Bilbao-Abando

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Bilbao-Abando
Abando-Indalecio Prieto
RENFE
Bilbao Abando 16-07-2008 001.jpg
Upper level, platforms area.
Station statistics
Address Calle Hurtado de Amézaga 1
Bilbao, Basque Country (Spain)
Coordinates 43°15′36″N 2°55′37″W / 43.259925°N 2.926869°W / 43.259925; -2.926869
Line(s) Cercanías: C1, C2, C3; Metro: 1/2; Tram: A
Connections EuskoTran (tramway)
Metro Bilbao (subway)
FEVE (Bilbao-Concordia)
Structure type At-grade
Levels 3
Platforms Over-grade
Tracks 8 (covered)
Parking yes
Bicycle facilities yes
Baggage check yes
Other information
Opened 1870
Rebuilt 1940s
Electrified yes
Station code ABD
Owned by Adif (since 2007), RENFE (1943-2007)
Services
Cercanías Bilbao, Talgo, Alvia, Estrella, Diurno

Estación de Abando Indalecio Prieto, also known as Bilbao-Abando and locally named as Estación del Norte ("North Station") is a railway terminal station located on Abando, the sixth district of Bilbao. It is the main and most important train station of Bilbao. It is located in the center of the city, in the neighborhood of Abando (on the district of the same name), near the Circular Square (formerly known as Spain Square) and the Gran Vía de Don Diego López de Haro. Its name, which until 2006 was simply "Bilbao-Abando", comes from a former minister of Public Works and Transportation, who during the Second Spanish Republic worked for the improvement of railway services in Spain. The stations hosts several services, like a shopping mall and several restaurants. It is also connected with the Bilbao-Concordia station, a FEVE railway station located next to Bilbao-Abando. The station has a direct access to Metro Bilbao.

It links several railway services and urban transportation means, like Cercanías, Renfe, FEVE, Metro Bilbao, EuskoTran, Bilbobus and Bizkaibus. In the future, the high-speed trains that conform the "Basque Y" will also reach this station.

Services and connections[edit]

The stations serves national railway lines of RENFE, regional rail services of FEVE, commuter rail systems of both FEVE and Cercanías Bilbao, and rapid transit systems of Metro Bilbao and Bilbao's Tramway.

Renfe[edit]

Renfe operates different national lines from this station to other cities, or from other cities to this one, as it is a terminus station.

Departures
Train Departure time Destination Stops Circulation days
Alvia serie 120 7:00am Barcelona-Sants Miranda de Ebro · Logroño · Zaragoza-Delicias · Lleida Pirineus · Camp de Tarragona Daily
Alvia serie 120 08:55am Madrid-Chamartín Miranda de Ebro · Burgos · Valladolid-Campo Grande · Segovia Daily
Arco Camino de Santiago 9:15am Vigo Llodio · Miranda de Ebro ·Burgos · Palencia · Sahagun · León · Astorga · Bembimbre · Ponferrada · El Barco de Valdeorras · La Rua Petín · Monforte de Lemos · Orense-Empalme · Guillarrey · Redondela de Galicia Daily
Diurno Iberia 2:00pm Salamanca Llodio · Izarra · Miranda de Ebro · Briviesca · Burgos · Venta de Baños · Valladolid-Campo Grande · Medina del Campo · Cantalapiedra Daily
Alvia serie 120 3:30pm Barcelona-Sants Miranda de Ebro · Logroño · Zaragoza-Delicias · Lleida Pirineus · Camp de Tarragona Daily
Alvia serie 120 5:10pm Madrid-Chamartín Miranda de Ebro · Burgos · Valladolid-Campo Grande · Segovia Daily except days before festives
Estrella Picasso 9:15pm Málaga Miranda de Ebro · Burgos · Valladolid-Campo Grande · Medina del Campo · Ávila · Manzanares · Valdepeñas · Linares-Baeza · Córdoba-Central · Puente Genil · Bobadilla June : 17-24-29 // July : 1-8-15-22-29-31 // August : 1-3-7-14-16-21-28- 30 // September : 1-4-11-18
Arrivals
Train Arrival time Procedence Stops Circulation days
Estrella Picasso 12:14pm Málaga Zambrano Valladolid-Campo Grande · Burgos · Miranda de Ebro June : 19 - 26 - 30 // July : 3-10-17-24-30 // August : 1-3-7-14-16-21-28-30 // September : 1-4-11-18
Alvia serie 120 12:55pm Madrid-Chamartín Segovia · Valladolid-Campo Grande · Burgos · Miranda de Ebro Daily except festives
Alvia serie 120 1:48pm Barcelona-Sants Camp de Tarragona · Lleida Pirineus · Zaragoza · Logroño · Miranda de Ebro Daily
Diurno Iberia 4:32pm Salamanca Cantalapiedra · Medina del Campo · Valladolid-Campo Grande · Venta de Baños ·Burgos · Briviesca · Miranda de Ebro · Izarra · Llodio Daily
Arco Camino de Santiago 8:00pm Vigo Redondela de Galicia · Guillarrey · Orense-Empalme · Monforte de Lemos · La Rua Petín · Barco de Valdeorras · Ponferrada · Bembimbre ·Astorga · León · Sahagún · Palencia · Burgos · Miranda de Ebro · Llodio Daily
Alvia serie 120 9:11pm Madrid-Chamartín Segovia · Valladolid-Campo Grande · Burgos · Miranda de Ebro Daily except days before festives
Alvia serie 120 9:50pm Barcelona-Sants Camp de Tarragona · Lleida Pirineus · Zaragoza · Logroño · Miranda de Ebro Daily

