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Urquinaona is a Barcelona Metro lines 1 and 4 station located in underneath Ronda de Sant Pere and Via Laietana, next to Plaça Urquinaona - after which it's named - in Eixample. It can be accessed from Plaça Urquinaona and Via Laietana. Urquinaona is one of the metro stations in the city centre, and one of the busiest.

History

The station currently serving line line 4 was opened in 1926 as part of what was then line 3, as a part of the stretch between Passeig de Gràcia and Jaume I. The stretch was later extended to Barceloneta, and in 1973 was made a part of line 4.

Line 1 station was opened in 1932, as a part of the section between Catalunya and Arc de Triomf section.

Architecture

Line 1 station is oriented from west to east and is located under Ronda de Sant Pere. It has three vestibules, two at the eastern side (Plaça Urquinaona) and on at the western side. The transfer to L4 is made through the eastern vestibule (which also serves as the northern vestibule of line 4 station). The station consists of two side platforms approximately 100 metres (330 ft) long each. The tracks are separated by a wall.

Line 4 station is located in the meridional direction (north-south). It has vestibules at both ends, the northern one leading to Plaça Urquinaona and the southern one to Via Laietana. The station has two side platforms, each of them 97 metres (318 ft) long.

Lines serving the station
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Metro Barcelona Metro
Hospital de Bellvitge Catalunya L1 Arc de Triomf Fondo
Trinitat Nova Passeig de Gràcia L4 Jaume I La Pau


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


L4 Barcelona Metro Line 4
Trinitat Nova · Via Júlia · Llucmajor · Maragall · Guinardó | Hospital de Sant Pau · Alfons X · Joanic · Verdaguer · Girona · Passeig de Gràcia · Urquinaona · Jaume I · Correus · Barceloneta · Ciutadella | Vila Olímpica · Bogatell · Llacuna · Poblenou · Selva de Mar · El Maresme | Fòrum · Besòs Mar · Besòs · La Pau · Santander · Sagrera-TAV · La Sagrera

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