R8 (Rodalies de Catalunya)

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R8
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A Civia train on a Martorell-bound R8 service at Mollet-Sant Fost railway station, in 2013.
Overview
Service type Commuter rail
Status Operational
Locale Barcelona metropolitan area
First service 26 June 2011 (2011-06-26)
Current operator(s) Renfe Operadora
Route
Start Martorell
Stops 8
End Granollers Centre
Distance travelled 40 km (25 mi)[1]
Average journey time 19 min
Service frequency Hourly
Line used
Technical
Rolling stock Civia EMUs
Track gauge 1,668 mm (5 ft 5 2132 in) Iberian gauge
Electrification 3,000 V DC overhead lines
Track owner(s) Adif

The R8 is a line of Rodalies de Catalunya's Barcelona commuter rail service, operated by Renfe Operadora. It runs hourly between Martorell and Granollers across the Vallès Occidental region, spanning 40 kilometres (25 mi) and eight stations.[1] The R8 primarily uses the Castellbisbal–Mollet-Sant Fost railway, as well as the Sant Vicenç de Calders–Vilafranca del Penedès–Barcelona and Barcelona–Cerbère railways on its southern and northern ends, respectively.[2] It is currently the only line of the Barcelona commuter rail service entirely bypassing Barcelona.[3] The trains operating on the line are Civia electrical multiple units (EMU).[1]

R8 trains started operating on 26 June 2011 (2011-06-26) after a service restructuring affecting the Barcelona commuter rail service. The R7, which had previously run between Martorell and L'Hospitalet de Llobregat stations via Vallès Occidental and Barcelona, was shortened and started operating between Cerdanyola Universitat and Barcelona Sant Andreu Arenal stations. The newly created R8 took over the former route of line R7 between Martorell and Cerdanyola Universitat stations, then continuing eastwards to Granollers Centre railway station, without entering Barcelona.[4][5]

List of stations[edit]

The following table lists the name of each station served by line R8 in order from west to east; the station's service pattern offered by R8 trains; the transfers to other Rodalies de Catalunya lines, including both commuter and regional rail services; remarkable transfers to other transport systems; the municipality in which each station is located; and the fare zone each station belongs to according to the Autoritat del Transport Metropolità (ATM Àrea de Barcelona) fare-integrated public transport system and Rodalies de Catalunya's own fare zone system for Barcelona commuter rail service lines.[6][7]

# Terminal of a service
* Transfer station to other transport systems
#* Transfer station and terminal
Station served by all trains running through it
Limited service station
Station Service Rodalies de Catalunya transfers Other transfers Municipality Fare zone
ATM AdB Rod
Martorell#* R4 Baix Llobregat Metro and other commuter rail services Martorell 3B 3
Castellbisbal R4 Castellbisbal 2B 3a
Rubí Rubí 2C 3
Sant Cugat del Vallès* Vallès Metro commuter rail services at Volpelleres station Sant Cugat del Vallès 2C 3
Cerdanyola Universitat R7 Cerdanyola del Vallès 2C 3
Mollet-Sant Fost R2, R2 Nord Mollet del Vallès 2D 2
Montmeló R2, R2 Nord Montmeló 2D 2
Granollers Centre# R2, R2 Nord, R11 Granollers 3D 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Línia R8" [Line R8]. Rodalies de Catalunya (in Catalan). Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Borràs, Bernat. "Línia R8 Martorell - Granollers Centre per Cerdanyola Universitat" [Line R8 Martorell - Granollers Centre via Cerdanyola Universitat]. trenscat.cat (in Catalan). Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Xarxa Rodalies de Catalunya" [Rodalies de Catalunya System] (PDF) (Map). Rodalies de Catalunya (in Catalan). Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Cabañas, Néstor (31 December 2011). "Ferrocarril de rodalies Martorell - Granollers" [Martorell - Granollers commuter rail]. Territori (in Catalan). Societat Catalana d'Ordenació del Territori. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  5. ^ García i Aranzueque, Raül (5 May 2011). "R8: Nova línia de rodalies" [R8: New commuter rail line]. El Punt Avui (in Catalan). Montgat. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Integrated Railway Network (PDF) (Map). Autoritat del Transport Metropolità. August 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Servei de rodalia de Barcelona" [Barcelona commuter rail service] (PDF) (Map). Rodalies de Catalunya (in Catalan). Generalitat of Catalonia. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 

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