Line 2 (Metro Bilbao)
|Line 2 (Etxebarri - Santurtzi)|
|Locale||Basauri, Etxebarri, Bilbao, Barakaldo, Sestao, Portugalete Santurtzi|
|Opened||April 13, 2002|
|Operator(s)||Metro Bilbao S.A.|
|Line length||20 km (12 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
Line 2 of Metro Bilbao starts at Kabiezes and ends at Basauri. Its route covers the municipality of Basauri, Etxebarri, the city of Bilbao, and the left bank of the Nervión river. Currently, Line 2 has 25 stations.
The first phase of the route was opened on April 13, 2002, with five stations; Gurutzeta/Cruces Station, Ansio Station, Barakaldo, Bagatza Station and Urbinaga Station. Line 2 joins Line 1 at San Inazio Station, and from that station to southbound both lines form a common line (from San Inazio Station to Etxebarri Station).
On January 8, 2005, two new stations were opened; Sestao Station (after Urbinaga Station on Line 2) and Etxebarri Station (before Bolueta Station, on the common line) and which today is the terminal station.
On November 11, 2011, one more station was opened in Line 2, Basauri Station and making the end Ariz Station-Basauri Station an extension of Line 2, separated from the common trunk as both Line 1 and Line 2, both in the municipality of Basauri.