Accessibility and reduced mobility
We promote universal accessibility in the metro network
Since 1992, all metro stations that are built or refurbished are fully accessible. We continue to work to make the metro more accessible for everyone, gradually adapting our facilities, and installing voice-guided ticket vending machines throughout the network, tactile paving strips for the blind in many stations and door closure warning lights on an increasing number of trains. Since 2012 there has been a relief map of the metro network and a metro guide in Braille at the Punt TMB information and customer service centres.
The whole Barcelona metro network is wheelchair adapted, except some stations (15 of a total of 156).
Stations pending adaptation:
L1:Plaça de Sants, Espanya, Urquinaona and Clot.
L3: Espanya and Vallcarca.
L4: Maragall, Verdaguer, Urquinaona, Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica and Jaume I (project underway).
L5: Virrei Amat, Maragall, Verdaguer and Plaça de Sants.
Find out which stations are wheelchair adapted by using the metro map.
Unadapted links between lines/operators:
Catalunya L1/Rodalies - L3/FGC (transfer from L1 or Rodalies to L3 or FGC, and vice versa).
Passeig de Gràcia L2/L4 - L3/Rodalies/Renfe (transfer from L2 or L4 to L3 or Rodalies/Renfe, and vice versa).
Bus network 100% accessible
Our entire bus fleet has been adapted for people with reduced mobility since 2007. Currently we make our buses accessible to people with functional disabilities: on board the vehicles, with designated areas and visual and acoustic warnings when approaching stops, and outside, informative devices for the blind.
Access the bus map.
Mobility scooters on buses and metro
TMB, is undertaking a pilot scheme for mobility scooters to travel on buses and the metro in order to make public transport accessible to everyone and to ensure the safety of all passengers in the interests of peaceful coexistence. The scheme will aid in defining criteria for the future accessibility regulations.
For more information on the mobility scooter pilot scheme, go to “Other network improvements”.
Other accessible TMB facilities
The Barcelona Bus Turístic is adapted in line with the rest of the TMB bus fleet, on the lower deck, and is also equipped with induction loops for hearing aid users, to facilitate use of the audio guide.
The Montjuïc cable car facility has been fully adapted since 2007. In 2008 it received universal accessibility certification.