Barcelona Metro line 3

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Line 3, (L3) currently known as Zona Universitària - Trinitat Nova, coloured green and often simply referred to as Línia verda ("Green line"), is a metro line in Barcelona operated by TMB.

Chronology[change | edit source]

Lesseps station
Original stations, 1924-1934.
  • 1924 - Catalunya-Lesseps section opened.
  • 1925 - Fontana station opened. Catalunya-Liceu section opened.
  • 1926 - Passeig de Gràcia-Jaume I section opened.
  • 1934 - Jaume I-Correos section opened.
  • 1946 - Liceu-Fernando section opened.
  • 1968 - Fernando-Drassanes section opened.
  • 1970 - Drassanes-Paral·lel section opened.
  • 1972 - Passeig de Gràcia-Correos section closed.
  • 1975 - Paral·lel-Zona Universitària section opened (as L3B).
  • 1982 - L3B integrated into L3.
  • 1985 - Lesseps-Montbau section opened.
  • 2001 - Montbau-Canyelles section opened.
  • 2008 - Canyelles-Trinitat Nova section opened.

Technical details[change | edit source]

Colour on map Green
Number of stations 26
Type Conventional metro
Length 18.4 km (11.4 mi)
Rolling stock 3000, 3000R, 2000 and 5000 series
Areas covered Barcelona (Les Corts, Sants-Montjuïc, Ciutat Vella, Eixample, Gràcia, Horta-Guinardó, Nou Barris)
Journey time 30 minutes
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Traction Electricity
Power supply Rigid overhead wire
Open-air sections None
Mobile phone coverage Partial
Depots Vall d'Hebron
Operator TMB


Current stations[change | edit source]

Station or line names shown in italics are under construction.


Former stations[change | edit source]

Coordinates: 41°23′04.00″N 2°6′43.20″E / 41.38444°N 2.112°E / 41.38444; 2.112