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Funicular de Montjuïc Line
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Parc de Montjuïc

The Funicular de Montjuïc, or Montjuïc funicular, is a funicular railway in the city of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. The line is largely in tunnel and connects the Barcelona Metro Paral·lel station with the hill of Montjuïc and the various sporting and other facilities there. The funicular uses the same fares as the metro and is listed on maps as part of the metro network. It is operated by Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), which also operates most of the metro lines.[1]

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History

Passengers boarding the funicular car at Parc de Montjuïc, the upper station of the Montjuïc funicular
Exterior of Parc de Montjuïc station

The line was opened in 1928, in order to serve the International Exhibition of 1929. It was extensively reconstructed in 1992, in order to cope with traffic to and from the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys and other facilities used for the 1992 Summer Olympics, situated on the Montjuïc hill.[2]

Technical details

The funicular has the following technical parameters:[2]

  • Length: 758 metres
  • Height: 76 metres
  • Maximum Steepness: 18%
  • Cars: 2 3-car trainsets
  • Capacity: 400 passengers per trainset
  • Configuration: Single track with passing loop
  • Journey time: 2 minutes
  • Maximum speed: 10 metres per second
  • Track gauge: 1.2 metre
  • Traction: Electricity

Other funiculars in Barcelona

The funicular is one of three in Barcelona, the others being the Funicular de Vallvidrera and the Funicular del Tibidabo, although neither of these is operated by the TMB.[1]

Barcelona Metro: Funicular de Montjuïc
Parc de Montjuïc station
Direction
Parc de Montjuïc
Direction
Paral·lel
Terminus Paral·lel
Barcelona Metro
Logometrobcn.svg Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona:
L1.gif Line 1 L2.gif Line 2 L3.gif Line 3
Hosp. BellvitgeFondo Paral·lelPep Ventura Zona UniversitàriaTrinitat Nova
L4.gif Line 4 L5.gif Line 5 L9 barcelona.svg Line 9
Trinitat NovaLa Pau Cornellà CentreHorta Can PeixauetCan Zam
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Trinitat NovaCan Cuiàs Parc de MontjuïcParal·lel
Under construction:
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Aeroport-Terminal SudBon Pastor Zona Franca ZALGorg
Logotip FGC.png Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya:
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Pça CatalunyaReina Elisenda Pça CatalunyaAv. Tibidabo Pça EspanyaMolí Nou
List of Barcelona metro stations

References

  1. ^ a b "Barcelona (Metro)". nycsubway.org. http://world.nycsubway.org/eu/es/barcelona.html. Retrieved March 7, 2007.  
  2. ^ a b "Funicular de Montjuïc". trenscat.com. http://www.trenscat.com/tmb/funimontjuic_ct.html. Retrieved March 11, 2007.  

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