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Covid-19 measures: as from 24 December, and for the next fortnight, citizens will not be allowed circulate in public roads between 1 am and 6 am (except for essential mobility).

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Special opening hours

Metro

The metro will be open from 5 am until midnight on a daily basis, with the exception of Christmas Eve (24 December), when it will close at 11 pm.

The metro will be continually in service from 5 am to 2 am, Sunday, Boxing Day.

The metro service on New Year’s Eve and  Twelfth Night  will extend until 2 am as well.

Buses

On December 24th, Christmas Eve, TMB buses will begin their last journey from their points of departure at 10 pm. Other services will remain unchanged.

Sustainable mobility is the best option for getting around during the Christmas festivities. So, wherever you go, recommend that you travel on foot, by bike or on public transport. What’s more, there’ll be extra public transport during the coming days.  The metro network is increasing its service by 13% during the pre-Christmas and Twelfth Night festivities. There will be more trains on lines 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on the days that shops are open, to encourage the use of safer and more sustainable transport, and also at weekends.

 

Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) has provided for extra service on public holidays in December and January when shops are open, to promote fast, safe and sustainable mobility during the weeks leading up to the Christmas, New Year and Twelfth Night celebrations, when shopping, leisure and tour activities are at their height.

There will be between 7% and 13% extra trains on conventional lines (L1-L2-L3-L4-L5, the most used lines on the network) on the 6 and 8 December public holidays and on the Sundays of 5, 12 and 19 December, as well as 2 and 9 January.

The extra trains will be concentrated during off-peak and peak afternoon times (between 1 pm and 10 pm, roughly), which are the weekend rush hours.

The extra trains will shorten intervals between conventional-line train arrivals on Saturdays and public holidays from 5’57” to 05’29”.

The increased weekend service is in addition to the increases previously applied on work days to boost the network's capacity and make it a more efficient alternative to private vehicles for daily travel.

Moreover, the extra services will continue during the school holidays, from 23 December to 9 January. The metro will therefore once again be the best option for anyone wishing to avoid the traffic congestion associated with the Christmas period.

Longer metro service times

The metro service on Sunday, 5 December, the eve of the public holiday, will continue until 2 am, as it will on Tuesday, 7 December. Trains will remain in service up to 12 midnight on the public holidays of 6 and 8 December.

On the other hand, the service on Friday, 24 December, will close at 11 pm, as usual on Christmas Eve. The Christmas Day service will continue from 5 am to 2 am on Sunday, Boxing Day. 

As in previous years,the metro will also be operating until 2 am. And the same timetable from 5 am to 2 am will continue on Twelfth Night, on 5 January..

Extra urban bus service

There will be an extra bus service on the lines that pass through the city centre and other shopping hubs during the festivities, when shops are allowed to open.

Some bus lines will be given articulated vehicles to increase their capacity.

Bear in mind that TMB buses will be setting off from their departure points for their final evening journey at 10 pm on Christmas Eve – Friday, 24 December.

Further information: TMB and AMB

Special opening hours

Metro

The metro will be open from 5 am until midnight on a daily basis, with the exception of Christmas Eve (24 December), when it will close at 11 pm.

The metro will be continually in service from 5 am to 2 am, Sunday, Boxing Day.

The metro service on New Year’s Eve and  Twelfth Night  will extend until 2 am as well.

Buses

On December 24th, Christmas Eve, TMB buses will begin their last journey from their points of departure at 10 pm. Other services will remain unchanged.

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