Barcelona França railway station

Barcelona França Railway Station (officially, Barcelona-Estació de França and in Catalan), also called Estación de Francia or historically Barcelona-Término, is located in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain).

In 2010, it serviced over 850,000 travelers annually (not counting commuter traffic). The R2Sud of Rodalies de Catalunya and almost all the regional and medium distance lines of Catalonia depart from it. It also offers long-haul services to Valencia and Alicante (Valencian community).

Estació de França is the second busiest railway station of the city, after Barcelona-Sants, in terms of regional and long-distance ridership.

It is a monumental terminal, equipped with a large, metal structure in a modernist style Built by the Madrid to Zaragoza and Alicante Railway Company (MZA) on a previous station, it was inaugurated in 1929 by King Alfonso XIII and designed by the architects, Pedro Muguruza and Raimundo Durán Reynals and the engineer, Fernando Gallego Herrera. It is cataloged as a Cultural Asset of Local Interest.

It is located on Avenida del Marqués de Argentera, in the Ciutat Vella district, near La Barceloneta and the Parc de la Ciutadella and not far from the Barcelona Olympic Village.

The station is part of the routes of the following railway lines:

Madrid-Barcelona Iberian gauge railway line (Line 200), classic radial route via Zaragoza, Iberian gauge railway line between Lérida Pyrenees and Barcelona (Line 220) (part of the Barcelona-Tarragona Line), through Martorell and Cornellá.

It is also kilometer zero of the branch that connects it with Moncada-Bifurcación of the railway line to San Juan de las Abadesas, Puigcerdá and Latour-de-Carol.

The station is located in the east of the city, between the docks and the zoo. Although it does not have its own metro station, it is easily accessible: directly on the R10 line through central Barcelona (Sants and Passeig de Gràcia), as well as a good five-minute walk from Barceloneta station on line 4 of the Barcelona Metro.

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