Get around on public transport. TMBGO! Trial
TMB is working on this pilot scheme to test out the evolved use of QR codes.
TMBGO! Instant information in your hand
With this application, based on the NaviLens platform, you will be able to access the following information instantaneously:
- Name of the metro station and/or bus stop.
- Lines passing through the stop and destinations.
- Time of arrival, service status.
- Destination of each platform and intermediate stations.
- Metro connections, bus transfer points and connections with other lines and operators.
- Maps, ticket sales, fares and regulations.
Advantages of TMBGO!
- Faster: reading markers is practically instantaneous.
- Long distance: detects and reads tags without the need to position the device directly in front of the marker.
- No focus: it is not necessary to focus on the marker, an indispensable feature for people with impaired vision.
- On the go: detects tags while the user is moving.
How does it work?
Welcome to TMBGO! To start using the application, follow these steps:
- Enter the App Store or Google Play, search for TMBGO! and download it.
- Locate a tag: with the device camera on, move the device aiming at the tag.
- Receive the information: all the information about the public transport network where you are will be displayed on the screen.
An accessible App for people with impaired vision
BIDI ddTags codes provided by NaviLens permit users with impaired vision to get access to all the public transport network signs through technology similar to QR codes, based on an artificial vision algorithm. You can download NaviLens free. It is available for iPhone and Android and is designed for mid-range mobile devices.
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I've been given a new look! Now I look really smart!
Passeig de Gràcia has recovered its historic architecture and successfully renovated its facilities throughout.
Now, Passeig de Gràcia is much more attractive-looking and we invite you to try out the improvements made. The renovations are aimed at improving user mobility, accessibility and comfort and also the overallimage of the station.
This has been a particulary special renovation, bearing in mind that this is one of the most historic stations in the entire network; opened in 1924 it was one of the four original stations of what was known as the "Gran Metro". That is why this refurbishment has concentrated on cleaning up and revealing original architectural features that had been covered up in previous renovation projects.
Come and rediscover me and try out my latest improvements
I'm now much easier and convenient to get to!
The entrance passageway next to Casa Batlló has been reconfigured and now connects directly with the main ticket hall. There is also a new flooring and wall cladding.
You'll note the changes from the moment you validate your ticket!
We have redesigned the ticket validation machines in the ticket hall to improve passenger flow: we have exchanged the turnstiles for sliding doors, including one for people with reduced mobility at each entrance.
I'm light and spacious again!
When you enter the station you'll be able to see better: the false ceilings of the ticket hall have been removed to expose the original characteristic oval-shaped section. The station has gone back to offering the original open view over the platform area and has recovered the three skylights that formenrly provided natural light. Clean-up work ahs also been carried out of the flat roof of the more modern section and the entire electrical and lighting system has been renewed.
Do you like it? I'm just like I used to do before!
Once you get to the platform you will find it more spacious and light: the recladding of the ceilings and walls has been done in white-bevel-edged tiles, replicating those used to decorate the sations of the Gran Metro and one metro systems dating back to tehee beggining of the 20th century.
Now I'm at the same level as the train carriages
Now it's more comfortable to get on and off trains: we've worked on raising the platforms to facilitate getting on and off trains for all users, mainly those with reduced mobility. Here at TMB we are constantly commited to making adjustments that improve infrastructures and facilities by instigating projects and initiatives aimed at full accessibility and design for everybody.
We'd like to remind you that Passeig de Gràcia is a 100% accesisible station.
The improvement plan for metro stations is moving forward
Together with this station, TMB ha also carried out renovations at Besòs Mar (line 4), Fondo (line1), Barceloneta (line 4), Universitat (line 1) i Paral·lel (lines 2 i 3). We invite you to try them out as soon as the work is completed.
We are also working on introducing new features at 11 more stations within the network to give continuity to our renovation program: in 2018 we are also drafting rehabilitation and improvenment projects for Catalunya (lines 1 and 3), Sants Estació and Sagrada Familia (line 5), Lesseps (line 3) and Funicular de Montjuïc.
TMB tourist transport is launching a new website
You can now consult online the new website of the Barcelona Bus Turístic, the Montjüic cable car and the Catalunya Bus Turístic.
Barcelona is one of the main European city destinations. With its historic, cultural, social wealth and heritage, it needs direct and detailed explanations, with active contents that transmit activity and movement.
Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona has renewed the tourist transport websites: The Montjüic cable car, managed by TMB; The Barcelona Bus Turístic, a joint initiative of TMB and Turisme de Barcelona: and the Catalunya Bus Turístic, partly owned by TMB. The new design, which has been standardized in all three websites, has followed this line. It is now updated and more attractive.
The final result of this renovation is the construction of three attractive, inclusive and plural tourist information areas of the city. The graphic and textual contents explain the benefits of discovering the city through TMB tourist services. They also transmit the pleasure of visiting Barcelona and some of the local landmarks near the city, without having to worry about a thing. The new websites provide users with faster, more convenient and intuitive browsing from any device, plus detailed information on places and easy, direct access when purchasing tickets.
The websites of each tourist transport aims to be a guide for all visitors to the city, and also to achieve natural optimization with improved quality, through valuable information for all those traveling to Barcelona.
For the Barcelona Bus Turístic, it is one more aspect in renovating its image, as a new design of vehicles was introduced in January 2017, and in May 2017, a new mobile app was launched.
How to access the TMB tourist transport websites and in which languages
You will still find the Barcelona Bus Turístic, the Mongjüic cable car and the Catalunya Bus Turístic in the same domains and in different languages:
- Barcelona Bus Turístic (in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Italian and German): www.barcelonabusturistic.cat
- Telefèric de Montjuïc (in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Italian and German): www.telefericdemontjuic.cat
- Catalunya Bus Turístic (in Catalan, Spanish and English): http://www.catalunyabusturistic.com
What you will find in the new tourist transport websites
- Practical information on the service (routes, times, frequency, prices, discounts, etc.).
- Information on interesting tourist sites of Barcelona and Catalonia covered by the services. Images and descriptions have been designed for each point of interest, in order to transmit sensations and to motivate people to visit them.
- Advice from Barcelona citizens: at each point of interest, the user will find useful information from the viewpoint of Barcelona citizens, which goes beyond the traditional tourist explanation.
- Direct link to ticket purchasing at our digital store.
- Direct links with social network profiles of each transport, where you will find further information. You can also make any contribution you wish with the hashtags #BarcelonaBusTurístic, #telefèricdeMontjuïc and #CatalunyaBusTurístic.
- Customer service support and contact form.
Environmental pollution episodes
Travel on public transport using a T-aire ticket during episodes of high air pollution.
What is an environmental pollution episode?
An environmental pollution episode occurs when pollution levels in the air exceed the limits recommended by the WHO and the EU and become even more harmful to health, affecting the more susceptible social groups such as those with breathing difficulties or cardiovascular conditions, children, the elderly and pregnant women. In Barcelona this can occur up to three times a year, especially in terms of concentrations of particles in suspension PM10 and nitrogen dioxide NO2.
How can we reduce the effects of the episode?
TMB supports the initiative of the Barcelona City Council which provides for a number of measures to be activated as soon as the Catalan Government declares an air pollution episode. These measures began to come into effect from 1 December 2017.
Two different phases have been identified with two levels of application according to the maximum threshold level of each pollutant: there is an initial one called a preventative warning and a more severe one termed as an episode. Once either of them are activated, public institutions and transport operators alike will advise users and the general public through their communication channels.
The principal action taken is to reduce the number of private car journeys (CA). One of the main measures for achieving this is to put the T-aire into operation, a ticket that is only valid during such situations in order to facilitate mobility using public transport.
Use the T-aire
- The T-aire will only be available during pollution episodes and is aimed at those people who habitually use private cars in the center of Barcelona or in other municipalities so that, when restrictions are in force for vehicles that cause most pollution, they leave their vehicle behind and take public transport as an alternative for getting to their destinations.
- It includes one return journey at a reduced price.
- It is a multi-person ticket that includes two journeys at a special price and has to be used on the same day that it is first validated.
- The ticket is available in the automatic vending machines of the railway operators that fall under the control of the Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM): Metro, FGC, Rodalies de Catalunya and Tram. Also at the automatic TMB sales distribution points found at some of the bus stops throughout the city of Barcelona.
You can find more information about environmental pollution episodes on Barcelona City Coundil's Air Quality Website.
