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  • On a recent visti I was most impressed with the integrated transport system that is in place

    • by gtc
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      Spain has always been stereotyped as a country where nothing happens and everything moves on at a snails pace. This is no longer the case. On a recent visti I was most impressed with the integrated transport system that is in place.

      Barcelona covers a large area ans is served by the national railway network, local railway system, an underground railway and a network of bus routes.

      RENFE

      The national railway system that connects the major towns together uses two main stations,


      Sants and Franca

      Cercanias

      This is the local railway system that connects Bartcelona to outlying towns and villages. Half a dozen or so lines enable you to travel within a 50 mile radius with ease. Both the Costa Brava to Blanes and the Costa Daurada to salou are served by this system.

      Metro

      Barcelonas underground Metro system has a dozen or so lines and serves the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Trains run loke clockwork and you neber wait for more than 20 minutes.

      Bus

      Barcelona has ...


      • a substantial bus network whiche sems to be everywhere. Busses are very frequent thiough sometimes not accurate to timetables because of the difficulties of the traffic.

        Funicular Railway

        This runs from the Metro station at Paral-lel to Mont Juic every 10 minutes or so.

        A ride on this network costs just over 1 Euro but if you buy a book of 10 rides this price can be reduced to 70 cents. This is per journey and the system is intellligent enough to know that

        when you change busses within a certain time frame you are on the same journey and charges you once. Even better value can be gained by booking day, week, or monthly tickets. RENFE trains can be used within the bounds og the city.

        Barcelona must rank amongst the easies cities in the world to navigate via public transport. My recommendation is to take a break and leave the car at hoe, go to Barcelona and see public transport as it should be.




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