Etxebarri (Metro Bilbao)

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Símbolo del Metro de Bilbao negativo.svg Etxebarri
Etxebarri Metro geltokia.jpg
Metro unit approaching the station
LocationFuenlabrada St.
48450 Etxebarri
Spain
Coordinates43°14′38″N 2°53′52″W / 43.24389°N 2.89778°W / 43.24389; -2.89778Coordinates: 43°14′38″N 2°53′52″W / 43.24389°N 2.89778°W / 43.24389; -2.89778
Owned byMetro Bilbao, S.A.
Line(s)Metro de Bilbao L1.svg Metro de Bilbao L2.svg
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade station
ParkingParking
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone  Zone 2  
History
OpenedJanuary 5, 2005

Etxebarri is a station of line 1 and line 2 of Metro Bilbao. It is the south terminus of line 1. The station is located in the municipality of Etxebarri, part of the Bilbao metropolitan area and it was opened in 2005. The station is on Fuenlabrada street, next to a park and ride parking facility.

Services[edit]

Metro services[edit]

The station is served by the line 1 to Bidezabal and Plentzia, being this station its terminus; and also the line 2 from Basauri to Santurtzi. Passengers willing to interchange from one line to the other may do so in this station or in any other until San Inazio.

Preceding station   Metro Bilbao   Following station
toward Plentzia or Bidezabal
Line 1Terminus
toward Kabiezes
Line 2
toward Basauri

Bus services[edit]

The bus services are provided by Etxebarribus, a municipal bus service managed by the Etxebarri city hall. The metro station is the starting point of the two lines of the service; line 1 connects the station with the neighbourhood of Santa Marina, crossing the main urban area of the city, while line 2 joins the metro station with the Legizamon area.[1]

Future[edit]

The original project of the line 5 of the metro network was unveiled in 2008, with the final project presented in 2010. It involved the creation of a new underground line between the cities of Etxebarri and Galdakao, ultimately connecting with the Galdakao-Usansolo hospital.[2] This original proyect determined the Etxebarri station to be the head of the new line, where it would connect with the existing two lines of the system.[3] The economic crisis that has since affected the region has delayed the project and altered some aspects of it. In May 2018, the Basque Nationalist Party and the Socialist Party of the Basque Country presented a new proposal which suggested the possibility of taking advantage of the existing overground rail infrastructure between Etxebarri and Galdakao currently managed by Euskotren Trena in place of the original underground project.[4] According to the political institutions, a final decision had not yet been taken.[4]

Preceding station   Metro Bilbao   Following station
  Future services  
Terminus   Line 5 Line 5   Aperribai
toward Galdakao's Hospital

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Etxebarribus line map by the Etxebarri City Hall
  2. ^ García, Josu (17 October 2010). "Transportation takes the first step to take the metro to the Usansolo hospital". El Correo. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Sarratu connection station confirmed". El Correo. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b Igea, Octavio (31 May 2018). "PNV and PSE acknowledge that they are looking for more sustainable alternatives to take the metro to Galdakao". El Correo. Retrieved 16 September 2018.