FEVE[edit]

FEVE operates both regional rail and commuter rail services. It operates in the Bilbao-Concordia station, which is adjacent to Bilbao-Abando. Both stations are connected. Bilbao-Concordia serves as terminus station for both regional and commuter services and main hub for the second ones. The station can be accessed from Bailén street or the right exit of Bilbao-Abando.

  FEVE  
Ametzola
toward Balmaseda
  Line B-1   Terminus
Ametzola
toward Santander
  Line R-3   Terminus
Ametzola
toward Karrantza
  Line R-3b   Terminus
Ametzola
toward León
  Line R-4   Terminus

Cercanías[edit]

Main article: Cercanías Bilbao
Cercanías trains on tracks 4 and 5.

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This station is the main hub and center for the Cercanías Bilbao service, a commuter rail service of Renfe. Three lines operate on this station, Cercanías 1 Bilbao-Abando/Santurtzi (line C1), Cercanías 2 Bilbao-Abando/Muskiz (line C2) and Cercanías 3 Bilbao-Abando/Orduña (line C3). The rail tracks for Cercanías are situated on the upper level of the station, on tracks numbered 1 to 5. Its fare zone is "Zone 0".

  Cercanías Bilbao Cercanias Logo.svg  
Zabalburu
toward Santurtzi
  Line C1   Terminus
Zabalburu
toward Muskiz
  Line C2   Terminus
Miribilla
toward Orduña
  Line C3   Terminus

There are two accesses for the Cercanías Bilbao tracks in the station.

  • Upper level of the station, right side
  • Madrid-MetroAscensor.PNG Main hall of the station (two elevators connecting).

Metro Bilbao[edit]

The metro station is an underground station with an entrance from the train station. Currently, it serves for Line 1 and Line 2 of the network. It was opened on November 11, 1995 and it is one of the busiest stations of the network.

Preceding station   Metro Bilbao   Following station
toward Plentzia or Bidezabal
Line 1
toward Etxebarri
toward Santurtzi
Line 2
toward Basauri

Tramway[edit]

"Abando Station", of Line A of Bilbao's Tram, operated by EuskoTran, is located between Bilbao-Abando and Bilbao-Concordia, in Navarra Street.

  EuskoTran  
Pío Baroja
toward Basurto
  EuskotranA.PNG Line A   Arriaga
toward Bilbao-Atxuri

Bus[edit]

In the station's exterior there are located three BizkaiBus stops with connection to the Left Bank and the comarcas of Busturialdea and Durangaldea. Bilbobus has five stops in the station's exterior, linking it with all the neighborhoods and districts of the city.

See also[edit]