This station has been standing since 1854 although it has not stopped growing and transformed as the needs of the railway routes have done and it has services of High Speed since 2.003 when it connected Madrid with Saragossa and Lleida.
The largest influx of passengers in Barcelona Sants is currently for AVE trains between Madrid and Barcelona, this being the most demanded route of all existing, with about 7.5 million passengers per year.
Through it, AVE, TGV, Avant, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Intercity, Regional trains and Media Distance trains run daily, among others. All trains with origin or destination in Barcelona, pass through this station.
The Barcelona train station with the highest number of users is the Barcelona Sants station and is the second train station with the highest influx of passengers from all over Spain after the Atocha station in Madrid.
It is a station built mainly with concrete, steel and glass and has two floors, the ground floor which is where practically all of the services are located and the underground plant where the roads and platforms.
This important station is in the neighborhood of Sants - Monjuic, in & nbsp; The Plaza Dels Països Catalans and inside there are information points, lockers, customer service, advice, tips, cafes, restaurants, shops, car rentals, a hotel and a police station. If you are traveling in the Preferred class you can also access the Club VIP lounges where you can relax with drinks, Internet and newspapers.
It is adapted to receive passengers with reduced mobility.
In its surroundings there are areas to park the private vehicles, taxi and urban bus stop.
To get there we have lines 3 and 5 of metro and also buses. The station is also connected to the airport.
Estació de França
One of the train stations in Barcelona is the station of France or Estació de França, located in the municipality of Ciutat Vella, in the Avenida del Marqués de la Argenta. It is close to the Parc de la Ciutadella, the station Paseo de Gracia, Plaça Catalunya station and Barceloneta, as well as the metro station of Barceloneta where you can take line 4. There are also bus stops next to the station.
It is the second most important train station in Barcelona after the Sants station, as far as Medium and Long Distance trains are concerned, and has been in operation since 1929. It was formerly known as Barcelona Término.
In this train station there are departures and arrivals of Regional, Medium-Distance and Long-Distance trains, including Alvia trains between Barcelona-Estación de Francia and Barcelona Sants, Tarragona, Vinaroz, Peñíscola, Oropesa, Benicasim, Castellón de The Plana, Valencia, Sagunto or Cuenca or the Talgo trains between this station of Barcelona and the station of Sants, Tarragona, Salou, Vinaroz, Játiva, Albacete, Villarrobledo, Andújar or Cordoba, among others, as well as Euromed trains between this station Of trains and Tarragona or Castellón de la Plana.
Its architectonic style is modernist Catalan style and it is basically built with iron, marble, bronze and glass. For many people, it is the most beautiful train station in Barcelona standing out for its monumentality, luminosity and elegance, which reminds us of the Parisian station of Orsay. Its buildings form a 'U' around the tracks and in its lobby there are three large domes. The platforms that are situated inside this great 'U' are covered by two huge canopies.
It is a fully equipped station with cafeteria, gastronomic space, parking, telephone, luggage trolleys and services adapted for people with reduced mobility.