. Thanks for that update.

Can you point me to any pictures of the cars being purchased... Assuming some are already on property?
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You had them on the first page of the thread:

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Lines S1, S2.
La Floresta station.

One of the brand new class 113 trains, entering the station, during some test runs.



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You had them on the first page of the thread:
Very nice looking cars. Appreciation from Los Angeles.
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Line R2.
Barcelona-Estació de França station.


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Line R4.

New timetables for line R4 (from Jan. 17, 2014 on).

Including new semi-direct services between L´Hospitalet-Manresa at peak hours.
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