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Barcelona to spend i7·3bn

01 Jun 2002

ON APRIL 25 Barcelona's city transport authority ATM approved an infrastructure plan for 2001-10 that will see 282 km of new metro, light rail and suburban routes added to the Barcelona network. The programme is costed at €7·3bn, including €104·5m for increasing capacity on Renfe's Badalona - Mataró route and €69·4m to open the Mollet - Papiol belt line to passenger traffic throughout.

On the metro network, Line 9 (MR 02 p15) takes up €2·29bn. A new Line 12 is planned to run from Sarrià along FGC's Reina Elisenda branch and on to Quatre Camins and Castelldefels. Line 2 is to be extended from Pep Ventura (RG 5.02 p230) to Badalona, and a branch is to be built from Sant Antoni to Pedrosa. At a cost of €260m, Line 1 will be extended from Fondo to meet Line 2 at Badalona, and from Feixa Larga to Plaça de Catalunya on Line 9.

The extension of Line 3 from Canyelles to Trinitat Nova, to interchange with Line 4 and the light metro to Can Cuiàs now under construction, is costed at €86·7m. The high speed terminal at Sagrera AVE will have its own metro station that will be served by Line 9 and an extension of Line 4 from La Pau, costed at €80·1m.

The 2001-10 plan has allocated €241·2m to the light rail route from Francesc Macià to Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sant Joan Despí and Cornellà, where civil works are underway on 7·8 km out of 15·2 km for opening in the autumn of 2003. The Gl