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Line 6, coloured navy blue, (currently known as Plaça Catalunya - Reina Elisenda) is the name of a metro-like commuter train service in Barcelona operated by FGC, and part of the ATM fare-integrated transport system. It links Plaça Catalunya, the city centre, with Sarrià-Sant Gervasi. This Barcelona Metro and Metro del Vallès line shares three stations with FGC L7.

Overview

Prior to the integration with the TMB network, L6 covered as an underground commuter train line the distance from downtown Barcelona to Sarrià, pretty much the same as nowadays. It has its origins in 1876, with the Barcelona-Sarrià train. It's going to be extended towards Sant Boi, through Hospital Sant Joan de Déu.

Technical details

  • Colour on map:
  • Number of stations: 12
  • Type: Conventional metro (mixed traffic with suburban commuter train lines)
  • Length: 7 km (4.3 mi)
  • Rolling stock: 111 and 112 series
  • Journey time: 30 minutes
  • Track gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
  • Traction: Electricity
  • Power supply: Standard overhead wire
  • Open-air sections: No
  • Mobile phone coverage: All lines
  • Depots: Rubí
  • Operator: FGC

Current stations

  • Plaça Catalunya (L1, L3, L7, RENFE)
  • Provença (L7; Diagonal: L3, L5)
  • Gràcia (L7)
  • Sant Gervasi
  • Muntaner
  • La Bonanova
  • Les Tres Torres
  • Sarrià (L9, L10)
  • Reina Elisenda
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