Lines 9 and 10 of the Barcelona Metro


Lines 9 and 10 of the Barcelona Metro

Public works tender awarded for the construction, upkeep, maintenance and operation of the infrastructures of Section II of Line 9 of the Barcelona Metro, for the period of 31 years 11 months, to the joint venture formed by Acsa, Obras e Infraestructuras, CAT (Concesionaria de Dragados) and COMSA EMTE.

Infraestructuras Ferroviarias de Cataluña (IFERCAT)
Awarded: October 2010
Type of work:
Other infrastructures

Line 9/10 will be Europe’s longest metro line, with a length of almost 48 kilometres. Part of the railway infrastructures are under construction. A 10-station section has already entered service.

The tender awarded comprises the 15 stations of Lines 9 and 10, Section II, found along a 10.8 km stretch. It also includes civil engineering works on the viaduct of the ZAL-Prat station, at the Zona Franca Litoral station.


Technical data


Two types of station are being built along this section: Vertical shaft and overground.

Vertical shaft: In the shape of a large cylindrical shaft, with an upper lobby and a lower or pre-platform lobby. The platforms are in the tunnel section and the trains travel over each other on two different levels.

Overground station: Jutting out overground, over a viaduct featuring the lines, with a central platform.

Both station types feature high-speed high-capacity lifts, suitable for those with reduced mobility. The stations are accessible and have signing for the visually impaired. And they have screens separating the train track areas from the platforms. The screens open in coordination with the carriage doors.

Tender services

Drawing up of projects and construction of certain infrastructure, as well as supply and installation of fittings.

Urbanisation of the areas surrounding the infrastructures.

Operation, maintenance and upkeep of the infrastructure as a whole.

Conversion, renovation and modernisation thereof to fit the specifications set by IFERCAT.