Trambaix

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Trambaix
Barcelona Tram 01.jpg
The Trambaix on its way through Avinguda de Xile.
Overview
Native name Trambaix
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification (?)
Trambaix system map.
Trambaix T1, T2 and T3 Line
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Francesc Macià
L'Illa
Numància
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Pius XII
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Zona Universitària L3.gif L9.gif
Avinguda de Xile
Sant Ramon
Can Rigal
Ca n'Oliveres
Can Clota
Pont d'Esplugues
La Sardana
Montesa
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Sant Marti de l'Erm
El Pedró
Rambla de Sant Just
Ignasi Iglésias
Walden
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Torreblanca
Les Aigües
Sant Feliu - Consell Comarcal
Fontsanta-Fatjó
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Bon Viatge T1.gif end
depot
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Centre Miquel Martí i Pol
Sant Martí de l'Erm
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The Trambaix (Catalan pronunciation: [tɾəmˈbaʃ]) is one of Barcelona's three tram systems. It is operated by TRAMMET connecting the Baix Llobregat area with the city of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It opened to the public on 5 April 2004 after a weekend when the tram could be used free of charge.

The Trambaix includes three different routes (T1, T2 and T3). The tram route starts at Plaça Francesc Macià in Barcelona to the west of the city and extends west, passing L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat, Cornellà de Llobregat, Sant Joan Despí and Sant Just Desvern. An extension of Tram T3 opened on 8 December 2006, as far as Consell Comarcal in Sant Feliu de Llobregat. The yearly ridership of all of its lines combined is of 15,057,318 passengers as of 2008.

The Trambaix complements the Trambesòs that runs to the north-east of the city. Both networks will be interconnected through Avinguda Diagonal in the next construction phase.[1]

T1 Route[edit]

T2 Route[edit]

T3 Route[edit]

Tram future[edit]

Since the modern tram system started in 2004, the possibility was envisaged to connect Trambaix and Trambesòs. In September 2008 the mayor of Barcelona, Jordi Hereu, said in a TV programme that in the near future (2011–2012) both trams will be connect over the Diagonal Avenue.[2] Currently, the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalonia's government) is planning that project.

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