MetroTram Information portal about guided public transportation in Europe since 1980.
The site now contains technical cards of 282 european systems. This site will be periodically updated.
apm   cable   lrt   metro   monorail   tramway   tram on tyres   tram-train  
nations   cities   producers   km   stations   summary   europe   trend   next  
news   author   papers   logos   disclaimer   contacts   links   biblio  

= Official pictures included
= Updated less than 4 weeks ago
Before 1980
ROLLING STOCK
ALICANTE-4L
ALICANTE-L3
ALICANTE-L4
ANGERS
ATHENS
BERGEN
BERN
BESANCON
BILBAO-A
BILBAO-UPV
BIRKENHEAD
BLACKPOOL
BORDEAUX
BOTOSANI
BREST
CLUJ-NAPOCA
CONSTANTA
CRAIOVA
DIJON-A
DIJON-B
DUBLIN
EDINBURGH
FLORENCE-L1
FLORENCE-L2
FLORENCE-L3
GENEVE
GRENOBLE
ILEDEFRANCE
ISTANBUL-T1
ISTANBUL-T2
JAEN
KOHLFURTH
LA-CORUNA
LE-HAVRE
LE-MANS
LONDON
LYON-T1
LYON-T2
LYON-T4
MALMO
MARSEILLE-T1
MARSEILLE-T2
MASYR
MESSINA
MOLOCHNE
MONTPELLIER-L1
MONTPELLIER-L2
MONTPELLIER-L3
MULHOUSE-L1
MULHOUSE-L2
MULHOUSE-L3
MURCIA
NANTES-L1
NANTES-L2
NANTES-L3
NEAPLES
NICE
OBERHAUSEN
ORLEANS-A
ORLEANS-B
PALERMO
PARIS-T1
PARIS-T2
PARIS-T3
PARIS-T7
PARIS-T8
PARLA
PLOIESTI
POTSDAM
REIMS
RESITA
SAINT-ETIENNE
SCHONBERGER-STRAND
SEVILLA-T1
SEVILLA-TA
STARY-OSKOL
STOCKHOLM-L7
STRASBOURG
TENERIFE-L1
TENERIFE-L2
TOULON
TOULOUSE-T1
TOURS
TURIN-L4
TURIN-L9
VALENCIA-T2
VALENCIA-T4
VALENCIA-T5
VALENCIA-T6
VALENCIENNES
VELEZMALAGA
ZARAGOZA
ZURICH
leggi in Italiano A A
search this site ?
(Spain )BILBAO-A

Images kindly supplied by EuskoTren. (Thanks)

Bilbao tram 1

Bilbao tram 2

Bilbao tram 3
Bilbao
Bilbao bases its public tranport network on local railways, LRT lines and a modern tramway line.
The first metro line in Bilbao (Line 1) opened in 1995; it runs partly ground level on a dismissed railway track (Plentza-Lutxana) and partly underground (Lutxana-Etxebarri). Works are going on for an additional stop (Ibarbengoa) located between Bidezabal and Berango. The first section of Line 2 opened in 2002 (San Inazio-Urbinaga, plus San Inazio- Etxebarri section in common with Line 1); it's totally underground (except for a short section close to Urbinaga). Line 2 was extended up to Sestao (2004), Portugalete (2007) and Santurtzi (2009); there will be a further north-western extension up to Kabiezes. Both lines have been also extended along the common branch in 2005 (Bolueta-Etxebarri) and 2011 (Etxebrarri-Ariz); works are going on for a further extension towards Basauri.
Tramway (Line A) was re-opened in 2002, after the dismission a former system in years '50s. The 4,9 km route (12 stops) runs on a single rail track from Atxuri to Pio Baroja, and on a double track platform from Pio Baroja to Basurto. Line A has a crucial role in the integration of the different transport systems; San Mames stop it's the main hub (LRT-underground section, local trains, buses interchange), followed by Abando stop (LRT, RENFE and FEVE trains, buses) and Atxuri stop (Euskotren terminal, a local railway service which links Bilbao, Bermeo and San Sebastian). Besides many important residential and commercial areas, among the main urban polarity served by Line A, Basurto Hospital, Hacienda Foral (Regional Treasury), Industrial Engineeing Faculty and San Mames Stadium must be mentioned.
Another tram line (Tranvia UPV) should open in 2012 connecting the campus of Universidad del Pais Vasco (UPV), Leida (Metro L1 interchange stop) and Urbinaga (Metro L2 interchange stop).
Metrobilbao (official site)
description uptaded on Mar 4th, 2011

map created on Dec 5th, 2011 (© 2005-2014 Ing. M. Tarozzi)

CountrySpain
LineLine A
InhabitantsCittà 350.000, District 950.000 Date opening2002 Future development:under construction: Basurto-Rekalde
Length (km)4.9
Track sectionsground level (single track from Atxuri to Pio Baroja, double track from Pio Baroja to Basurto), partly in reserved lanes (with some green track sections)
Stops12, average distance m 450
Platformsside and central
Platform doors--
General characteristics--
n. of vehicles7
n. of cars per vehicle3
Typesteel wheels
Vehicle dimensions (m)length 25, width 2.40
Vehicle capacity (pax)192 (50 seated)
Frequency 5'/15'
Current/Voltage750 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gaugemetric gauge rails
Speed Km/hComm --, Max 70
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)--
System capacity--
Ridership10.000 pax/day
Total cost20.5 M Euro/km (phase 1: Atxuri-San Mames)
Staff--
System builderCAF
Model--
NOTE--
technical data uptaded on Feb 11th, 2011