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18 Mar. 1971

The system on the last day of operation of municipal tramways in Barcelona.




ESPAÑA - SPAIN

BARCELONA

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Barcelona 1971 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: Transportes de Barcelona, SA. (ancestor of Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB))

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

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
51 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 – P. de Virrei Amat – Pg. del Verdú – Via Júlia

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 - Torras i Bages
L3 Lesseps - Paraŀlel / Correos
L5 Collblanc - Diagonal - Sagrera - Horta

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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