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Barcelona: Infrastructure and ridership trends of TMB-operated metro network [free access]

December 1, 2020

In Barcelona, the metro system is operated by Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) and the Catalonian government-owned Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC). Currently, TMB operates eight lines (L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L9 / L10 Nord, L9 / L10 Sud, and Montjuïc Funicular), which span over 120 km and cover 160 stations.

 

Between 2009 and 2011, as well as between 2013 and 2018, the ridership has increased consistently (with the exception of 2016). This increase can be attributed to the expansion of the metro network as well as increase in labour mobility, tourism, and investments to improve the quality of service. Overall, the ridership has increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.31 per cent.

 

The table below provides information about the network and the ridership of the TMB-operated metro network.

 

Table: Network and ridership trends of Barcelona Metro (2009–2019)

Year

Lines

Length (km)

No. of stations

Ridership (million passengers)

2009

7

93.3

130

361.7

2010

7

102.6

140

381.2

2011

7

102.6

141

389

2012

7

102.6

141

373.5

2013

7

102.6

141

369.9

2014

7

102.6

141

375.7

2015

7

102.6

141

385

2016

8

119

156

381.5

2017

8

119

156

390.4

2018

8

121.4

158

407.5

2019

8

121.4

159

212.1

Source: Autoritat del Transport Metropolità (ATM)

 

The figure below provides information about the modal share of metro.

 

Figure: Modal share of Metro (2009–2019)

 

Source: Autoritat del Transport Metropolità (ATM)