The new bus network
This autumn four new high-performance bus lines enter service in the network.
Linked by a network
A new phase of the new bus network started on 13 November with the entry into service of four new high-performance lines that join the 17 in operation since 2012. Two new local bus lines also start running.
When fully operational, in autumn 2018, the Barcelona bus network will comprise a total of 98 lines: 43 conventional urban and intercity lines, 27 Bus del Barri or local buses and 28 high-performance lines.
We're making strides in introducing new bus lines. Make the network yours!
New bus lines entering service
- D40 (Pl. Espanya - Via Favència)
- V5 (Mare de Déu de Port - Pedralbes)
- V29 (Diagonal Mar - Roquetes)
- V31 (Mar Bella - Trinitat Vella)
In addition, two new local lines start running:
Changes to routes and stops
The introduction of this new phase brings about changes to routes and stops.
These new buses run on the straightest and most direct routes possible, designed to be efficient and logical and easy to use.
Existing bus lines that coincide with new ones are replaced to avoid repetition and cover straighter routes to be faster and more frequent. In this phase the following buses cease to operate: 20, 26, 32, 36, 37, 40 and 57.
New stops have been made on these routes, while others have been moved to facilitate operation, bring lines closer together and equal distances between stops.
See details of changes in New bus network.
The new Barcelona bus map
The bus network changes with new vertical lines (V5, V29 and V31), a diagonal line (D40) and 18 interchange hubs to aid connections and intermodality: better links between bus lines and other modes of public transport (metro, FGC, Tram).
Check out the new bus map.
Get further information at the links below:
Pictorial performance by AXE Colours at La Sagrera
To mark the release of R&B artist Rag'n'Bone Man's latest album, a Barcelona artist and illustrator from AXE Colours will paint a mural in the interchange hall at La Sagrera station. The mural will be painted on Thursday 9 November from 09.00 am to 6.00 pm and will remain there for a few days.
AXE Colours are known for their creations of colourful portraits of characters from films and TV series in different parts of Barcelona and this will be their first performance in the metro. A white vinyl will be hung in the interchange hall and users can take photos and enter the competition on Instagram.
The event is organised by Sony Music and TMB.
Enter the Instagram competition and win a trip to see Rag’n’Bone Man live
Win two tickets to see singer Rag’n’Bone Man in concert, including travel and a night in a hotel! Just take a photo of the mural that AXE Colours artist will paint this Thursday in La Sagrera #metrobcn station, post it on Instagram and tag it with #RagnbonemanBCN and #WeAreAllHuman.
What to do:
- Read the terms of entry of the competition (in CA). and visit www.weareallhuman.es (in ES).
- Post your photo on Instagram with the hashtag #RagnbonemanBCN and #WeAreAllHuman, between 9 and 22 November (until 11.59 pm).
- Name a friend to go to the concert with you (optional).
- Tag the accounts @tmb_bcn, @ragnbonemanuk.
Good journey and good karma!
Our character aims to make users aware of the importance of respect and peaceful coexistence on public transport.
Karma is our motivator of good behaviour on public transport. From now on, she will be with us on our bus and metro journeys to point out infringements and improper attitudes, and to reinforce civic behaviour, which is that of the vast majority of users.
In a warm, fun tone, she wants to make you think. She shows you what you shouldn’t do. And, of course, she compliments you on your good behaviour!
Create good karma by…
… validating your ticket.
… giving up seats reserved for people with special needs.
… keeping your feet off seats.
… listening to music without bothering other passengers.
… staying off the metro tracks.
… respecting bus furniture.
… without invading other people’s space when seated.
Social harmony on public transport
Karma is the result of our management plan for peaceful coexistence on public transport, which aims to guarantee that users' rights and responsibilities area upheld, prevent conflict, foster understanding of the rules so that they are followed and develop user's critical spirit.
The character's name is a play on the philosophical concept of karma, understood as the sum of a person's actions viewed as deciding their fate and future existences.
Good journey and good karma! And remember, respect and peaceful coexistence are the best travelling companions.
