More public transport in Barcelona in phase 2

05/06/2020 - 15:02

Covid-19. The public transport services available in the Barcelona area have almost recovered their full service in phase 2 of the gradual easing of lockdown.

The entire public transport network is now operating at above 80% on average, with additional services being gradually introduced, particularly during peak hours. Some of the main railway services, such as the metro or the Rodalies commuter railway, are starting to resume their usual service on weekdays on either all their lines or the busiest ones. 

Public transport in the Barcelona area continues with a further increase in service from next Monday, 8 June, as the whole of the Barcelona area moves onto phase 2 of the gradual easing of lockdown.

The service provided by the various operators will reach 100% during peak hours in some cases, and the average will remain at above 80% of the service in most means of transport.

You are reminded that mobility is still restricted in phase 2 and that you may only travel within health regions and not between them, except for the necessary travel permitted by law.

Recovery of demand

Demand has significantly increased in the last two weeks. For this reason, the various operators, in coordination with the Metropolitan Transport Authority, have decided to increase their services again:

Metro: Full service.

Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) railway service: 100% during peak hours on both the Barcelona-Vallès line and the Llobregat-Anoia line, and 80% during the rest of the day.
The L12 Sarrià – Reina Elisenda line will remain suspended.
The L7 line will continue to start at Gràcia and end at Avinguda del Tibidabo.

Rodalies de Catalunya-Renfe commuter railway: Full service on the main lines (R1, R2 and R4).
The R3 line will resume its usual service with the exception of one of the seven services in each direction between Barcelona and Puigcerdà.
The R7 Barcelona Sant Andreu Arenal – Cerdanyola Universitat line remains suspended.
The regional trains and R8 line will continue to operate at 50%.

– Tram: 80% service on average on the Trambesòs lines and 90% on the Trambaix. A full service will be provided during the morning peak hours.
The T6 line will remain suspended.

Bus service:
– TMB bus: average service of 80%, increasing to 85% during peak hours for mainline

AMB Metropolitan bus: average service of 85%, increasing to 88% during peak hours.
The Nitbús will operate at 55% of its usual service.

Generalitat de Catalunya intercity bus: average service of 80%, with additional services on some routes. And 50% service on the night bus network.

AMTU urban bus: 80% – 100% service depending on the municipality. A similar level of service will be provided during the weekend.

Weekend services

The public transport service for this weekend will be similar to last weekend’s.

All railway operators will operate at 80% of their full service, including the Tram, which will be increasing it on this occasion.

Bus services will generally fluctuate between 55% and 100%, as the urban bus services are already back to normal in some municipalities. Night buses will continue to operate at 50%.

Remember that railway operators, such as the metro, FGC railway or tram, will continue to stop their services at midnight.

Face masks are still compulsory, and all safety instructions must be followed.

Source: ATM