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With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611

New driverless underground line reaches Barcelona airport

Line 9 of Barcelona underground updated so to be driverless. This line has 15 stations and operates from 5:00 to 24:00. Train passes every 4 minutes at peak zone and every 7 minutes at off-peak zone. Line 9 connects La Sagrera with Can Zam and opened in 2009. Barcelona underground tries to finish the final section of the line from La Sagrera to Gorg.

Underground operator says that 25% of the network operating in driverless mode. Line 9 increased the total length of the underground by 20%.



The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.


The sole responsibility for the content of this report lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EASME nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months

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