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Barcelona to extend tram line and replace metro rolling stock, Spain [free access]

July 29, 2019

Autoritat del Transport Metropolità (ATM), the public transport authority in Barcelona, has announced plans to construct a 4.3-km-long tram line along l’Avinguda Diagonal de Barcelona. The planned line will connect Francesc Macià with Glòries on Barcelona Metro Line 1. It will also connect the city’s two tram networks.


Francesc Macià is the terminus of tram routes 1, 2, and 3.


Further, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), the public transport operator in Barcelona, has selected Alstom for a EUR268 million contract to supply 42 five-car metro trains. The new trains will replace the existing fleet of 3000 and 4000 series trains. The contract will be financed through public credit institutions and private banks.


The contract comprises supply of 24 trains of Iberian gauge (1,668mm) for Line 1 and 18 trains of standard gauge (1,435 mm) for Line 3. The prototype of the train is scheduled to be delivered within 48 weeks of signing the contract. The trains for Line 3 are scheduled to be delivered within two years and the trains for Line 1 within two and a half years.


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