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Cercanías (Spanish pronunciation: [θerkaˈnias]) is the name given to the commuter rail systems of Spain's major metropolitan areas. In Catalonia and Valencia, however, the term is replaced by Rodalies (in Cataluña, [ruðəˈli.əs], in Valencia, [roðaˈli.es]), while the bilingual designation Cercanías - Aldirikoak is used in the Basque Country.

Operated by the national rail company Renfe, there are currently twelve Cercanías systems: Asturias, Barcelona (in conjunction with FGC), Bilbao, Cádiz, Madrid, Málaga, Murcia/Alicante, Santander, San Sebastián, Seville, Valencia, and Zaragoza. It is well linked to Metro systems in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Bilbao. In some cases the Cercanias, as in the case of Madrid, can be a very time effective way to hop between certain parts within the municipal city area.

The network was the target of the 2004 Madrid train bombings. The attacks, which killed 191 people in Santa Eugenia, El Pozo and Atocha stations, were the bloodiest terrorist actions in Spain to date.

Contents

List of Cercanías routes

Map of Cercanías areas.

Rolling stock

The Cercanías services use these rolling stock:

Series Area Image
440 Santander
440R Asturias
Barcelona
Cádiz
Madrid
San Sebastián
Santander
Sevilla
Valencia
Ut 440R Silla.jpg
442 Madrid Cercanias-madrid-c9-line-train-cotos.jpg
446 Bilbao
Madrid
Málaga
Sevilla
Aldirikoakpeñota.jpg
447 Barcelona
Madrid
Valencia
Ut 447 UM Silla.jpg
450 Barcelona
Madrid
Ut 450 STVC.jpg
451 Barcelona
592 Murcia/Alicante
Valencia
59225M RibaTuria.jpg
Civia Asturias
Barcelona
Cádiz
Madrid
Málaga
Sevilla
Valencia
Zaragoza
Renfe Cercanías New Train.jpg

Transference

Renfe Cercanías is going to be transferred to the Autonomous Communities.

External links

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