Girona railway station

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Girona
Girona station platform.jpg
The platforms at the station's elevated area with a Renfe series 449 EMU departing towards Portbou
Location Plaça d'Espanya
17002 Girona
Spain
Coordinates 41°58′40.23″N 2°48′59.18″E / 41.9778417°N 2.8164389°E / 41.9778417; 2.8164389Coordinates: 41°58′40.23″N 2°48′59.18″E / 41.9778417°N 2.8164389°E / 41.9778417; 2.8164389
Elevation 75.2 metres (247 ft)[1]
Owned by Adif
Operated by Renfe Operadora and SNCF
Line(s)
Platforms 5 island platforms (3 for the elevated area and 2 for the underground area)
Tracks 9 (5 at the elevated area and 4 at the underground area)
Connections Bus transport Adjacent bus station
Construction
Structure type Elevated, underground
Depth 26 m (85 ft; underground area)
Parking Several pay parking garages are located near the station.
Bicycle facilities A bicycle parking rack and a Girocleta station are located adjacent to the station's main entrance.
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code 79300[2]
History
Opened 1862
Rebuilt 1973

Girona is a railway station serving the city of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. It is located in the northern part of the municipality, lying at approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) southwest of the city's historical centre.

The station is on the Barcelona–Cerbère conventional rail line and the Barcelona–Figueres high-speed rail line. It is served by Rodalies de Catalunya regional line R11 and Girona commuter rail service line RG1, as well as by several national and international AVE and TGV high-speed services operated by Renfe Operadora and SNCF.

History[edit]

This station was opened in 1862, when trains started arriving from Maçanet de la Selva. The present station however, is located on an elevated viaduct and started service in 1973. By 2012, the station, while remaining in the same location, was planned to become subterranean with all tracks including the new high speed from Barcelona to France moved underground, however due to severe work delays a temporary underground station will be open with the high speed tracks and the current station will remain the same for several more years.

Current usage[edit]

Currently, the station has a large passenger building underneath the tracks, where there are several services including commercial establishments. The Girona bus station is located just next door. The trains run on the upper level, which is accessed by stairs, escalators, and elevators. This level has a total of four tracks: two general, one broad gauge siding on one side and one normal gauge siding on the other side. There are a total of three platforms, partially covered by canopies, and a building on the right of way dedicated to traffic and various services related to railways. Girona also has a freight station, located about 3 km south of the passenger station, which is expected to be shut down when the high speed line is connected to the city.

Rail services[edit]

Preceding station   Renfe Operadora   Following station
Terminus
Avant
Terminus
AVE
Terminus
AVE
AVE
AVE
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
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
Terminus
TGV
toward Paris-Lyon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gerona (Est.)". EuroFerroviarios (in Spanish). 1 February 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Listado de líneas y estaciones" [List of railway lines and stations] (PDF) (in Spanish). Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Government of Spain. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 October 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 

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