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SEAM4US: research for sustainable metro stations

3 March 2014 | By Giovanni Pescatori, SEAM4US; Michael Pellot, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB)

Underground transportation systems are big energy consumers and have significant impact on energy consumption on a regional scale. For instance in India, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is the biggest consumer of electricity in the state of Delhi. Typical figures regarding the consumption of electricity in the state of Delhi…

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TMB’s strategy for an efficient bus network in Barcelona

18 August 2011 | By Dídac Pestaña, Executive Vice-President, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB)

Like most big European cities, Barcelona has severe problems with air pollution due to several factors, like industry and domestic emissions, but especially due to road transport emissions. In the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona, transport contribution to energy consumption accounts for 40%. TMB is the main public transport operator for…

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First year of automation is a success for Barcelona

25 February 2011 | By

2010 was a very significant year for Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB). It was the first year that automated lines were put into operation – since December 2009, sections of the first five stations of a new line were inaugurated and the existing light metro Line 11 was turned into…

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Barcelona’s Line 9/10. The metro of the future has arrived…

19 August 2010 | By Dídac Pestaña, Executive Vice President, TMB (Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona)

The launch of service of Line 9/10 – the first automatic metro in Spain – is an example of how Barcelona is moving towards automation as a way of providing maximum support and efficiency to the underground public transport system. One of the country’s most relevant technological milestones has thus…