Línia Barcelona-Vallès

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Línia Barcelona-Vallès
Metro del Vallès
First service 1863
Operator FGC
Authority ATM Barcelona
Territory Barcelonès and Vallès Occidental
Lines 2 metro lines and 4 suburbans lines
Stations 30
Trains 111 and 112 stock
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Depots and workshops Rubí
FGC lines
Metro de Barcelona
L6 barcelona.svg Line 6 L7 barcelona.svg Line 7
L8 barcelona.svg Line 8
Barcelona-Vallès
S1 barcelona.svg Terrassa S2 barcelona.svg Sabadell
S5 barcelona.svg Rubí S55 barcelona.svg UAB
Llobregat-Anoia
S33 barcelona.svg Can Ros S4 barcelona.svg Olesa de Montserrat
S8 barcelona.svg Martorell Enllaç R5 barcelona.svg Manresa
R6 barcelona.svg Igualada R50 barcelona.svg Manresa
R60 barcelona.svg Igualada
Funiculars and aerial tramways
FGC Services
Logo funivallvidrera.png F. Gelida Logo funivallvidrera.png F. Vallvidrera
Logo funivallvidrera.png C. Montserrat Logo funivallvidrera.png F. Santa Cova
Logo funivallvidrera.png F. Sant Joan Logo funivallvidrera.png C. Núria
Tc. Coma T. Olesa
Tc. Molina

Línia Barcelona-Vallès or Metro del Vallès is the collective name under which several 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) (standard-gauge) rail lines operated by the Catalan rail company Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) are known. They serve several areas of Vallès and the metropolitan area of Barcelona, and their common terminus is the railway station in Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona. Its main depot is in Rubí: COR - Centre d'Operacions de Rubí.

While the name Línia Barcelona - Vallès implies a regular commuter train service, the denomination Metro del Vallès —even if still far from being a proper metro network— hints at FGC's aims of establishing a coherent inter-urban rapid transit service. Two of the biggest cities in the Barcelona metropolitan area, Sabadell and Terrassa, are developing their own subways: Sabadell Metro and Terrassa Metro, which will be part of this network. There is a Barcelona Metro line which is part of the line, but is not of Metro del Vallès, L7, named after Carrer de Balmes, which runs from Plaça Catalunya to Avinguda Tibidabo, making up the so-called "Balmes line" or línia de Balmes.

Lines[edit]

These lines are:

Running stock[edit]

  • FGC 111 (111.01 - 111.20), used mainly in lines S5, S55, L6 and L7.
  • FGC 112 (112.01 - 112.22), used mainly in lines S1 and S2.
  • FGC 113 [1]

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External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Series 113 entering service". FGC Twitter account.