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 Project to provide USB charging on the Barcelona metro began in September 2016 with the introduction of high-powered 3.0 fast-charging points at four stations on the L2 line (on the platforms of Sagrada Família, Passeig de Gràcia and Paral·lel, and in the interchange entrance at Universitat).
The introduction of chargers for mobile devices on urban transport is consistent with Barcelona’s commitment to being a digital and connected city, where 90% of transport users identify themselves as smartphone owners.
Following this trend of transition towards a digital city, in March 2017 TMB is promoting phase two of this project, which consists of carrying out a pilot trial with the Catalan company Yupcharge. Two trains on line 2 of the metro have been equipped with high-powered chargers for mobile devices that passengers will be able to use free of charge to top up the batteries of their mobile devices.
These chargers are located at the two ends of the trains, at a height designed to permit ease of use by people with reduced mobility. They are also easy to locate, indicated by both interior and exterior signs. Each charger is equipped with four USB ports.
Information of interest
The USB chargers include Yupcharge’s Agile Power technology. This provides fast and efficient charging for all connected mobile devices. For Apple devices it will support up to 3 amps, and android devices equipped with the latest generation of fast-charging processors will be able to charge up to 75% more quickly compared to a standard charger. They also use a battery status recognition system when charging, offering the most efficient charge in the minimum time possible. With the introduction of these fast chargers, metro line 2 is once again at the forefront in innovation applied to public transport.