Information published on 7 July 2010 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 195.

Spain. The construction of the La Sagrera station has started

  • Railway Construction

The construction works of the La Sagrera station in Barcelona have started. This is a major railway project of the greatest importance allocated in Spain, thanks to the investment of more than 589.2 million. Furthermore, at present it is the biggest semi-covered of railway in Europe, over 38 hectares.

The act was presided over by the Public Works and Transport Minister, Jose Blanco; the President of the Generalitat of Cataluña, Jose Montilla and the Mayor of Barcelona, Jordi Hereu; together with the Government representative in Catalonia, Joan Rangel; Territorial Policy and Public Works Counselor, Joaquim Nadal and the President of Adif Antonio Gonzalez Marin.

The new La Sagrera central station will be a strategic hub in the Barcelona metropolitan public transport network, connecting the city with the Spanish and European railway networks in a speedier and safer way.

At present, thanks to an investment of more than 589.2 million, it is an outstanding project of the greatest importance in Spain, and the biggest semi-covered railway development in Spain, covering an area of 38 hectares.
These facilities have been planned to cope with more than 100 million passengers per year, resulting in a transport interchange centre of major importance, connecting high speed railway with suburban networks, regional trains, the underground, buses and taxis, as well as linking private vehicles, as it is connected to the main road network.

These infrastructures: the central station and the urban transformation of the San Andreu and La Sagrera sectors represent the greatest financial investment project to be developed in the city of Barcelona in the forthcoming years. Global investment adds up to approximately €2.250 billion, without including further urbanisation works and construction of housing, shopping, hotel facilities and business areas.