The Barcelona metro

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Barcelona is a great city for walking, with its wide sidewalks and tree-lined avenues.
Each walk will turn into a wonderful journey to discover the hidden corners of the city, more or less touristy. But the extraordinary thing is that you can choose to walk or use the excellent public service.

Besides having a multitude of buses that cover both day and night throughout the city, Barcelona has 8 metro lines connected covering a total of 113 kilometers through 148 stations. It also has a network of urban railways managed by the Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), which supplements the metro network.

A bit of history
works of construction of the first lines of the Barcelona metro began in 1920. The first line, which took the name Gran Metropolitano de Barcelona (now L3) was inaugurated in 1924 and linked from to Plaça Catalunya to Plaça Lesseps. Two years later he entered the service line called Ferrocarril Metropolitano Transversal (now L1), built for the Universal Exhibition of 1929, which linked Bordeta to Plaça Catalunya.
The rail network now stretches along 113 km and has 148 stations. 29 are interchange stations, 13 are matches to the railway station (RENFE and local railways), 1 correspondence with the funicular (that from Paral.lel up to Montjuic). Almost all of the metro line runs underground, with the exception of short sections of surface lines L1, L5 and L11. The average distance between each station is 650 meters.
The Barcelona Metro is underway to modernize and adapt to the Decree 135/1995, which establishes the right of access to persons with disabilities. All stations will be equipped with at least one access with lifts, the sidewalks will be adapted to the height of the doors of the trains.

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The stations
Line 1> Color: Red> Open: 1926> Path: Hospital de Bellvitge – Fondo
Line 2> Color: Lilac> Open: 1995> Path: Parallel – Badalona Pompeu Fabra
Line 3> Color: Green> Open: 1924> Path: Zone Universitària – Trinitat Nova
Line 4> Color: Yellow> Open: 1973> Path: Trinitat Nova – The Pau
Line 5> Color: Blue> Open: 1969> Path: Cornella Centre – Vall d’Hebron
Line 9> Color: Orange> Open: 2009> Path: South Terminal – Can Zam
Line 10> Color: Blue> Open: 2010> Path: Prat ZAL – Gorg
Line 11> Color: Light Green> Open: 2003> Path: Trinitat Nova – Can Cuiàs

The stations of the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya
Line 6> Color: Purple> Open: 1929> Path: to Plaça de Catalunya – Reina Elisenda
Line 7> Color: Brown> Open: 1954> Path: to Plaça de Catalunya – Avenida Tibidabo
Line 8> Color: Pink> Open: 1912> Path: Espanya – Moli Nou-Ciutat Cooperativa

From 5:00 to 24:00 from Monday to Thursday
Fridays and eves of public holidays from 5:00 to 2:00
Continuous service (H24) Saturday and the eve of January 1, 24 June, 15 August and 24 September
December 24 from 5:00 to 23:00

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Tickets and Subscriptions
The most expensive ticket is called Sencille (simple) costs 2 € and is valid for one trip. I advise the ticket called T-10, it costs € 9.25 and contains 10 trips (so each trip will cost only € 0.92). The best thing about the T-10 is that you can use in group: just mark it to pass each one and save a lot of money.
You can buy the T-10 at any underground station and the RENFE train. Always remember to buy a ticket just for Zone 1 that goes from the airport to the city center. Each time you use the T-10 ticket you can check how many trips you have left on the LCD of the machine.
It is valid for all urban transport such as trams, buses, Ferrocarrils (underground railway) and Renfe trains with internal route to the city for up to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Children under 4 travel free.
(The price of tickets is updated to 1 January 2012)

The T-10 ticket can be damaged if you keep it in your wallet and fold it. If a ticket becomes unreadable, please contact the employees of Metro and say “esta tarjeta funciona no” means that this card does not work. You will therefore provide a new ticket T-10 loaded with the number of trips that there was a residual in the old ticket.
The subway is the favorite place for pickpockets (carteristas). Be careful, keep your bags and purses close and wary of those who are too attached. All stations have video surveillance and there are many security agents.

>> Download the metro map of Barcelona <<
>> More information on the website of Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona <<
>> Download the app for Iphone <<

And finally look at this advertising of TMB in 1996:

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