Barcelona Metro line 8

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Barcelona Metro Line 8
FGC.svg direcció Martorell and Manresa/Igualada
Molí Nou | Ciutat Cooperativa L8 barcelona.svg end
Sant Boi
Merchandises branch line to Barcelona Port
Cornellà Salines (new station)
L'Hospitalet - Av. Carrilet Barcelona Metro Logo.svg L1 barcelona.svg
Sant Josep
Rodalies de Catalunya símbol.svg R2 barcelona.svg direction to Barcelona-Sants
Gornal Rodalies de Catalunya símbol.svg
Rodalies de Catalunya símbol.svg R2 barcelona.svg direction to Sant Vicenç de Calders
Europa-Fira Barcelona Metro Logo.svg L9 barcelona.svg
Ildefons Cerdà Barcelona Metro Logo.svg L10gris.svg
Magòria - la Campana
Barcelona-Pl. Espanya Barcelona Metro Logo.svg L1 barcelona.svg L3 barcelona.svg L8 barcelona.svg end
Entença Barcelona Metro Logo.svg L5 barcelona.svg
Francesc Macià T1.svg T2.svg T3.svg
Gràcia L6 barcelona.svg L7 barcelona.svg FGC.svg
Joanic Barcelona Metro Logo.svg L4 barcelona.svg
Sagrada Família Barcelona Metro Logo.svg L2 barcelona.svg L5 barcelona.svg
Glòries Barcelona Metro Logo.svg L1 barcelona.svg T4.svg T5.svg
Pere IV o Parc Central T4.svg
Cristòfol de Moura
FGC.svg UAB (Horta tunnel) enlargement LLA*
Besòs Mar Barcelona Metro Logo.svg L4 barcelona.svg
Besòs Parc T5.svg enlargement L8*
(*) PDI 2009-2018

L8 barcelona.svgLine 8, coloured pink (termini: Plaça Espanya - Molí Nou-Ciutat Cooperativa) and operated by FGC, is part of the Barcelona Metro network, and therefore of the larger ATM fare-integrated transport system. It joins Plaça Espanya, in the Sants-Montjuïc district of Barcelona with metropolitan area municipalities of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Cornellà de Llobregat and Sant Boi de Llobregat.


The pink line, mostly underground, links Plaça Espanya, in Barcelona proper, with Sant Boi de Llobregat, through L'Hospitalet de Llobregat. It opened in 1912 as a train line (hence predating the first metro Line 3 by 12 years), and was known as S3 until 2003, hence the name of its suburban extended line (S33). It's also part of the Llobregat-Anoia and Metro del Baix Llobregat railway networks run by FGC, from which trains continue from Molí Nou-Ciutat Cooperativa onwards. There is also a freight-only branch line before Sant Boi station that connects to the Port of Barcelona.

The line first took on its current form between 1985 and 1987 when the section Cornellà-Riera – Sant Josep was first moved underground, followed by the section Sant Josep – Espanya. In 1997 Magòria-La Campana station opened, followed by Molí Nou – Ciutat Cooperativa station in 2000.

An extension of the line further into central Barcelona, with a new station in Plaça Francesc Macià is being projected at the moment[when?]. It would link both the metro line and the Baix Llobregat line with Trambaix routes T1, T2 and T3 and the Vallès line. The line is also projected to extend into Besòs Parc station in the Sant Martí district of Barcelona, and a branch line is also projected to link the (future) Cristòfol de Moura station with the Autonomous University of Barcelona campus via the "Horta tunnel".

Technical details[edit]

  • Colour on map: pink
  • Number of stations: 11
  • Type: Conventional metro (mixed traffic with suburban commuter train lines)
  • Length: 12 km (7.5 mi)
  • Rolling stock: 213 series
  • Journey time: 30 minutes
  • Track gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
  • Traction: Electricity
  • Power supply: Standard overhead wire, 1.5kV DC
  • Open-air sections: Yes (Between Cornellà-Riera and Molí Nou-Ciutat Cooperativa)
  • Mobile phone coverage: All line
  • Depots: Martorell (on Llobregat–Anoia line), Sant Boi sidings
  • Operator: FGC

Current stations[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°22′30″N 2°08′57″E / 41.375°N 2.14916°E / 41.375; 2.14916