As 92 per cent of the Metro is already accessible, the target of 100 per cent accessibility by 2024 seems more than possible, but what more needs to change?
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Social and environmental changes within Barcelona will lay the foundations for the future, mobility needs must keep pace with this level of change. Ricard Font i Hereu discusses how digitalisation of the transport system is integral to its longevity.
New vertical platform doors have been installed in Barcelona at Can Cuiàs station. This is a first on a subway network and has been being trialled experimentally since May 2019.
The new vehicles – most of which are hybrids and electric – will make it possible to improve the city's air quality and the service provided to passengers whilst also creating more than 1,000 new jobs.
Another 95 bike stations are to be added, bringing the total to 519, with the number of electric bikes to be tripled from 300 to 1,000.
Barcelona has introduced a new law - requiring taxi's to be booked with at least 15 minutes notice - which has caused Uber and similar services to suspend operations.
Hybrid electric bike-sharing system, the bikes are easy to ride across longer distances, up steeper hills and against stronger headwinds.
New automated sections of the Barcelona metro, suitable for driverless trains, improve the quality and sustainability of urban rail transport.
Currently, Scoot operates more than 700 scooters in San Francisco, serving tens of thousands of riders who have logged nearly 5 million miles and now, the company is expanding into Europe...
New technology is being installed in 149 trains of Barcelona’s metro fleet, increasing the level of safety as well as the communication across the network…
The Barcelona metropolitan area is poised to make a quantum leap in urban mobility, which will subsequently be rolled-out to the rest of Catalonia, explains Josep-Anton Grau, Director General of the Barcelona Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA). The project has been provisionally christened ‘T-Mobilitat’. The ‘T’ is the prefix borne by…
In December 2009, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) began operating its first automated metro line, subsequently adding two more in the months that followed. The past four years have proved to be an excellent experience for TMB as an operator, demonstrating that opting for automated lines as well as evolving…