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(Spain )BILBAO-L1

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); in 2011 Line 2 has been also extended from Ariz to Basauri, while Line 1 has been shortened at Extebarri stop.
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 Dec 5th, 2011

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

CHRONOLOGY
11-11-1995Casco Viejo-Plentzia
05-07-1997Casco Viejo-Bolueta
08-01-2005Bolueta-Etxebarri
26-02-2011Etxebarri-Ariz
11-11-2011line shortened at Extebarri stop

CountrySpain
LineLine 1
InhabitantsCity 350.000, District 950.000
Date opening1995
Future development:Ibarbengoa stop (between Bidezabal and Berango)
Length (km)33.3
Track sections--
Stops29 average distance m 1150
Platforms--
Platform doors--
General characteristics--
n. of vehicles37 (24 UT500, 13 UT550)
n. of cars per vehicle4
Typesteel wheels
Vehicle dimensions (m)length 72, width 2.80
Vehicle capacity (pax)712 (144 seated)
Frequency 2.5'/18'
Current/Voltage1500 V DC
Type of guide/gaugemetric gauge rails (1000 mm)
Speed Km/hComm --, Max 80
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)--
System capacity--
Ridership90 millions pax/year
Total cost--
Staff--
System builderCAF
ModelU.T. 500, U.T. 550
NOTErolling stock, frequency and ridership referred to Line 1+Line 2
technical data uptaded on Dec 5th, 2011