First year of automation is a success for Barcelona

25 February 2011  •  Author(s):

2010 was a very significant year for Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB). It was the first year that automated lines were put into operation – since December 2009, sections of the first five stations of a new line were inaugurated and the existing light metro Line 11 was turned into a driverless running mode.

TMB automation in 2010 During 2010, two new sections of a new line were inaugurated in April and June bringing a total amount of 11 stations and almost 11km of extension.

Once construction is completely finished, the new automated line will have a total length of 50km. Branches will be positioned at both ends of the line which means each branch has been assigned a line – thus two lines: Line 9 and Line 10. In 2010, TMB started to operate the north branches of these lines.

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