— Line 5, currently known as Cornellà Centre - Vall d'Hebron, its termini, and often called "Línia Blava" (Blue line), is line belonging to the Barcelona Metro network operated by TMB, and part of the ATM fare-integrated transport network.
Overview [ edit ]
It opened in 1959 as the (original)
line 2. Line 5 is 18.8 km. long and has 26 stations, from Cornellà to Vall d'Hebron in the northern part of Barcelona, where it meets L3.
Chronology [ edit ]
Evolution of Line 5, 1959-2010
1959 - Sagrera-Meridiana section opened (as the former L2)
1967 - Vilapicina-Horta section opened (as the former L2)
1969 - Collblanc-Diagonal/Provença section opened.
1970 - Diagonal/Provença-Sagrera-Meridiana section opened. The line then known as L2 integrated into L5.
1973 - Collblanc-Pubilla Cases section opened.
1976 - Pubilla Cases-Sant Ildefons section opened.
1983 - Sant Ildefons-Cornellà section opened.
2010 - Horta-Vall d'Hebron section opened.
Technical details [ edit ]
Colour on map: Blue
Number of stations: 26
Type: Conventional metro
Length: 18.8 km (11.7 mi)
Rolling stock: 5000 series
Journey time: 30 minutes
1,435 mm ( 4 ft ) 8 in 1⁄ 2 Traction: Electricity
Rigid overhead wire Open-air sections: Yes (Can Boixeras)
Mobile phone coverage: Partial
Depots: Can Boixeres, Vilapicina, Sant Genís
Current stations [ edit ]
Sagrada Família metro station
Station and line names in italics are under construction.
External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 41°25′48″N 2°09′43″E / 41.430°N 2.162°E