Funicular del Tibidabo

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Funicular del Tibidabo
Funicular del Tibidabo - station.jpg
The lower station at Plaça Dr. Andreu
Overview
Service type Funicular
Locale Barcelona
Route
Start Plaça del Doctor Andreu
(Tramvia Blau)
End Tibidabo
Distance travelled 1,130 m (3,710 ft)
Technical
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)

The Funicular del Tibidabo (or Tibidabo funicular) is a funicular railway in the city of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. The line connects Plaça del Doctor Andreu, the upper terminus of the Tramvia Blau, with the summit of Tibidabo, where there is an amusement park and a church, the Temple de Sagrat Cor.[1][2]

The Tramvia Blau, along with a parallel bus service, provides a connection from Avenida Tibidabo metro station. This is the terminus of line 7 of the Barcelona Metro, operated by the FGC from a city terminus at Placa de Catalunya.[1][2]

Like the Tramvia Blau, the funicular it is not part of Autoritat del Transport Metropolità (ATM) integrated fare network. Tickets must be separately purchased from ticket offices or machines at the terminal stations prior to travel.[1]

The funicular is one of three in Barcelona, the others being the Funicular de Vallvidrera and the Funicular de Montjuïc.[1]

History[edit]

Funicular circa 1900

The line was opened on October 29, 1901 with a length of 1,130 metres (3,710 ft). It has been modernised twice, in 1922 and in 1958.[1][3]

Technical details[edit]

Car of the Funicular

The funicular has the following technical parameters:[1][3]

Number of stops 2
Configuration Single track with passing loop
Track length 1,130 metres (3,707 ft)
Rise 275 metres (902 ft)
Maximum gradient 25.7%
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge
Number of cars 2 2-car trainsets
Capacity 113 passengers per trainset
Maximum speed 4.1 metres per second (13.5 ft/s)
Traction Electricity

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Funicular del Tibidabo" (in Catalan). trenscat.com. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Barcelona's Tibidabo Amusement Park And 'Tramvia Blau' Tram". www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Tibidabo". Funiculars.net. Pantograph.se. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°24′59.2″N 2°7′51.9″E / 41.416444°N 2.131083°E / 41.416444; 2.131083