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  • Riders give Tramvia de Barcelona service high marks

    When asked to rate current TRAM service overall on a scale of 0 to 10, Tramvia de Barcelona riders gave it quite high marks, with an average score over 8 points (8.10 for Trambaix and 8.07 for Trambesòs).

    The TRAM Rider Satisfaction Survey shows riders’ spontaneous satisfaction on the Trambaix network is up from last year, above all on the shared section and the T1/T2 branch. Moreover, Trambesòs riders’ spontaneous satisfaction is also up from 2017, mainly among users of the T5 and T6. These riders gave the service the highest rating it has ever received.

    The study, conducted between 28 May and 12 June with a survey of 2,263 riders, is done every year to track users’ opinions and level of satisfaction. The universe for the study is riders over 14 years old using the Trambaix (T1, T2 and T3) and Trambesòs (T4, T5 and T6) networks on business days.

    High quality rating for four years in a row

    The perceived quality index for Trambaix and Trambesòs remained steady, at around 8 points out of 10. The T1-T2 branch showed a significant increase and carries on in the upward trend seen over the past 4 years. However, this indicator for the T3 branch dropped, breaking with that trend.

    With regard to Trambesòs, there was a slight decrease in the perceived quality index on T4, although it continues to be the highest rated line. The indicator rose considerably for T5 and T6.

    Best rated attributes of the TRAM service

    The study also shows how TRAM users rate individual attributes of the service. On the Trambaix network, platform and tram accessibility is the most highly rated, followed by personal safety and on-time service. On Trambesòs, platform and tram accessibility is also the most highly rated, followed by quick travel time and on-time service.

    The TRAM Rider Satisfaction Survey also reveals the average profile of a Tramvia de Barcelona user: women between 41 and 64 years old (61% on Trambaix, 64% on Trambesòs) living in Barcelona (26% on Trambaix, 68% on Trambesòs) and using the tram regularly, once or twice daily (56% on Trambaix, 55% on Trambesòs).


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  • TRAM and Consorci de Turisme del Baix Llobregat renew agreement to promote cultural tourism

    Consorci de Turisme del Baix Llobregat (Baix Llobregat Tourism Council), TRAM, and the cities of Cornellà de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sant Joan Despí and Sant Just Desvern have signed a collaboration agreement to continue promoting ‘La Ruta del TRAM’ (The TRAM Route).

    The activity, which strives to consolidate the area, raises awareness of significant spots, showcases emblematic buildings and highlights the culinary offering near the tram line in the Baix Llobregat. ‘La Ruta del TRAM’ also offers discounts on these tourist, cultural and culinary attractions near the Trambaix network (lines T1, T2 and T3).

    The signing, which took place at Centre Jujol - Can Negre in Sant Joan Despí, featured Baix Llobregat Regional Councillor for Tourism Juan Pedro Pérez, Mayor of Sant Joan Despí Antoni Poveda, Mayor of Esplugues de Llobregat Pilar Díaz, Sant Feliu de Llobregat Town Councillor for Trade and Tourism Margarita Llongueras, Town Councillor for the Mayor and President’s Office Gina Pol, TRAM President Felip Puig, TRAM Director Humberto López Vilalta and TRAM Operator Director Joaquim Bestit.

    Attractions in Baix Llobregat and ‘La Ruta del TRAM’

    ‘La Ruta del TRAM’ features numerous cultural attractions, including: an option to discover the Modernisme work of Jujol, in Sant Joan Despí; the old ceramics factory "La Rajoleta", in Esplugues de Llobregat; Museu de les Aigües Agbar, Palau Mercader and Museu de les Matemàtiques, in Cornellà de Llobregat; the Walden building and the bunkers, in Sant Just Desvern; and Palau Falguera in Sant Feliu de Llobregat. Plus, it also includes parks and farmers’ markets with ‘km 0 produce’, family activities and a varied culinary offering.

    This year, it also includes the activities scheduled in Sant Joan Despí to commemorate the 140th anniversary of architect Josep Maria Jujol, a unique figure in the Modernisme movement. During Jujol year, visitors can enjoy a wide range of options associated with the extraordinary artistic legacy of this creative genius, one of the most important figures of this world-renowned architecture.

    More information on the campaign is available at www.rutadeltram.cat, and on the various platforms of the TRAM and the Consorci de Turisme del Baix Llobregat.
    To take advantage of the experience and discounts, go to the website, select the promotion and enter your email address. Once the promotion has been activated, you can print it out or show it on your mobile at the establishment to get the discount.


