Barcelona Metro line 8
|Barcelona Metro Line 8|
— Line 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".
- 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 3⁄8 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
- Plaça Espanya (L1, L3)
- Magòria-La Campana
- Ildefons Cerdà
- Europa-Fira (L9)
- Gornal (RENFE)
- Sant Josep
- Avinguda Carrilet (L1)
- Sant Boi
- Molí Nou-Ciutat Cooperativa