Barcelona Metro line 1

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Red line on Universitat station

Line 1, shortened to L1 and known as "Hospital de Bellvitge - Fondo", coloured red and often simply called Línia vermella ("Red Line"), is the second oldest metro line in Barcelona, after L3. It is operated by Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB).

Chronology[change | edit source]

  • 1926 - Bordeta-Catalunya section opened.
  • 1932 - Bordeta-Santa Eulàlia and Catalunya-Arc de Triomf sections opened.
  • 1933 - Arc de Triomf-Marina section opened.
  • 1951 - Marina-Clot section opened.
  • 1952 - Clot-Navas section opened.
  • 1954 - Navas-Fabra i Puig section opened.
  • 1968 - Fabra i Puig-Torras i Bages section opened.
  • 1983 - Torras i Bages-Santa Coloma and Santa Eulàlia-Torrassa sections opened. Bordeta station closed.
  • 1987 - Torrassa-Avinguda Carrilet section opened.
  • 1992 - Santa Coloma-Fondo section opened.

Technical details[change | edit source]

Colour on map Red
Number of stations 30
Type Conventional metro
Length 20.7 km (12.9 mi)
Rolling stock 4000 series, 6000 series
Areas covered L'Hospitalet, Barcelona (Sants-Montjuïc, Eixample, Sant Martí, Sant Andreu), Santa Coloma
Journey time 35 minutes
Track gauge 1,668 mm (5 ft 5+23 in)
Traction Electricity
Power supply Rigid overhead wire
Open-air sections Yes (between Santa Eulàlia and Mercat Nou)
Mobile phone coverage Partial
Depots Santa Eulàlia, Sagrera.
Operator TMB

Stations[change | edit source]

Stations or lines shown in italics are under construction.

Coordinates: 41°23′13″N 2°10′12″E / 41.387°N 2.170°E / 41.387; 2.170

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