The tram offers you the chance to travel in a sustainable, efficient, fast, comfortable and safe way. It allows you to enjoy the landscape during your journey and avoid noise, pollution and traffic jams. It is one of the most highly valued modes of transport among the citizens of Barcelona.
The tram takes up less public space than other means of transport and, therefore, it allows the improvement of overground public transport. The current network connects Barcelona with municipalities in the metropolitan area, although it is not yet connected within the Barcelona urban network. The trams are accessible and adapted for people with reduced mobility, affordable for all and integrated in the ATM fare system.
The intercity transport service on tramways includes Trambaix and Trambesòs. Trambaix lines T1, T2 and T3 connect Barcelona, l’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat, Cornellà de Llobregat, Sant Joan Despí, Sant Just Desvern and Sant Feliu de Llobregat. Trambesòs includes lines T4 and T6, which link Barcelona with Sant Adrià de Besòs, and the T5, which joins Barcelona with Badalona.
TRAM is the public transport company that manages the two tram networks in the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona, Trambaix and Trambesòs.
Commitment to new mobility solutions
Dependence on private motor vehicles is high in Barcelona, particularly for journeys between different metropolitan municipalities. This implies a need for a change in the current mobility model in order to reduce the negative environmental impacts linked to the predominant use of motorised vehicles.
Trams are considered a supplementary form of transport, one with a capacity that lies somewhere between the metro and the bus, and that provides a more accessible and comfortable service. They also have a very positive impact, improving the quality of urban transport, shortening journey times, and reducing the volume of private vehicles on the city’s roads.
Barcelona has sustainable mass transport systems in place that need to be strengthened and connected further to make them more cost effective in comparison with private transport. The tram system is one of them.
The tram network in Barcelona
The tram line along Diagonal, the broad avenue that runs right through the city, will solve a current problem and link the two existing but unconnected tram services. It will also mean that service will cover a greater part of the urban and metropolitan areas. These connections will not only benefit the residents of Barcelona, but also those living in other municipalities who travel into the city (500,000 cars and motorbikes every day).