Line 1 (Metro Bilbao)

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     Line 1 (Etxebarri – Plentzia)
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Schematic drawing of Line 1.
Overview
Locale Etxebarri, Bilbao, Erandio, Leioa, Getxo, Berango, Sopelana, Urduliz and Plentzia
Stations 28
Operation
Opening November 11, 1995
Operator(s) Metro Bilbao S.A.
Technical
Line length 31 km (19 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map

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.

History[edit]

On November 11, 1995, Lehendakari José Antonio Ardanza Garro opened the first 23 stations of Metro Bilbao, the route between Casco Viejo and Plentzia.

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.

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Future expansions[edit]

  • 2013. Iberbengoa station, between Bidezabal and Berango, will be opened to the public.