Line 1 (Metro Bilbao)
|Line 1 (Etxebarri – Plentzia)|
Schematic drawing of Line 1.
|Locale||Etxebarri, Bilbao, Erandio, Leioa, Getxo, Berango, Sopelana, Urduliz and Plentzia|
|Opening||November 11, 1995|
|Operator(s)||Metro Bilbao S.A.|
|Line length||31 km (19 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
Currently, Line 1 of Metro Bilbao starts on the station of Etxebarri and finishes in the station of Plentzia. Its route covers the municipality of Etxebarri, the city of Bilbao, the right bank of the Nervión river and Uribe Kosta. The line has 28 stations.
One year later, June 24, 1996, Gobela Station, between the stations of Areeta and Neguri, opened, in the municipality of Getxo. On July 5, 1997, three new stations were opened, Santutxu Station, Basarrate Station and Bolueta Station.
In 1999 the constructions of the intermodal station of San Mames started. Today, that stations connects Cercanías, EuskoTran, the Termibus station and the Metro system. On January 5, 2005, the Etxebarri Station opened, which today is the terminal station.
- 2013. Iberbengoa station, between Bidezabal and Berango, will be opened to the public.