Barcelona partially opens new subway

A mine shaft constructed as part of the new subway project in Barcelona.

A mine shaft constructed as part of the new subway project in Barcelona.

A new subway line running under Barcelona — and connecting to the city’s airport — opened its first five stations earlier this month. With the subway extension being planned on the Westside, I thought you may enjoy playing around with the three links below to powerpoint presentations about the new line.

They’re in Spanish, but much of the material is self-explanatory (if not, use Google Translate). There’s also a chart that shows the progression of tunneling. In 2008 over five miles of tunnel were dug. The entire line will be 30 miles long when finished, with the majority underground.

http://www.vialibre-ffe.com/pdf/4250IFERCAT_PresentaProyectoL9.pdf

http://www.vialibre-ffe.com/pdf/4250GISA_Estado_actual_obrasL9.pdf

http://www.vialibre-ffe.com/docu_ind_desca.asp?cat=do07

I also encourage you to check out the Transports Metrpolitans de Barcelona mobile website, which easily loaded onto my iPhone and is smartly designed and easy to use.

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