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Barcelona Metro line 5
L5 barcelona.svg
Overview
Service typeConventional metro
LocaleBarcelona
Current operator(s)TMB
Route
StartCornellà
Stops26
EndVall d'Hebron
Distance travelled18.8 km (11.7 mi)
Average journey time30 minutes
Technical
Rolling stock5000 series
based at Can Boixeres, Vilapicina and Sant Genís depots
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Track owner(s)TMB

Line 5, currently known as Cornellà Centre - Vall d'Hebron, its termini, and often called "Línia Blava" (Blue line), is line belonging to the Barcelona Metro network operated by TMB, and part of the ATM fare-integrated transport network.

Overview[edit]

It opened in 1959 as the (original) line 2. Line 5 is 18.8 km. long and has 26 stations, from Cornellà to Vall d'Hebron in the northern part of Barcelona, where it meets L3.

Chronology[edit]

Evolution of Line 5, 1959-2010
  • 1959 - Sagrera-Meridiana section opened (as the former L2)
  • 1967 - Vilapicina-Horta section opened (as the former L2)
  • 1969 - Collblanc-Diagonal/Provença section opened.
  • 1970 - Diagonal/Provença-Sagrera-Meridiana section opened. The line then known as L2 integrated into L5.
  • 1973 - Collblanc-Pubilla Cases section opened.
  • 1976 - Pubilla Cases-Sant Ildefons section opened.
  • 1983 - Sant Ildefons-Cornellà section opened.
  • 2010 - Horta-Vall d'Hebron section opened.

Technical details[edit]

  • Colour on map: Blue
  • Number of stations: 26
  • Type: Conventional metro
  • Length: 18.8 km (11.7 mi)
  • Rolling stock: 5000 series
  • Journey time: 30 minutes
  • Track gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
  • Traction: Electricity
  • Power supply: Rigid overhead wire
  • Open-air sections: Yes (Can Boixeras)
  • Mobile phone coverage: Complete
  • Depots: Can Boixeres, Vilapicina, Sant Genís
  • Operator: TMB

Current stations[edit]

Sagrada Família metro station

Station and line names in italics are under construction.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°25′48″N 2°09′43″E / 41.430°N 2.162°E / 41.430; 2.162