USB chargers in the metro
Charge your mobile in the metro with USB. Metro L2 has USB chargers at some stations and on trains.
The innovative pilot project for recharging via USB on the Barcelona metro started in December 2016, when high powered 3.0 rapid recharge points were installed in four stations on L2 (the platforms of the Sagrada Família, Passeig de Gràcia and Paral·lel, and the ticket hall at the Universitat interchange).
Incorporating chargers for mobile devices on urban transport is consistent with Barcelona's vocation as a digital and connected city, where 90% of users say they use smart phones.
Following this trend towards becoming a digital city, in March 2017, TMB implemented the second phase of the project which involved carrying out a pilot test with the Catalan firm Yupcharge. Two trains serving Line 2 of the metro had high power mobile device chargers installed that users can use for free in order to charge up their mobile devices.
They are located at each end of the trains at a height suitable for people with reduced mobility to access. Additionally, they are easy to locate thanks to external and interior signage. Each charger is equipped with four USB ports.
Between July and September 2018, the third phase of installing mobile device chargers will begin on 15 trains on Line 2 of the metro. With these 15 trains, the number of units equipped with these devices will reach 17 of the 22 units that operate on Line 2.
USB plug sockets benefit from the Agile Power technology of Yupcharge, which provides a rapid and efficient recharge to all connected mobile devices. Apple devices can take up to 3 amps and Android devices incorporating new fast-charging processors are able to recharge 75% more quickly than with a conventional plug socket. There is also a recognition system to let you know the status of the device as it recharges. The goal is to provide an efficient recharge in the least possible time. With these rapid chargers, Line 2 of the metro is once again at the forefront of cutting edge technology applied to public transport.