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Old June 21st, 2014, 01:52 AM   #101
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Athens, Tashkent, Kazan - also nice metros. Moscow and St Petersburg are world-class in beauty. Nothing compares to Avtovo station.
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Old June 21st, 2014, 02:46 AM   #102
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Could you show me exactly the pics I can see the beauty.
Wanna try these? http://mic-ro.com/metro/phototour.html?city=Bilbao
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Old June 21st, 2014, 12:10 PM   #103
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Alright, so I see there's some debate about the "beautifulness" of Metro Bilbao and its stations. It is evident that it does not have the classical beauty of some networks like the Moscow Metro or the stunning Stockholm Metro, but it certainly has an outstanding modern design that has been praised many times.

The Metro Bilbao architecture does not try per se to be impressive (like in Moscow or Stockholm), but it does try to be minimalist and functional, and I think it is there where the beauty of it resides. Calling it the "most beautiful metro system in the world" is perhaps a bit far fetched, but it is certainly an architectural master piece.

It is also outstandingly clean.

I want to share some pictures with you.


Fosterito por _Tera_, en Flickr


Siempre hacia arriba por HdelRey, en Flickr


Metro Bilbao por Dominik Morbitzer, en Flickr


Nostromo por Scuba Hobbes, en Flickr


Metro Bilbao por Aitor Agirregabiria, en Flickr


Bahnhof Sarriko por J-Cornelius, en Flickr


Geometria en la estación del metro por kirru11, en Flickr


Metro Bilbao por Rafa Belda, en Flickr
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Old June 21st, 2014, 02:54 PM   #104
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Preety infrastructure !!
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Old June 21st, 2014, 09:53 PM   #105
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I tend to prefer strikingly modern designs like this over the highly ornate designs, many of which I find over wrought. The highly ornate designs just don't seem to fit the character of a utilitarian space while systems like this or Brescia Metro have an interesting and attractive appearance without appearing to have any actual ornamentation.

To me, that's the ultimate achievement in modernism and an amusing form of irony. Older styles of aesthetics aimed to make a structure attractive by hiding all the functional or structural elements - or at least obscuring them under decorative surfaces - while the modernist aesthetic approach aims to make something attractive by hiding any trace of aesthetic components and appearing to show purely structural or functional elements.

Both approaches can result in attractive spaces, but the latter approach is much more intelligent.
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 12:10 PM   #106
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Well I think even too functional design of Tokyo, Hong Kong or Shanghai metro are more appealing than this one. Maybe many like it just because Foster's name is mentioned?
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I don't think there needs to be an excuse to like it; many do regardless of who the architect is. And of course, it can't be (and it doesn't need to be) universally liked, there's also people who, just like you, don't find it appealing.
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 06:03 PM   #108
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Well I think even too functional design of Tokyo, Hong Kong or Shanghai metro are more appealing than this one. Maybe many like it just because Foster's name is mentioned?
I didn't realise who the architect was when I first viewed the pictures, although I can't speak for anyone else.

As far as the other systems, I simply don't agree. But rather than wondering why others prefer this system, perhaps you should investigate why you don't. You seem to be the outlier, and you have greater access to your own thought process than to the thoughts of others. So that would make more sense.
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 07:22 PM   #109
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Well said, but you're wrong.

I always try to understand something many people praise. Very often it works.
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 08:16 PM   #110
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Do you have any appreciation for modernist aesthetics and design principles in general? For instance, if you look at the works by architects like Mies or Wright, or Bauhaus school of design are you able to appreciate any of these? If not, then you need to go back much farther than this transport system to develop your appreciation.

If you do, then comparing and contrasting the differences between different modernist works would be much simpler and more attainable.
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New Bilbao Metro station Kabiezes opens today - updated map on urbanrail.net:

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Old June 28th, 2014, 05:18 PM   #112
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More from Kabiezes opening, taken from El Correo:















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Old July 2nd, 2014, 01:15 PM   #113
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From Railway Gazette:

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EuskoTren orders CAF trainsets
02 Jul 2014





SPAIN: EuskoTren has awarded CAF a €150m contract to supply 12 electric trainsets for the future Bilbao Metro Line 3, and 16 to replace existing Series 200 and 300 units.

Each of the metre-gauge electric multiple-units will have three 17 m long cars, giving a total capacity of 296 passengers including 94 seated. There will be two driving motor cars and an intermediate trailer, with provision for the addition of a fourth car in the future.

The trains will be similar in appearance to the Series 900 fleet, and fitted with collision energy-absorbing and anti-override technology. Accessibility features will include wheelchair access, a step-free interior and audio and visual warnings.

Under the contract announced on June 30, the trains are scheduled for delivery between 2015 and 2020. The first are expected to enter service from late 2016 with the opening of the 5·9 km Line 3 between Etxebarri and Matiko
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Euskotren | Extension from San Antonio de Etxebarri to Matiko (formerly metro line 3 in the plans, now will be ran as a commuter rail line, not metro).

New Zurbaranbarri station (under construction).

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The access to the station, strange as it seems, is this (calle Zumaya):





And here are some pics of the inside:











As a curio, these platforms are 10 metres shorter than platforms on metro lines 1 and 2, since it isn't planned to run 5-car trains through here.

On the other hand, it's becoming clear that the line will be extended in the near future to the airport.
And trains coming from Bermeo or San Sebastian (Donostia) would run till Lezama (although I doubt it).
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That's good, but have you got any news on Ibarbengoa-Getxo station?
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Not yet. As far as I know, it should be opening soon.
How long is "soon"? I don't know, I'm not from Bilbao, so I'll have to search a bit, or maybe some other forumer will answer.
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An Euskotren unit passes through the new Etxebarri-North station, still unopened, which will be part of the Line 3 of Metro Bilbao, which unlike the other two lines, will be operated by Euskotren and not by Metro Bilbao SA. In the background you can see the tunnel that will connect Etxebarri-North - the first station of the line - with Otxarkoaga and the rest of underground stations. The line is expected to be opened around 2016.



A render image of the vertical-lift bridge through the Nervion-Ibaizabal river that is expected to connect the projected Leioa and Barakaldo tram networks in the future. It is important to clarify that both projects are currently on hold and possibly delayed until further notice.





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I guess a very few people knows that from 2 April 2015 to October 2016 Line 1 section bewteen Sopela and Plentzia is closed, due to construction of new underground Urduliz station and level crossings removal project:
http://www.deia.com/2014/10/01/bizka...alidad-en-2016



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New brochure on Line 3 project:
http://www.euskotren.eus/sites/www2....2%20copia2.pdf
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Euskotren | Bilbao-Casco Viejo closes, Lutxana-Sondika reopens.


This means that since June 1 2015, the Euskotren section between Bilbao-Casco Viejo and Loruri/Ciudad Jardín on the Txorierri line (Bilbao-Lezama) has been closed for works related to the new Etxebarri Norte-Bilbao Casco Viejo-Matiko-Sondika line, so the old Sondika-Lutxana branch has been reactivated, including the intermediate Sangroniz station, closed at the time this branch was taken out of service.

Trains to Lezama now have their terminus at Lutxana station (connection for Metro line 1).

A shuttle between Sondika and Loruri/Ciudad Jardín has been kept.

A scheme of the lines after the cut between Loruri/Ciudad Jardín and Bilbao-Casco Viejo:





Here you have a few pictures and a video of Euskotren trains at Lutxana station:

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