By the end of 2024, high-speed trains will cross through the future La Sagrera station

By the end of 2024, high-speed trains will cross through the future La Sagrera station

The works at the future La Sagrera station continue as estimated and are progressing at a good pace. As a result, it is expected that high-speed trains will be able to start running through the tunnel by the end of 2024.

However, in this first phase, trains will not stop at this station, as it will be used mainly for the crossing to Girona.

Despite this progress, it will still not be fully operational, as it will be necessary to wait until late 2025 or early 2026 for all infrastructures and tracks to be fully operational.

Works to build La Sagrera station

The construction of La Sagrera station is a complex project and is currently in the construction phase of the roof slab.

This stage is considered the most complex of the entire infrastructure, since the largest urban park in Barcelona will be installed on this slab.

The track cover will have to support the weight of the earth required for the creation of this park, which is a major technical challenge.

La Sagrera station will become a major intermodal interchange, unifying high-speed rail services, regional trains and commuter trains.

With a surface area of 260,000 square meters distributed over three levels, this half-buried building will be a neuralgic point on the Besòs side of Barcelona.

The development of La Sagrera station began in 2010 with the aim of burying the tracks and giving rise to a new urban development in the La Sagrera neighborhood.

This project includes the construction of housing and the Parc del Camí Comtal, which will contribute to revitalize the area and improve the quality of life of the residents.

New intercity bus station

In addition to the high-speed train station with connections to the Rodalies network and the metro, an intercity bus station with access to the Barcelona ring roads and freeways will also be built. This will provide greater connectivity and facilitate travel in and out of the city.

Work on La Sagrera station is progressing well and high-speed trains are expected to pass through the tunnel by the end of 2024.

According to the Railway Infrastructure Administrator, Adif, more than two thirds of the work (around 70% of the work) has been completed so far.

This infrastructure will be an important intermodal hub and will contribute to the urban development of the La Sagrera neighborhood, providing new mobility opportunities and improving the quality of life of citizens.

The future Sagrera station will bring important benefits for mobility in the Catalan capital.