L6 Plaça Catalunya – Reina Elisenda
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   Plaça Catalunya

(1863/1929) - Huge central square built as a bridge between old and new town and obviously named after the country of which Barcelona is the capital. There are actually 4 stations underground: L1, L3, the terminus station for the FGC urban and suburban lines (5 platforms) and a RENFE Suburban Rail station parallel to L1.


Plaça Catalunya Plaça Catalunya



(1882/1929) - Street named after Southern French region 'Provence'.

Underground corridor to metro station 'Diagonal'.




(1863/1929) - District of Barcelona



   Sant Gervasi

(1863/1929) - half of the district of Sarrià - Sant Gervasi (de Cassoles). Sant Gervasi was a Roman martyr in the 4th century.

Station located just next of Pl. Molina station on line L7.

Sant Gervasi Sant Gervasi



(1908/1929) - Street dedicated to Ramon Muntaner, medieval Catalan chronicler in the 13/14th century.

Muntaner Muntaner


   La Bonanova  

(1887/1952) - Name of a neighborhood around Plaça Bonanova where you can find a parish church dedicated to the Virgin of 'Bonanova', which means 'good news', referring to the Gospel.

   Tres Torres  

(1863/1952) - Actually meaning 'three towers or mansions', this name refers to a neighbourhood built around three former manor houses.

Tres Torres Tres Torres



(1863/1974) - half district of Sarrià - Sant Gervasi; still preserves its village like character surrounded by wealthy neighborhoods.


Sarrià Sarrià


   Reina Elisenda


(1976) - avenue named after Queen Elisenda de Moncada, Jaume II's wife, founder of the nearby convent of Pedralbes (1327).

Reina Elisenda


Special Features of Line L6:

Total length: 5.2 km, 9 stations

European standard track gauge of 1435 mm

Operated by FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya)

Sharing tracks with line L7 between Pl. Catalunya and Gràcia, and with suburban services between Pl. Catalunya and Sarrià. Suburban trains on lines S1 and S2 skip Sant Gervasi, La Bonanova and Tres Torres stations.

The original line was put underground in 1929 up to Muntaner, and in 1952 up to just south of Sarrià station; the latter was covered in 1974.



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