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11 July 1964

The Barcelona tram network the day before the abandonment of the metre-gauge tramway 42 and of the shortening of line 70 to Barrio Besòs




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DISCONTINUATION DATES OF TRAM TRACKS BETWEEN 12 JULY 1964 AND 19 MAR. 1966 (affected route numbers in parantheses)

  • 1964 July 12: Barrio Besòs - Badalona (70)
  • 1965 Jan. 8: Pl. de la Universitat - Pl. de Catalunya - Lesseps - Pl. Kennedy - Pl. de la Bonanova (23)
  • 1965 May 19: E. del Nord – Barrio Besòs (70) [Last metre-gauge tram in Barcelona]
  • 1965 Dec. 20: C. del Consell de Cent (between C. de Llúria and Pg. Sant Joan) (46, 62)

ROUTES


Operator: Tranvías de Barcelona, SA. (ancestor of Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB))

URBAN TRAM ROUTES (STANDARD GAUGE)

12 Pl. Sarrià - Pl. de Borràs
23 Pl. de Catalunya – C. Aribau [back : C. Muntaner] – C. Muntaner – Pl. de la Bonanova – Pl. Kennedy - Pg. de Sant Gervasi – Lesseps – Pg. de Gràcia – Pl. de Catalunya [circular route, both directions]
28 Pl. de Catalunya – Gran Via - Pl. Espanya - Pl. de Sants - Carrer de Sants - Collblanc
29 Pla del Palau – Est. de França - Arc de Triomf – Tetuan – Gran Via – Pl. de la Universitat – Sant Antoni – Paraŀlel – Drassanes – Pla del Palau [circular route, both directions]
30 Gràcia (Pl. Rovira) – [C. Torrent de les Flors – C. Bailèn – C. del Bruc - Gran Via] [back : C. d’Aribau - C. del Consell de Cent - C. de Llúria – C. del Torrent de l'Olla] – Pl. de la Universitat
37 Pl. de la Universitat - [C. d’Aribau - C. del Consell de Cent – C. de Llúria] [back : C. del Bruc – Gran Via] – C. de Rosselló – C. del Dos de Maig – C. de la Indústria – Maragall
39 Gràcia (Pl. Rovira) – [C. Torrent de les Flors – C. Bailèn – C. del Bruc] [back : C. de Llúria – C. del Torrent de l'Olla] – Gran Via – Tetuan – Arc de Triomf – Est. de França - Pla del Palau – Barceloneta
45 Gran Via – C. de Llúria [back: C. del Bruc] – C. de Rosselló – C. del Dos de Maig – C. de la Indústria – Maragall – Horta
46 Pl. de la Universitat - [C. del Consell de Cent – C. Mallorca] [back : C. València - Tetuan – Gran Via] – C. del Dos de Maig – C. de la Indústria – Maragall - Horta
47 Gran Via – C. de Llúria [back: C. del Bruc] – C. de Rosselló – C. del Dos de Maig – C. de la Indústria – Maragall – Virrei Amat – Pg. de Verdum
49 Parc de la Ciutadella – Arc de Triomf - Tetuan – C. Mallorca [back : C. València] – C. del Dos de Maig – C. de la Indústria – Maragall – Horta
52 Pl. de Espanya – Av. del Paraŀlel – Paraŀlel – Drassanes - Pla del Palau – Poblenou
53 Tetuan – Arc de Triomf – E. del Nord – C. de Pujades [back: C. de Pallars] - Diagonal Mar
54 Pl. del Centre – C. de Berlin – C. de Corsega - C. Muntaner [back: C. Aribau] – Pl. de la Universitat - Gran Via – Tetuan
55 Plaça de Sants - Pl. de Espanya – Av. del Paraŀlel – Paraŀlel – Drassanes - Pla del Palau – Barceloneta
56 Collblanc – Carrer de Sants – Plaça de Sants - Pl. de Espanya – Gran Via – Tetuan
57 Collblanc – Carrer de Sants – Plaça de Sants - Pl. de Espanya – Av. del Paraŀlel – Paraŀlel – Drassanes - Pla del Palau
59 Les Corts – Av. Diagonal – Av. de Sarrià – C. de Corsega - C. Muntaner [back: C. Aribau] – Pl. de la Universitat – Sant Antoni – Paraŀlel – Drassanes – Pla del Palau - Barceloneta
60 C. de Rogent - C. València - Tetuan - Gran Via – Pl. de la Universitat – Sant Antoni – Paraŀlel – Drassanes – Pla del Palau - Est. de França - Arc de Triomf – Tetuan – C.Mallorca - C. de Rogent [loop route, counter-clockwise]
62 C. de Rogent - C. València - Tetuan - Arc de Triomf – Est. de França - Pla del Palau – Drassanes – Paraŀlel – Sant Antoni – Pl. de la Universitat – C. d’Aribau – C. del Consell de Cent - C. Mallorca - C. de Rogent [loop route, clockwise]
63 C. de Rogent - C. València [back: C. Mallorca] - Tetuan - Gran Via – Pl. de Espanya - Plaça de Sants
64 Barceloneta - Pla del Palau – Drassanes – Paraŀlel - Sant Antoni - Pl. de la Universitat - C. d’Aribau [back: C. de Muntaner] - C. de Muntaner - Pl. de la Bonanova - Pedralbes
65 Ciutat Universitària – Av. Diagonal – Av. de Sarrià – C. de Corsega - C. Muntaner [back: C. Aribau] – Gran Via – Tetuan
66 Sarrià – Pg. de Sant Joan Bosco – Av. de Sarrià – C. de Corsega - C. Muntaner – Pl. de la Universitat - Gran Via - Tetuan - Arc de Triomf - Est. de França - Pla de Palau - Drassanes - Paraŀlel – Sant Antoni - Pl. de la Universitat - C. d’Aribau - C. de Corsega - Av. de Sarrià – Pg. de Sant Joan Bosco – Sarrià [Loop route, clockwise]
67 Sarrià – Pg. de Sant Joan Bosco – Av. de Sarrià – C. de Corsega - C. Muntaner – Pl. de la Universitat - Sant Antoni – Paraŀlel – Drassanes – Pla del Palau - Est. de França - Arc de Triomf – Tetuan – Gran Via – Pl. de la Universitat - C. d’Aribau - C. de Corsega - Av. de Sarrià – Pg. de Sant Joan Bosco – Sarrià [Loop route, counter-clockwise]

