Barcelona L9 metro will reach El Prat airport in the first half of 2016

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Barcelona L9 metro will reach El Prat airport in the first half of 2016

SPAIN: Catalonian Government has confirmed that the arrival of L9 metro line to Barcelona El Prat Airport is expected in the first half of 2016. The 20km underground section from Zona Universitaria will have 15 stations and is expected to carry 23 million passengers annually.  

The completion of this branch of L9 will allow passengers to reach Terminal 1, the airport's busiest terminal, by metro (currently only Terminal 2 has a rail connection, with the “Rodalies” train service).

L9-Airport Section

The link is part of the bigger project L9/L10, a joint metro line that will connect five municipalities of Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Badalona, Barcelona, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat and El Prat de Llobregat.

The implementation of L9 began in 2009 and, when finished, it will be the longest automated metro in Europe, comprising of total 47.8km of track and 52 stations.

The route of Line 9 will include a central section and two branches on each end to form a figure of two Y's, creating two metro lines – Line 9 running from Can Zam to the Airport and Line 10 running from Gorg to Zona Franca.

The stations located in the shared section will combine the frequency of both lines.

L9-map