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A view of the length of the Sant Joan funicular, from the monastery
Cars of the Sant Joan funicular

The Funicular de Sant Joan, or Sant Joan funicular railway, is a funicular railway at Montserrat, near Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. The line connects the monastery, and the upper terminus of the Montserrat Rack Railway, with the summit of the mountain.

The funicular has the following technical parameters:[1]

  • Length: 503 m (1,650 ft)
  • Height: 248 m (814 ft)
  • Maximum Steepness: 65.2%
  • Cars: 2
  • Capacity: 48 passengers per car
  • Configuration: Single track with passing loop
  • Travel time: 6 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 the Montserrat Rack Railway and the Funicular de la Santa Cova funicular railway on Montserrat Mountain, together with two other funicular railways and a significant suburban railway system in and around Barcelona.


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Coordinates: 41°35′19.27″N 1°50′0.03″E / 41.5886861°N 1.8333417°E / 41.5886861; 1.8333417



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