URBAN TRAM ROUTES (METRE GAUGE)

42 E. del Nord – C. Pallars – C. de Pere IV – Sant Martí (Besòs)
70 E. del Nord – C. Pallars – C. de Pere IV – Sant Martí – Badalona (Casa Cros)

TOURIST TRAMWAY ("BLUE TRAMWAY")

Operator: Sociedad Anónima El Tibidabo

Tranvía azul Pl. Kennedy - Av. de Tibidabo - Funicular del Tibidabo

METRO

Operator: FC Metropolitano de Barcelona

I Sta. Eulàlia - Pl. - Pl. de Espanya - Pl. de Catalunya - Arc de Triomf - Glòries - Clot - La Sagrera - Fabra i Puig
II La Sagrera - Maragall - Vilapicina
III Lesseps - Diagonal - Pl. de Catalunya - Fernando / Correos

Operator: Ferrocarriles de Cataluña

   Pl. de Catalunya - Provença - Sant Gervasi - La Bonanova - Sarrià
   Pl. de Catalunya - Provença - Pàdua - Av. de Tibidabo

FUNICULARS

   Paraŀlel - Montjuïc
   Pl. Dr. Andreu - Tibidabo
   Peu del Funicular - Vallvidrera

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramways: ? km.
  • Metro (Municipal): ? km.
  • Metro (Ferrocarriles de Cataluña): 6 km.
  • Blue tramway: 1.1 km.
  • Montjuïc funicular: 758 m.


HISTORY

  • Urban tramways (First cycle): (horse-drawn) 27 June 1872 - 1905?; (electric): 26 Jan. 1899 - 18 Mar. 1971.
  • Urban tramways (Second cycle): (electric) 3 Apr. 2004 - today.
  • Blue Tramway: (electric) 29 Oct. 1901 - today.
  • Urban metro lines: 30 Dec. 1924 - today.
  • FGC metro lines: (steam) 1863; (electric) 1906 - today.
  • Montjuïc funicular: 24 Oct. 1928 - today.
  • Tibidabo funicular: 29 Oct. 1901 - today.
  • Vallvidrera funicular: 1906 - today.

GAUGE

  • Urban tramways (First cycle): 1435/1000 mm.
  • Urban tramways (Second cycle): 1435 mm.
  • Blue Tramway: 1435 mm.
  • Metro (L1): 1674 mm.
  • Other metro lines: 1435 mm.
  • Montjuïc funicular: 1200 mm.
  • Tibidabo & Vallvidrera funiculars: 1000 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Gonzàlez Masip, A. Els tramvies de Barcelona – Història i explotació [Barcelona tramways – History and operations] (2 vols.) Barcelona: Rafael Dalmau, 1998.
  • "Systems Factfile: No.16 - Barcelona, Spain", Tramways & Urban Transit, Jan. 2009 (72:853), p.21-23.
  • Young, J. Barcelona transport maps (sheet maps). Exeter: Quail Map Co., 1985.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Barcelona: Teething troubles ironed out", Tramways & Ubran Transit, July 2004 (67:799), p.253-257.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Barcelona: Brand new impetus for the metro", Tramways & Ubran Transit, Sept. 2004 (67:801), p.331-333.
  • Zurita, F. "The tramways of Barcelona", Modern Tramway, Apr. 1963 (26:304), p.122-131.
  • Zurita, F. "The urban railways of Barcelona", Modern Tramway, Aug. 1963 (26:308), p.269-290.

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