The Montjuïc funicular service is temporarily suspendedWhile the metro and bus services are still in operation, the Montjuïc cable car stopped operating on 14 March, just like the Barcelona Bus Turístic, as a result of the mobility restrictions, suspended leisure activities and general quarantine of the population in an effort to contain the epidemic.
The Montjuïc funicular, which runs between Paral·lel metro station and Avinguda Miramar, will stop operating until further notice from tomorrow, Tuesday, 24 March, due to the activities at the facilities ceasing to operate and to the closure of the Montjuïc mountain parks as a result of the state of emergency and the measures in place to stop the spread of Covid-19.
However, essential travel in the area will still be possible by public transport thanks to the 13, 55 and 150 regular bus routes. Remember that buses must be accessed through the back door. In addition, tickets cannot be purchased on board, and drivers will not be providing a customer service.
While the metro and bus services are still in operation, the Montjuïc cable car stopped operating on 14 March, just like the Barcelona Bus Turístic, as a result of the mobility restrictions, suspended leisure activities and general quarantine of the population in an effort to contain the epidemic.
Reduction in the number of public transport journeys made
The instruction not to travel is being followed by an increasing number of people, with a reduction in the number of journeys made on collective public transport.
Last Friday, the metro network had 88% fewer people than on a non-holiday Friday before the state of emergency, and the bus network saw a reduction of 91.4%. At the weekend, with an adjusted service, the bus and metro were used by only 7% of those people who used it before the royal decree and the entry into force of the preventive measures.
Today, Monday, 23 March, the provisional figures suggest a further drop in ticket validations: at 3 pm, the number of metro tickets used had dropped by 87% (the decrease at the same time on Friday was 85%). In spite of this, between 66% and 75% of metro trains and 50% of buses have remained in circulation.
Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) has taken further steps to limit the number of people on buses: posters on bus doors state the maximum number of people allowed at any one time, which is 30 on articulated buses, 20 on standard buses, 10 on midi-buses, and 5 on minibuses.