Enjoy journeys with less waiting time on the Barcelona-Vallès line. We have made getting around easier by increasing the frequency and number of trains stopping at all the stations.
More trains, less waiting
EVERY 5 MINUTES > DURING PEAK TIME FROM TERRASSA AND SABADELL.
EVERY 2,5 MINUTES > DURING PEAK TIME FROM SANT CUGAT.
EVERY 5 MINUTES > OFF-PEAK FROM SANT CUGAT.
EVERY 10 MINUTES > OFF-PEAK FROM TERRASSA AND SABADELL.
New Barcelona-Vallès train line map
Barcelona-Vallès train line frequencies
From 7:30 h to 9:30 h
During peak time, trains will run every 5 minutes from Sabadell and Terrassa and every 2.5 minutes from Sant Cugat.
MONDAY – THURSDAY
From 9:30 h to 17:00 h
FRIDAYS AND BANK HOLIDAY EVES
From 9:30 h to 15:00 h
Trains will run every 10 minutes from Sabadell and Terrassa and every 5 minutes from Sant Cugat.
MONDAY – THURSDAY
From 17:00 h to 20:00 h
FRIDAYS AND BANK HOLIDAY EVES
From 15:00 h to 20:00 h
Trains will run every 8.5 minutes from Sabadell and Terrassa and every 4 minutes from Sant Cugat.
Weekends and bank holidays
SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND BANK HOLIDAYS
From 8:00 h to 22:00 h
Trains will run every 20 minutes from Sabadell and Terrassa and every 10 minutes from Sant Cugat.
Improvements on the Barcelona-Vallès line
Maximum capacity at peak times
Trains every 5 minutes between Terrassa and Pl. Catalunya, which means one train every 2.5 minutes between Sant Cugat and Pl. Catalunya.
Increase in the number of trains
24 trains per hour in each direction on the Vallès lines instead of 22. Up to 12 trains per hour in each direction during morning peak time on the Terrassa and Sabadell branches.
Simplification of the lines
Lines S1 Barcelona-Terrassa and S2 Barcelona-Sabadell will cover the service of lines S5 Sant Cugat, S6 Universitat Autònoma and S7 Rubí.
Increased off-peak train frequencies
A minimum service will be provided for the rest of the day, with trains running on average every 10 minutes in both directions from Terrassa and Sabadell and every 5 minutes from Sant Cugat.
No, because we are increasing the frequency of trains at peak times on the Barcelona-Vallès line to reduce your waiting time.
No, even though the new service will stop at all stations, the journey time will remain the same. The journey times will be the same as the current peak hour journey times.
If the passenger is at a station between Barcelona and Sant Cugat, the next train will arrive in 2 and a half minutes on average at peak times and 5 minutes on average at all other times.
If the passenger is at a station on the Terrassa or Sabadell branches, the next train will arrive in 5 minutes on average at peak times and 10 minutes on average at all other times.
We are increasing the service frequency on the Barcelona-Vallès line at peak times to reduce your waiting time.
There will be 15 new trains, bringing the total fleet operating on the Barcelona-Vallès line to 61, thus increasing its capacity.
With the new route, there will be an increase in the daily number of trains running between Barcelona and the Terrassa and Sabadell branches.
This will benefit passengers using lines S1 and S2 to travel to or from stations on the Terrassa and Sabadell branches, including the stations at Sant Cugat, Universitat Autònoma and Rubí (the final destinations of the current S5, S6 and S7 lines).
With the implementation of the new service, the communication of train times at stations will be modified to facilitate and prioritise the communication of the minutes remaining until the next train passes.
Whereas until now the customer information screens at stations have only provided information on the times when a train is due to pass, from the 9th these screens will also provide information on the waiting time for the next train. One system or the other will be used depending on the time remaining.
Passengers will also be able to check the timetables via other means, such as station posters, web timetables and the web/app search engine.
Lines S5, S6 and S7 are being integrated into lines S1 and S2, which means more services on lines S1 and S2: every 5 minutes on average from Terrassa and Sabadell and every 2.5 minutes on average from Sant Cugat at peak times; and every 10 minutes on average from Terrassa and Sabadell and every 5 minutes on average from Sant Cugat during the rest of the day.
The new route will be serviced by an increased number of trains per hour in both directions on both branches, reducing waiting times. The trains on lines S1 and S2 will also stop at stations where they currently do not, i.e. Sant Gervasi, La Bonanova and Les Tres Torres.
The fact that all trains will stop at all stations and go all the way to the end of the line means that the technical waiting time between the departure of one train and the arrival of the next will be shorter. Therefore, the line’s capacity, i.e. the number of passengers that can be carried throughout the day, will be increased. Specifically, for the stations affected by the integration of lines S5, S6 and S7, the new route will increase passenger capacity by:
- Sant Cugat: +12% at off-peak times and +22% during peak times.
- Universitat Autònoma: +9% at off-peak times and +37% during peak times.
- Rubí: +17% at off-peak times and +20% during peak times.
The implementation of the new route will not affect the school train service, which will be maintained both in the morning and in the afternoon. Furthermore, passengers will not have to allow any trains to pass because they are reserved for schoolchildren as there will only be a few dedicated coaches reserved on specific trains, and they will be clearly labelled.
Yes, the frequency of the trains operating on line L7 will change, with trains running every 7.5 minutes almost all day long (from 7:30 h to 23:00 h), i.e. 8 trains per hour.
At weekends, the frequency of trains on line L7 is maintained at 4 trains per hour and direction, i.e. one train every 15 minutes.
Until now, it was customary for each line to depart from a specific platform, and if there was any change, it was announced over the loudspeaker, but with the implementation of the new route, the departure platforms from Plaça Catalunya will no longer be fixed for each line.
Instead, information on the departure platforms will be provided on the information screens and by loudspeaker. In addition, the information screens at the platform entrances will provide specific information on the train departing from that platform.
The new route will offer a standard train service throughout the day, which will be reinforced at times when demand is high.
In the morning, peak time will be from 7:30 h to 9:30 h. In the afternoon, the service will be reinforced from 17:00 h to 21:00 h from Monday to Thursday and from 15:00 h to 21:00 h on Fridays.
Yes, the trains have enhanced features, such as chargers for electronic devices, which will make your journeys and your life easier and more comfortable.
The trains are more comfortable and accessible, with spaces for people with reduced mobility. They also have headrests for improved passenger comfort and are situated close to the passenger door to ensure quick and unobstructed access.
The trains have dedicated spaces for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
We recommend that passengers do not bring bicycles in order to provide space for more people. Secure bicycle parking facilities are available and will be extended to stations where needed.
The Llobregat-Anoia line projects we are working on are the extension of L8 between Plaça Espanya and Gràcia; the improvement of services on the entire line, and the urban integrations in Manresa and Igualada. You can find more information here.