Section cancelled during Easter Week to bring forward improvements in the BCN metro

Section cancelled during Easter Week to bring forward improvements in the BCN metro

During the upcoming Easter Week, from March 28 to April 1, 2024, Barcelona metro users will be affected by a cut in service on a specific section of line 4.

This cut will be made to make way for works to improve accessibility and adaptation of the Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica station, especially for passengers with reduced mobility.

The affected section will be from Bogatell to Barceloneta stations. However, it should be noted that the only station that will be completely out of service will be the Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica station.

During these five days, users will be able to travel between Barceloneta and Trinitat Nova on one side and from La Pau to Bogatell on the other.

This measure, although temporary, seeks to improve the travel experience for those with reduced mobility, as well as to facilitate access to the platforms from the street and the concourse through the installation of three elevators.

In addition, the platform will be raised and a new itinerary for the visually impaired will be implemented with a tactile pavement.

Section cancelled during Easter Week

To minimize the inconvenience caused by this cut in service, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) has announced the provision of shuttle buses to cover the disabled station.

Alternatively, passengers can choose to connect with line 1 at Urquinaona and Marina station, which is only 500 meters from Bogatell station.

The president of TMB, Laura Bonet, has assured that, in spite of the effects, work has been done to maintain a 5-minute waiting interval on the rest of line 4 during the period of the works.

This effort is part of a broader project to improve the accessibility of the public transport system in Barcelona.

The works, with a budget of 5.8 million euros, will include the installation of three elevators for access from the street and the lobby to the platforms. In addition, access to the trains will be improved by raising the platform and implementing a new itinerary for the visually impaired by means of tactile paving.

A shorter cut than on previous occasions

This is not the first time that the Barcelona metro has experienced temporary cuts due to improvement works. In the summer of last year 2023, line 4 suffered a more extensive outage that left six stops out of service for more than two months.

Although this time the outage is shorter, it is important that users plan their journeys in advance and consider the alternative transport options offered by TMB.

The works are essential to ensure accessibility and passenger comfort.