See the campaign videos on our YouTube channel:
- Good journey and good karma giving up seats reserved for people with special needs
- Good journey and good karma keeping your feet off seats
- Good journey and good karma validating your ticket
- Good journey and good karma staying off the metro tracks
- Good journey and good karma without making a mess
- Safe journey and good karma without invading other people’s space. Please avoid manspreading
Sustainable and Safe Mobility Week
Date: From 16 to 22 of September
Get mooving for cleaner air
Movilízate por un aire más limpioCatalonia's Sustainable and Safe Mobility Week 2017 (in catalan) takes place from 16 to 22 September and fosters sustainabe, safe, healthy habits , such walking, cycling, using public transport and drving electric cars, to present possible changes in the use of public space, improve air quality and reduce pollution. In addition to ensuring a healthy, sustainable and safe life, Mobility Week reinforces the potential of smart mobility to contribute to economic development.
The Week's main aims are to:
- Foster public behaviour in regard to the use of cars that is compatible with sustainable urban development, in particular air quality protection, road accident prevention, greenhouse gas reduction and rational energy resource consumption.
- Raise public awareness of the environmental impact of the different means of transport.
- Promote the use of sustainable transport, in particular, public transport, cycling, walking and electric cars.
- Bring about a reencounter of the public and the city, its people and cultural heritage, in a relaxed, healthy environment.
- Reflect on how excessive use of motorised transport affects human health. On the one hand, the pollution and congestion that negatively affect the heart and lungs and, on the other favour a sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise.
More information about the TMB programmed activities on TMB news website (CA).
Transport race 2017
Date: 21st of September
The Transport Race is in its fourteenth edition. This is an event, held during Safe and Sustainable Mobility Week, in which entrants travel from a starting point to a common destination. Participants use various modes of transport in order to compare the cost, environmental impact and journey time of each one. It is not a race to see who finishes fastest, but to simulate a journey to work, for study or an errand while abiding by traffic regulations and using public transport properly. The results help to illustrate the benefits of sustainable mobility for the environment.
Participants will be given a snack at the end of their journey and a voucher for free travel on public transport. The organisers will reimburse motorbike and car drivers for the cost of fuel and parking.
The event will be held in various parts of Catalonia. Races will take place in the Barcelona metropolitan area as follows:
- Badalona: Tuesday 19 September, in the afternoon
- From a number of towns in the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona: Wednesday 20 September, in the morning
- Barcelona: Thursday 21 September, in the afternoon
The Transport Race will also be held in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Lleida and El Camp de Tarragona.
For information on times, entry and details of each race, go to the Association for the Promotion of Public Transport (PTP) website.
Takes on Sustainable Mobility
Date: 26.01.2017 to 20.07.2017
Barcelona City Council has begun a series of lectures on sustainable mobility, which will analyse the efforts of a number of European cities. Organised through the Urban Ecology Management office, the series, entitled “Mirades a la Mobilitat Sostenible” (Takes on Sustainable Mobility), will take place over the next few months.
The opening lecture, by Morten Kabell, Copenhagen City Councillor for Environment and Technical Affairs, looks at the case of the Danish capital and its approach to finding a sustainable mobility model. The second guest city will be Paris.
Dates: 26 February, 23 March, 25 May and 20 July.
Place: Auditorium, municipal building, Carrer Calàbria, 66.
Time: 6.00 pm.
Prior registration required.
More information on the Barcelona City Council website.
More than 12.5 million visits
Thanks to loyal users who trust this channel as a source of information on the public transport service we provide.
In 2016, the TMB website received over 12.5 million visits, exceeding the 2015 figure by more than two and a half million. The exact number of sessions registered last year was 12,584,331.
If we add desktop versions and those for mobile devices, there were more than nine million (9,248,808) visits to the old website. The new site, launched on 5 September 2016, has so far received 3,335,523.
Two electric articulated buses in service on line H16
If you take the H16 bus you can enjoy clean, sustainable transport thanks to two fully electric articulated buses that have recently been added to the fleet.
The two new electric buses are operating on line H16, which runs between Passeig de la Zona Franca and Fòrum. They are easily recognisable, as they are decorated with green plugs on a white background.
What are they like?
They are both 18 metre-long Solaris Urbinos, with four doors and door-opening buttons. They each have three ticket validators and two wheelchair areas, along with regular features (low platform, ramp and non-slip flooring).
Like all the new vehicles in the fleet, they also have USB ports for charging mobile devices.
How do they work?
