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BARCELONA

CATALUNYA / CATALUÑA, ESPAÑA - SPAIN

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1 Jan. 1968




ESPAÑA - SPAIN

BARCELONA

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Barcelona 1968 tram map


MAJOR HUBS

PC Plaça de Catalunya PPP Plaça del Portal de la Pau
PE Plaça d'Espanya PT Plaça de Tetuan
PL Plaça de Lesseps PU Plaça de la Universitat
PP Plaça de Palau      

ROUTES


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

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

37 Pl. de la Universitat [– C. Aribau – C. del Consell de Cent – C. de Llúria] – [back : C. del Bruch – Gran Via] – C. de Rosselló – C. del Dos de Maig – C. de la Indústria – Pg. Maragall – P. de Virrei Amat
39 Gràcia (P. Rovira) – [C. Torrent de les Flors – C. Bailèn – C. del Bruch] [back : C. de Llúria – C. Menéndez y Pelayo] – Gran Via – P. de Tetuan – Pg. de Sant Joan – Pg. de Lluis Companys – Pg. de Picasso – P. del Palau – Pg. de Joan de Borbó – Barceloneta
45 Gran Via – C. de Llúria [back: C. del Bruch] – C. de Rosselló – C. del Dos de Maig – C. de la Indústria – Pg. Maragall – Horta (C. Escultor Llimona)
47 Gran Via – C. de Llúria [back: C. del Bruch] – C. de Rosselló – C. del Dos de Maig – C. de la Indústria – Pg. Maragall – P. de Virrei Amat – P. del Verdú
48 P. de Virrei Amat – Pg. del Verdú – Via Júlia
49 Atarazanas – Pg. de Colom – P. del Palau – Pg. de Picasso – Pg. de Lluis Companys – Pg. de Sant Joan – C. Mallorca – [back : C. València] – C. del Dos de Maig – C. de la Indústria – Pg. Maragall – Horta (C. Escultor Llimona)
50 P. Tetuan – Pg. de Sant Joan – C. Mallorca – [back : C. València] – C. del Dos de Maig – C. de la Indústria – Pg. Maragall – P. de Virrei Amat – Pg. del Verdú – Via Júlia
51 P. Tetuan – Pg. de Sant Joan – E. del Nord – C. Pallars – C. d’Alaba – C. Doctor Trueta [back: C. de Llull] – Poblenou – Barrio Besós
53 Rogent – [C. València – C. Nàpols] [back: C. Mallorca] – Pg. de Sant Joan – E. del Nord – C. Pallars – C. d’Alaba – C. Doctor Trueta [back: C. de Llull] – Poblenou – Barrio Besós
54 Collblanc – C. de Madrid – C. de Berlin – C. de París – C. de Còrsega – C. Muntaner [back: C. Aribau] – Gran Via – P. Tetuan
55 Collblanc – C. de Madrid – C. de Berlin – C. de París – C. de Còrsega – C. Muntaner [back: C. Aribau] – Gran Via
56 Collblanc – C. de Sants – C. Creu Coberta – P. Espanya – Gran Via – P. Tetuan – Pg. de Sant Joan – [C. Mallorca] [back : C. València – C. Nàpols] – Rogent
58 P. de la Bonanova – C. Muntaner – [back: C. Aribau] – Gran Via – P. Tetuan
59 Ciutat Universitària – Av. Diagonal – Av. de Sarrià – C. de Còrsega – C. Muntaner [back: C. Aribau] – Gran Via
61 Espanya – Gran Via – P. Tetuan – Pg. de Sant Joan – Pg. de Sant Joan – Pg. de Lluis Companys – Pg. de Picasso – P. del Palau – Pg. de Colom – Atarazanas
65 Ciutat Universitària – Av. Diagonal – Av. de Sarrià – C. de Còrsega – C. Muntaner [back: C. Aribau] – Gran Via – P. Tetuan
66 Sarrià (C. del Pedró de la Creu) – Pg. de Sant Joan Bosco – Av. de Sarrià – C. de Còrsega – C. Muntaner [back : C. Aribau] – Gran Via

TOURIST TRAMWAY ("BLUE TRAMWAY")

Operator: Sociedad Anónima El Tibidabo

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

METRO

Operator: FC Metropolitano de Barcelona

L1 Sta. Eulàlia - P. de Espanya - P. de Catalunya - Fabra i Puig
L2 Sagrera - Horta
L3 Lesseps - Fernando / Correos

Operator: Ferrocarriles de Cataluña

   P. de Catalunya - Sarrià
   P. de Catalunya - Av. de Tibidabo

FUNICULAR

   Paraŀlel - Montjuïc


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: 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.

WIKIS

WEB SITES


PHOTOGRAPHS

Trambesos photo

Trambesòs (line T4) tram at the Ciutadella terminus, April 2006.
Trambesos photo

Trambesòs (line T4) tram from a distance, on C. Wellington, having just left the Ciutadella terminus, April 2006.
Tranvia Azul photo

The Tibidabo Blue Tram approaching its downhill terminus on Av. del Tibidabo, April 2006.
Tranvia Azul photo

The Tibidabo Blue Tram at its mountain terminus near the Tibidabo Funicular, April 2006.


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