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Catalunya is a Barcelona Metro lines 1, 3, 6 and 7 and Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) commuter train station located in under Plaça de Catalunya, the city's central square and a large transport hub, and is a major station complex in Barcelona. Many Rodalies de Catalunya, Barcelona Metro and Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya lines go through it and many bus routes link it with all of the districts of the city and most of the municipalities in its metropolitan area.

It is one of the oldest railway stations in Catalonia and one of the first stations of Barcelona Metro network. It is also one of the busiest stations in Barcelona and the terminal station in the city of all Metro del Vallès lines. It is served by Rodalies de Catalunya suburban lines R1, R3, R4 and regional line R12, TMB-operated Barcelona Metro lines L1 and L3, FGC-operated Barcelona Metro lines L6 and L7, and Metro del Vallès lines S1, S2, S5 and S55.

Layout

Barcelona Metro line 1

Barcelona Metro line 1 station is one of the Barcelona Metro network's oldest stations. It was opened as part of the Ferrocarril Metropolitano Transversal and was inaugurated in 1926, but where the station is currently placed was opened in 1933. It is located under Plaça de Catalunya, between Rambla de Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia, on the same site that Rodalies de Catalunya platforms. The upper level has a large hall which is also used by Adif. The lower level consists in two platforms, each one situated on a different side and separated from Rodalies de Catalunya railway station that is located between two platforms.

Barcelona Metro line 3

Barcelona Metro line 3 station was opened in 1924 as a terminus station on the line between this station and Lesseps. This line was the first metropolitan railway in Barcelona and was operated by Gran Metro. The station is located under the southwest part of Plaça de Catalunya and crosses it diagonally. The station has only one hall on the west side, with different accesses from Pelai street, FGC station, La Rambla, Rivadeneyra street and Portal de l'Àngel street. This hall is equipped with ticket vending machines and some ticket offices. The trains run on the lower level where it exists a corridor to connect with Barcelona Metro line 1.

Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat

Plaça de Catalunya FGC

FGC railway station.

The current Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya station was opened in 1929 and is located under Pelai and Bergara streets, between Carrer Balmes and Plaça de Catalunya and has two accesses, one at each side of the station. All the accesses are equipped with escalators and one of them is equipped with elevators, which is also used for Barcelona Metro line 3. The main hall is equipped with many ticket vending machines, a costumer office and some commercial areas. The trains run on the lower level which is divided in three separated naves where there are the platforms.

Platform usage
Platform Lines Destination
1 L6 S5 S55 Reina Elisenda, Sant Cugat, Rubí, Universitat Autònoma
2 L7 Avinguda Tibidabo
3 S2 Sabadell
4 S1 Terrassa
5 Extra platform

Rodalies de Catalunya

Plaça de Catalunya

Rodalies de Catalunya railway station.

Rodalies de Catalunya railway station is located under Plaça de Catalunya, between Plaça Universitat and Passeig de Gràcia. The station is divided in two levels, the upper level where there is the main hall and the lower level where there are the platforms. The upper level has five accesses from the street and all go to the main hall where there are ticket vending machines, a help point and some shops. It is possible to connect with Barcelona Metro line 1 station at each side of the hall. At the lower level there are two platforms and can be seen the line 1 metro station.

Services

Lines serving the station
<< direction < station line station > direction >>
Metro Barcelona Metro
Hospital de Bellvitge Universitat L1 Urquinaona Fondo
Zona Universitària Liceu L3 Passeig de Gràcia Trinitat Nova
terminal L6 Provença Reina Elisenda
L7 Avinguda Tibidabo
FGC Barcelona-Vallès line (FGC)
terminal S1 Provença Terrassa
S2 Sabadell
S5 Rubí
Sant Cugat
S55 Universitat Autònoma
Rodalies Rodalies de Catalunya
Molins de Rei
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Sants R1 Arc de Triomf Mataró
Calella
Blanes
Maçanet-Massanes
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat R3 Granollers-Canovelles
La Garriga
Vic
Ripoll / Ribes de Freser
Puigcerdà / La Tor de Querol
Sant Vicenç de Calders
Vilafranca del Penedès
Martorell
R4 Terrassa
Manresa
Renfe regional services
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat Sants R12 Arc de Triomf Lleida Pirineus


L1 Barcelona Metro Line 1
El Prat Estació · Hospital de Bellvitge · Bellvitge · Avinguda Carrilet · Rambla Just Oliveras · Can Serra · Florida · Torrassa · Santa Eulàlia · Mercat Nou · Plaça de Sants · Hostafrancs · Espanya · Rocafort · Urgell · Universitat · Catalunya · Urquinaona · Arc de Triomf · Marina · Glòries · Clot · Navas · La Sagrera · Fabra i Puig · Sant Andreu · Torras i Bages · Trinitat Vella · Baró de Viver · Santa Coloma · Fondo · Montigalà | Lloreda · Sant Crist · Bufalà · Badalona Pompeu Fabra · Badalona Est


L3 Barcelona Metro Line 3
Sant Feliu Centre · Sant Feliu | Consell Comarcal · Torreblanca · Sant Joan Despí · La Fontsanta · Hospital Comarcal · Sant Just Centre · Esplugues Centre · Sant Mateu · Finestrelles | Sant Joan de Déu · Zona Universitària · Palau Reial · Maria Cristina · Les Corts · Plaça del Centre · Sants Estació · Tarragona · Espanya · Poble Sec · Paraŀlel · Drassanes · Liceu · Catalunya · Passeig de Gràcia · Diagonal · Fontana · Lesseps · Vallcarca · Penitents · Vall d'Hebron · Montbau · Mundet · Valldaura · Canyelles · Roquetes · Trinitat Nova · Trinitat Vella


L6 Barcelona Metro Line 6
Catalunya · Provença · Gràcia · Sant Gervasi · Muntaner · La Bonanova · Les Tres Torres · Sarrià · Reina Elisenda · Pedralbes · Eulàlia d'Anzizu · Finestrelles | Sant Joan de Déu


L7 Barcelona Metro Line 7
Catalunya · Provença · Gràcia · Plaça Molina · Pàdua · El Putxet · Avinguda Tibidabo

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