Barcelona Metro line 4

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Barcelona Metro line 4
L4 barcelona.svg
Overview
Service typeRapid transit
LocaleBarcelona
Current operator(s)TMB
Route
StartTrinitat Nova
Stops22
EndLa Pau
Distance travelled16.7 km (10.4 mi)
Average journey time27 minutes
Technical
Rolling stock2100 and 9000 series
Trinitat Nova, Vernedai depots
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
ElectrificationRigid overhead wire
Track owner(s)TMB
Route map
Trinitat Nova L3 barcelona.svg
Via Júlia depot
Via Júlia
Llucmajor
Maragall
Guinardó | Hospital de Sant Pau
Alfons X
Joanic
Verdaguer
Girona
R2 barcelona.svg R2S barcelona.svg R2N barcelona.svg
Passeig de Gràcia L2 barcelona.svg
R1 barcelona.svg R3 barcelona.svg R4 barcelona.svg
Urquinaona L1 barcelona.svg
Jaume I
Barceloneta
Ciutadella | Vila Olímpica T4.svg
Bogatell
Llacuna
Poblenou
Selva de Mar
El Maresme | Fòrum T4.svg
Besòs Mar
Besòs T5.svg
La Pau L2 barcelona.svg
Triangle ferroviari depot
Proposed extension
to La Sagrera
Barcelona Gran Metro (1934)
Lesseps
Fontana
Diagonal-Passeig de Gràcia
Aragó
current L3 barcelona.svg service
current L4 barcelona.svg service
Catalunya | Urquinaona
Liceu | Jaume I
Correus
(closed)
The alignments for line 4 under the 1966 plan (in black) and 1974 plan (in grey) as well as the extension to Sagrera-Meridiana under construction (in dashed line)

Line 4, also known as Trinitat Nova – La Pau, usually called "línia groga" (yellow line), is a line in the Barcelona Metro network operated by TMB, and part of the ATM fare-integrated transport network. It serves the northern districts of the city, and it is being extended to the new major metro and rail stations Estació de la Sagrera and Sagrera-Meridiana.

Overview[edit]

Opened to the public in 1973, it serves the northern half of Barcelona using part of the infrastructure of Barcelona's first metro line the Gran Metro de Barcelona, covering a wide C-shaped area stretching from La Pau (in la Verneda) to Trinitat Nova, where it is linked with the recent L11. The 16.7 kilometres that make up the whole line are underground.

Although in 1966 it was planned for line 4 to be a loop line connecting Trinitat Nova and La Pau stations with three intermediate stations, in 1974 the plan was subsequently changed such that it became a C-shaped line of today, with provisions for two extensions northeast of Trinitat Nova (to link it with line 3 at the border of Barcelona and Santa Coloma de Gramenet) and La Pau stations (intended to penetrate inside Santa Coloma de Gramenet) that have never been realised.

Chronology[edit]

  • 1973 – Joanic-Jaume I section opened (part of it had been part of L3 previously)
  • 1974 – Joanic-Guinardó section opened
  • 1976 – Jaume I-Barceloneta section opened
  • 1977 – Barceloneta-Selva de Mar section opened
  • 1982 – Guinardó-Via Júlia and Selva de Mar-La Pau sections opened.
  • 1985 – La Pau-Pep Ventura section opened
  • 1999 – Via Júlia-Trinitat Nova section opened.
  • 2002 – La Pau-Pep Ventura section closed (and moved to L2)
  • 2003 – El Maresme-Fòrum station opened.

Stations[edit]

Trinitat Nova metro station: lines 4 and 11
District Station Opened Connections
Nou Barris Trinitat Nova 1999 Barcelona Metro: L3, L11
Via Júlia 1982
Llucmajor 1982
Horta-Guinardó Maragall 1982 Barcelona Metro: L5
Guinardó | Hospital de Sant Pau 1974
Alfons X 1974
Gràcia Joanic 1973
Eixample Verdaguer 1970 Barcelona Metro: L5
Girona 1973
Passeig de Gràcia 1973 Renfe Media Distancia: R11, R13, R14, R15, R16
Rodalies de Catalunya: R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud
Barcelona Metro: L2, L3
Urquinaona 1926 Barcelona Metro: L1
Ciutat Vella Jaume I 1926
Barceloneta 1976 Renfe Operadora: Euromed, Talgo (at Barcelona França)
Renfe Media Distancia: R13, R14, R15, R16 (at Barcelona França)
Rodalies de Catalunya: R2 Sud (at Barcelona França)
Ciutadella | Vila Olímpica 1977 Trambesòs: T4
Sant Martí Bogatell 1977
Llacuna 1977
Poblenou 1977
Selva de Mar 1977 Trambesòs: T4
El Maresme | Fòrum 2003 Trambesòs: T4
Besòs Mar 1982
Besòs 1982 Trambesòs: T5
La Pau 1982 Barcelona Metro: L2
Santander
Sant Andreu Sagrera-TAV 2020 Renfe: AVE (planned)
Renfe Media Distancia (planned)
Rodalies de Catalunya (planned)
Barcelona Metro: L9, L10 (planned)
La Sagrera-Meridiana 2022 Renfe Media Distancia: R12
FGC: R3, R4
Barcelona Metro: L1 L5, L9, L10

References[edit]

  • "(home)". Trenscat.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°26′57″N 2°10′56″E / 41.44917°N 2.18222°E / 41.44917; 2.18222