Figueres railway station

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Figueres
252040 - Estrella Costa Brava - Figueres - Jordi Verdugo.jpg
Renfe Operadora's Estrella "Costa Brava" train hauled by a locomotive 252.040 at the station in 2011.
LocationAvinguda Puig Grau
17740 Figueres
Spain
Owned byAdif
Operated byRenfe Operadora
Line(s)Barcelona–Cerbère (PK 71.1)
Platforms3 island platforms
Tracks9
ConnectionsBus transport Local and interurban buses
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1877
Passengers
2018920,859[1]

Figueres is a railway station serving the city of Figueres in Catalonia, Spain. It is on the Barcelona–Cerbère railway and is owned by Adif. The station is served by Rodalies de Catalunya regional line R11 and Girona commuter rail service line RG1.

The station has nine tracks and three platforms. Movement between platforms is via level crossings and an underground passage which consists of stairs that are not wheelchair accessible. The two main platforms have canopies that partly cover the passenger waiting areas. On the left side of the tracks, facing Portbou, is the main passenger building with two floors. The ground floor has the lobby with ticket offices (both staffed and electronic), customer lounge, kiosk, and a cafeteria.

Opened in 1877, Figueres station has an uncertain future due to the arrival of the high-speed line at a new station called Figueres-Vilafant. Officially called a "provisional station",[2] it is far from the centers of either Figueres or Vilafant. The only car parking available is in an enclosed, paid lot. The current plan calls for moving all train service for Figueres to this new station and to close the old station, although this has been met with a great deal of opposition.[3]

Rail services[edit]

Preceding station   Rodalies de Catalunya símbol.svg Rodalies de Catalunya   Following station
RG1
toward Portbou
Regional (R) services only
R11
Regional (R) services only
toward Cerbère

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adif - Información de estaciones - Figueres". ADIF. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Renfe prevé que el AVE supere los actuales 300 kilómetros por hora este año". ADN (in Spanish). 25 March 2010. Archived from the original on 8 November 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Figueres teme perder el tren". El País (in Spanish). Madrid. 30 December 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2011.

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Coordinates: 42°15′54″N 2°58′08″E / 42.26500°N 2.96889°E / 42.26500; 2.96889