Tibidabo Funicular

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Funicular del Tibidabo
Funicular del Tibidabo - station.jpg
The lower station at Plaça Dr. Andreu
Overview
Service typeFunicular
Locale Barcelona
Route
StartPlaça del Doctor Andreu
(Tramvia Blau)
End Tibidabo
Distance travelled1,130 m (3,710 ft)
Technical
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)

The Tibidabo Funicular (Catalan : Funicular del Tibidabo; Spanish : Funicular del Tibidabo) is a funicular railway in the city of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. The line connects Plaça del Doctor Andreu, the upper terminus of the Tramvia Blau , with the summit of Tibidabo, where there is an amusement park and a church, the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor. [1] [2]

Contents

The Tramvia Blau, along with a parallel bus service, provides a connection from Avenida Tibidabo metro station. This is the terminus of line 7 of the Barcelona Metro, operated by the FGC from a city terminus at Plaça de Catalunya. [1] [2] As of October 2019, both the Tramvia Blau and the Funicular are out of service. Replacement bus TC2 connects Avinguda de Tibidabo station with the hilltop park.

Like the Tramvia Blau, the funicular is not part of Autoritat del Transport Metropolità (ATM) integrated fare network. Tickets must be separately purchased from ticket offices or machines at the terminal stations prior to travel. [1]

The funicular is one of three in Barcelona, the others being the Funicular de Vallvidrera and the Funicular de Montjuïc. [1]

History

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Funicular circa 1900

The line was opened on October 29, 1901 with a length of 1,130 metres (3,710 ft). It has been modernised twice, in 1922 and in 1958. [1] [3]

Technical details

Car of the Funicular Tibidabo Funicular.jpg
Car of the Funicular

The funicular has the following technical parameters: [1] [3]

Number of stops2
Configuration Single track with passing loop
Track length1,130 metres (3,707 ft)
Rise275 metres (902 ft)
Maximum gradient 25.7%
Track gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge
Number of cars2 2-car trainsets
Capacity113 passengers per trainset
Maximum speed4.1 metres per second (13.5 ft/s)
TractionElectricity

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References

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