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Line 5 (L5), currently known as Cornellà Centre - Horta, its termini, and often simply called "Línia Blava" (Blue line) is line belonging to the Barcelona Metro network operated by TMB, and part of the ATM fare-integrated transport network.

Overview

It first opened in 1959. Line 5 is currently 16.6 km. long and has 23 stations, from Cornellà to Horta in the northern part of Barcelona, where it's going to be extended towards Vall d'Hebron, meeting L3.

Chronology

  • 1959 - Sagrera-Meridiana section opened (as the former L2)
  • 1967 - Vilapicina-Horta section opened (as the former L2)
  • 1969 - Collblanc-Diagonal/Provença section opened.
  • 1970 - Diagonal/Provença-Sagrera-Meridiana section opened. The line then known as L2 integrated into L5.
  • 1973 - Collblanc-Pubilla Cases section opened.
  • 1976 - Pubilla Cases-Sant Ildefons section opened.
  • 1983 - Sant Ildefons-Cornellà section opened.

Technical details

  • Colour on map: Blue
  • Number of stations: 23
  • Type: Conventional metro
  • Length: 16.7 km (10.4 mi)
  • Rolling stock: Unitats 1100
  • Journey time: 30 minutes
  • Track gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
  • Traction: Electricity
  • Power supply: Rigid overhead wire
  • Open-air sections: Yes (Can Boixeras)
  • Mobile phone coverage: Partial
  • Depots: Can Boixeres, Vilapicina
  • Operator: TMB

Current stations

Metro Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Família metro station

Station and line names in italics are under construction.

  • Cornellà Centre (T1, T2, RENFE)
  • Gavarra
  • Sant Ildefons
  • Can Boixeres
  • Can Vidalet
  • Pubilla Cases
  • Ernest Lluch - under construction.
  • Collblanc (L9, L10)
  • Badal
  • Plaça de Sants (L2)
  • Sants Estació (L3, RENFE)
  • Entença
  • Hospital Clínic
  • Diagonal (L3; Provença: L6, L7)
  • Verdaguer (L4)
  • Sagrada Família (L2)
  • Sant Pau-Dos de Maig
  • Camp de l'Arpa
  • Sagrera (L1, L4, L9, L10)
  • Congrés
  • Maragall (L4)
  • Virrei Amat
  • Vilapicina
  • Horta
  • El Carmel (under construction)
  • La Teixonera (under construction)
  • Vall d'Hebron (under construction) (L3)
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