Powered by 270 kW motors, these vehicles run all day thanks to their battery charging system, which enables them to be charged via a retractable pantograph on the roof at a specially built station in the Zona Franca, close to the end of the line. The process takes from 5 to 8 minutes and charges the battery up to 80%; sufficient for another run.
Transport of the future
These buses are part of a pilot scheme under the European Commission’s ZeEUS project, which aims to develop fully electric high-capacity vehicles.
With addition of electric vehicles to the bus fleet TMB continues to advance in improving the environment and achieving the objective of completely clean public transport.
Welcome to the vehicles of the future! They are 100% electric, very quiet and non-polluting.
The TMB Foundation and its website
The TMB Foundation ensures the conservation of the company's heritage and fosters accessibility, sustainability, education, culture and solidarity.
The TMB Foundation was constituted in 2010. Since then it worked to ensure the conservation and dissemination of TMB's historic and cultural heritage, and promote social action that fosters inclusion, accessibility, sustainability, cooperation, solidarity and the values of public transport as a sustainable option.
TMB Foundation activities
- Recover, inventory, conserve and protect TMB's historical and cultural heritage.
- Promote mobility culture by organising cultural activities.
- Foster research via studies on greening public transport for sustainable, safe mobility, and make the social and economic benefits visible.
- Promote the structuring and strengthening role of collective urban transport by organising work meetings, courses, seminars, congresses, etc.
- Promote specific training programmes in public transport, creating and awarding grants and funding for research and awarding prizes.
- Manage the shipping and delivery of donations through collaboration agreements and contracts.
- Publish texts and books on the objectives and purpose of the foundation.
- Advertise our activities and those of collaborating organisations.
The Foundation website
The TMB Foundation website (www.fundacio.tmb.cat) was created in September 2016, coinciding with the launch of the new TMB website.
Until then, content regarding the TMB Foundation was published on the corporate website, but when this was updated the Foundation was given its own space as a means of highlighting the operations it undertakes. Nevertheless, the two sites follow the same patterns of design, usability and management, and are closely interrelated.
The new website is more functional and is accessible to all users from any type of device.
Whatever day it is, get there on the Bus del Barri
As of 18 September, Bus del Barri neighbourhood buses will run on Sundays and public holidays.
The Bus del Barri is part of the Barcelona bus network that operates in neighbourhoods. The first line came into operation in 1998.
All your neighbourhood facilities within reach
With a fleet of small buses, able to travel through the narrow streets of some areas of Barcelona, Bus del Barri lines cover short, circular routes. So you can get to nearby shops, health centres, schools and other facilities. They also link up with the rest of the public transport network so you can travel further.
Like the rest of the bus network, vehicles are fully accessible and air conditioned.
Live your neighbourhood every day of the week
Visit friends and family, go to the doctor's, shopping or to school. As of 18 September, the Bus del Barri runs Monday to Sunday and on public holidays.
Find the route and stops for your line:
- Download the brochure on your Bus del Barri line from the list:
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 113 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 114 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 115 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 116 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 117 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 118 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 119 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 120 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 121 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 122 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 123 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 124 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 125 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 126 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 127 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 128 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 129 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 130 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 131 (CA)
- Leaflet of the Bus del Barri line 132 (CA)
An even more accessible website
El TMB's new website is can be accessed from all devices and is adapted for all users
Universal accessibility to public transport is one of TMB's priorities. We are well on the way to adapting to all users, with 140 wheelchair adapted stations of a total of 156. The bus network is already 100% adapted as are the Telefèric de Montjuïc cable cars.
Our commitment to universal accessibility is global and we also wish to provide universal access to information on our transport network, development of the service and our activities via our website.
To make this possible, TMB implemented two projects: one to make the website accessible to the visually impaired and people with other disabilities, and one to provide a version of the site for mobile devices.
The first project was completed successfully and Technosite, a consultancy specialising in the ONCE Foundation, certified our old portal accessibility level AA in 2013.
In regard to the second, a mobile site was launched which adapted all service information from the website for smartphones.
With the new portal, we are renewing our undertaking to ensure accessibility and making all our web content available to all types of devices.
Any user can therefore consult the TMB website from their computer, tablet or smartphone at any time.
The new TMB website is also adapted to users' needs and serves residents, occasional visitors and tourists alike, who will find all the information they need to travel on public transport.