Trambaix

The Trambaix (Catalan pronunciation: [tɾəmˈbaʃ]) is one of Barcelona's three tram systems. It is operated by TRAMMET connecting the Baix Llobregat area with the city of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It opened to the public on 5 April 2004 after a weekend when the tram could be used free of charge.

The Trambaix includes three different routes (T1, T2 and T3). The tram route starts at Plaça Francesc Macià in Barcelona to the west of the city and extends west, passing L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat, Cornellà de Llobregat, Sant Joan Despí and Sant Just Desvern. An extension of Tram T3 opened on 8 December 2006, as far as Consell Comarcal in Sant Feliu de Llobregat. The yearly ridership of all of its lines combined is of 15,057,318 passengers as of 2008.

The Trambaix complements the Trambesòs that runs to the north-east of the city. Both networks will be interconnected through Avinguda Diagonal in the next construction phase.[1]

Trambaix
Barcelona Tram 01
The Trambaix on its way through Avinguda de Xile.
Overview
Native name Trambaix
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification (?)
Trambaix
Trambaix system map.
Trambaix T1, T2 and T3 Line
T1.svg T2.svg T3.svg end
Francesc Macià
L'Illa
Numància
Maria Cristina L3 barcelona.svg
Pius XII
Palau Reial L3 barcelona.svg
Zona Universitària L3 barcelona.svg L9 barcelona.svg
Avinguda de Xile
Sant Ramon
Can Rigal
Ca n'Oliveres
Can Clota
Pont d'Esplugues
La Sardana
Montesa
T3.svg branch
Sant Marti de l'Erm
El Pedró
Rambla de Sant Just
Ignasi Iglésias
Walden
Cornellà Centre L5 barcelona.svg Rodalies de Catalunya símbol.svg
Torreblanca
Les Aigües
Sant Feliu - Consell Comarcal
Fontsanta-Fatjó
T3.svg end
Bon Viatge T1.svg end
depot
La Fontsanta Rodalies de Catalunya símbol.svg
Centre Miquel Martí i Pol
Sant Martí de l'Erm
T2.svg end

T1 Route

T2 Route

T3 Route

  • Francesc Macià
  • L'Illa
  • Numància
  • Maria Cristina (L3)
  • Pius XII
  • Palau Reial (L3)
  • Zona Universitària (L3, L9)
  • Avinguda de Xile
  • Sant Ramon
  • Can Rigal
  • Ca n'Oliveres
  • Can Clota
  • Pont d'Esplugues
  • La Sardana
  • Montesa
  • Sant Martí de l'Erm (Previously called TV3 / St Joan Despi)
  • Rambla Sant Just
  • Walden
  • Torreblanca
  • Sant Feliu-Consell Comarcal

Tram future

Tram connection proposed
Sant Martí de l'Erm T2.svg end
Centre Miquel Martí i Pol
La Fontsanta Rodalies de Catalunya símbol.svg
depot
Bon Viatge T1.svg end
T3.svg end Sant Feliu - Consell Comarcal
Fontsanta-Fatjó
Torreblanca
Les Aigües
Walden
Cornellà Centre L5 barcelona.svg Rodalies de Catalunya símbol.svg
Rambla de Sant Just
Ignasi Iglésias
Sant Marti de l'Erm
El Pedró
T3.svg branch
Montesa
La Sardana
Pont d'Esplugues
Can Clota
Ca n'Oliveres
Can Rigal
Sant Ramon
Avinguda de Xile
Zona universitària L3 barcelona.svg
Palau Reial L3 barcelona.svg
Pius XII
Maria Cristina L3 barcelona.svg
Numància
L'Illa
Francesc Macià T1.svg T2.svg T3.svg end
New branch by Diagonal Avenue
L4 barcelona.svgT4.svg end Ciutadella - Vila Olímpica
Diagonal-Provença L3 barcelona.svg L5 barcelona.svg Logotip FGC.svg L6 barcelona.svg L7 barcelona.svg
Wellington
Marina L1 barcelona.svg
Auditori - Teatre Nacional
T4.svg branch
New branch by Diagonal Avenue
Glòries L1 barcelona.svg T5.svg T6.svgend
T4.svg branch
T5.svg T6.svg branch
Ca l'Aranyó
La Farinera
Pere IV
Can Jaumandreu
Fluvià
Espronceda
L4 barcelona.svg Selva de Mar
Sant Martí de Provençals
L4 barcelona.svg el Maresme - Fòrum
Besòs L4 barcelona.svg
Fòrum
Alfons el Magnànim
Can Llima
Parc del Besòs
T6.svg
la Mina
depot
La Catalana
Central Tèrmica del Besòs
Besòs River
Sant Joan Baptista
Besòs River Encants de Sant Adrià
(T4.svg T6.svg end) Rodalies de Catalunya símbol.svg Sant Adrià
Sant Roc L2 barcelona.svg
Gorg L2 barcelona.svg (T5.svg end)

Since the modern tram system started in 2004, the possibility was envisaged to connect Trambaix and Trambesòs. In September 2008 the mayor of Barcelona, Jordi Hereu, said in a TV programme that in the near future (2011–2012) both trams will be connect over the Diagonal Avenue.[2] Recently, the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalonia's government) was planning that project, but it is now on hold.

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
  2. ^ El Trambaix i el Trambesòs es connectaran per la Diagonal, Ajuntament de Barcelona, 8 September 2008.

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