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The Funicular de Gelida (Gelida funicular) is a funicular railway in the municipality of Gelida in Catalonia, Spain. The line connects Gelida station, on the RENFE (Spanish National Railways), with the town centre of Gelida, which is at a higher level. It was opened in 1924.[1]

The funicular has the following technical parameters:[1]

  • Length: 884 m (2,900 ft)
  • Height: 110 m (361 ft)
  • Maximum Steepness: 22.2%
  • Cars: 2
  • Capacity: 50 passengers per car; 700 passengers per hour
  • Configuration: Single track with passing loop
  • Maximum speed: 2.5 m/s (8.2 ft/s)
  • Travel time: 8 minutes
  • Track gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in)
  • Traction: Electricity

The line is operated by the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government Railways, FGC), who also operate a significant suburban railway system in and around Barcelona, along with three other funiculars and two rack railways.

References

  1. ^ a b "Funicular de Gelida". Trens de Catalunya. http://www.trenscat.com/gelida/. Retrieved September 30, 2006.  

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The Funicular de Gelida (Gelida funicular) is a funicular railway in the municipality of Gelida in Catalonia, Spain. The line connects Gelida station, on the RENFE (Spanish National Railways), with the centre of the village of Gelida, which is at a higher level. The line was opened in 1924 and modernised in 1984, whilst retaining a heritage ambience.[1][2]

The funicular has the following technical parameters:[1][2]

  • Length: 884 m (2,900 ft)
  • Height: 110 m (361 ft)
  • Maximum Steepness: 22.2%
  • Cars: 2
  • Capacity: 50 passengers per car; 700 passengers per hour
  • Configuration: Single track with passing loop
  • Maximum speed: 2.5 m/s (8.2 ft/s)
  • Travel time: 8 minutes
  • Track gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
  • Traction: Electricity

Although two cars are in operation, as an economy measure only one is normally staffed and carries passengers, whilst the other simply serves as a counterweight. Despite this restriction, the funicular is timed to connect with the main line trains, which operate every half-hour on weekdays and hourly on weekends. Besides the two terminals at Gelida Inferior and Superior, the line serves an intermediate request stop at Gelida-Baixador, situated between the passing loop and upper station.[2]

The line is operated by the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government Railways, FGC), who also operate a significant suburban railway system in and around Barcelona, along with three other funiculars and two rack railways.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Funicular de Gelida". Trens de Catalunya. http://www.trenscat.com/gelida/. Retrieved September 30, 2006. 
  2. ^ a b c d Green, Richard (September 2010). "The railways of Barcelona". Today's Railways Europe (Platform 5 Publishing Ltd): pp. 35. 

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