Gurutzeta/Cruces (Bilbao metro)

Coordinates: 43°16′56″N 2°58′58″W / 43.28222°N 2.98278°W / 43.28222; -2.98278
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Entrance to the station
General information
Location4 Balejo St.
48903 Barakaldo[1]
Coordinates43°16′56″N 2°58′58″W / 43.28222°N 2.98278°W / 43.28222; -2.98278
Owned by
Line(s) Line 2
Platforms2 side platforms
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
Other information
Fare zone  Zone 2  
Opened13 April 2002
Preceding station Metro Bilbao Following station
towards Kabiezes
Line 2 San Ignazio
towards Basauri

Gurutzeta/Cruces is a station on line 2 of the Bilbao metro. It is located in the neighborhood of Gurutzeta, in the municipality of Barakaldo. The station is located in near proximity to the University Hospital of Gurutzeta (also known as Hospital de Cruces in Spanish), the largest public healthcare facility in the Basque Country. The station was opened on 13 April 2002, as part of the opening of line 2.[3][4]

The trip from San Ignazio to Gurutzeta/Cruces takes four minutes, making it the longest interval between underground stations throughout the entire Bilbao metro network.[citation needed] It is one of four stations located in Barakaldo, the others being Ansio, Bagatza and Barakaldo.

Station layout[edit]

Gurutzeta/Cruces station follows the typical cavern-shaped layout of most underground Metro Bilbao stations designed by Norman Foster, with the main hall located directly above the rail tracks.


  • Gurutzeta - Hospital (Gurutzeta/Cruces exit)
  • Llano St. (Llano exit, closed during night time services)
  • Balejo St.


The station is served by line 2 from Basauri to Kabiezes. The station is also served by Bizkaibus regional bus services.


  1. ^ "Estaciones - Gurutzeta/Cruces". Metro Bilbao (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Metro en cifras". Metro Bilbao (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Hitos". bizkaiko garraio partzuergoa - consorcio de transportes de bizkaia (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 June 2022.
  4. ^ Guerrero, Belén (December 2011). "Metro Bilbao, una red en expansión" (PDF). Vía Libre (in Spanish). pp. 4–15. Retrieved 22 June 2022.

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