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  • TRAM and Fundació La Roda to give environmental awareness workshops

    TRAM and Fundació La Roda have signed a collaboration agreement to promote several environmental awareness activities, under the ReSíclem programme, at social organisations in the Tramvia de Barcelona area of influence. TRAM President Felip Puig and Director of Fundació La Roda Ana Corbella made the agreement official.

    An approximate total of 2,000 people will benefit from these workshops, including children, young people and their families, at the following community centres: Esplai El Tricicle in Sant Joan Despí, Esplai Mowgli in Cornellà de Llobregat, PES La Mina in Sant Adrià de Besòs, Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc in Badalona and Esplai Pubilla Cases - Can Vidalet in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat.

    ReSíclem is a project promoted by Fundació La Roda that is based on using the performing arts and workshops as educational tools to get participants to adopt a participative approach to recycling, reuse and responsible consumption. With the support of the professionals from the La Residual environmental education project, the children and young people will get to experiment with the materials and reflect on a more sustainable lifestyle.

    Fundació La Roda

    Fundació La Roda d’Accions Culturals i del Lleure is a non-profit organisation that aims to foster a social transformation in areas that need to work towards cohesion through culture. Since 1977, its actions have been carried out through 60 organisations in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area that are members of the La Roda als barris project: 26 in the city of Barcelona and others in 35 cities in Catalonia.


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  • TRAM reproduces works from five Barcelona museums at tram stops

    TRAM has renewed its collaboration agreement with the consortium made up of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Fundació Joan Miró, Fundació Museu Picasso de Barcelona and Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) in order to help spread the word on the temporary exhibitions and permanent collections at these museums and cultural centres through Tramvia de Barcelona.

    The agreement establishes a collaboration between the TRAM and the museums to foster culture, help raise awareness of upcoming exhibitions and share the cultural events on offer at the city’s museums. So, the company has launched the "MosTRAM l’Art" (Show me the art) campaign, with 26 stops, 13 on the Trambaix network and 13 on the Trambesòs network, covered in vinyl reproductions of pieces from each of the main museums in the city that are a party to the agreement. The campaign also includes a draw to win 25 tickets for two to the five museums the pieces are from.

    Riders can enjoy the different pieces on the street and, if they would like to learn more, enter the draw to win tickets to the museums, just answering a few simple questions. Everyone who enters has a chance to win tickets in the draws generated automatically through the Easypromos app. The campaign will run through 25 November 2018.

    A high-impact cultural dissemination project

    The TRAM’s agreement with the museums, which will run through the end of December 2019, establishes a series of actions Tramvia de Barcelona has committed to take in order to disseminate the art and cultural programming at the five museums. The most noteworthy communication action will be covering the stops with reproductions of artwork and the contest to win tickets to the museums. Plus, TRAM will allow the museums to cover a tram with advertising for two months each to spread the word about the exhibitions at each museum.

    The agreement between TRAM and the city’s museums also includes other considerations, including: dissemination of art and culture through the Tramvia de Barcelona channels and the use of spaces to host activities and events.

    Calendar of communication actions on the TRAM

    The Tramvia de Barcelona calendar of campaigns kicked off in October with a tram on the Trambaix network covered in a vinyl sheath featuring the exhibition "A short century: MACBA Collection". The schedule for the other actions is:

    • MACBA: "A short century: MACBA Collection". Action on TRAM from 1 October to 30 November 2018.
    • CCCB: "Stanley Kubrick". Action on TRAM from 1 December 2018 to 31 January 2019.
    • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya: "National Museum Collection". Action on TRAM from 1 February to 31 March 2019.
    • Fundació Joan Miró: "Joan Miró Collection". Action on TRAM from 1 April to 31 May 2019.
    • Picasso Museum: pending confirmation depending on calendar of exhibitions and TRAM availability.


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  • TRAM wins award for best customer service of the year

    TRAM has been chosen the best customer service of the year in a contest organised by the Sotto Tempo Advertising firm and awarded in Madrid on Tuesday 23 October. This award recognises companies with exceptional customer service in each sector of activity.

    With no prior notice, Tramvia de Barcelona underwent several customer service tests this year, and the firm also analysed the website and social media, among other aspects, to check the quality of the service compared to other transport operators in Spain. As a result, TRAM has been awarded the ‘Elegido Servicio de Atención al Cliente del Año’ seal of quality, which is meant to give customers a sense of security when hiring or using a company’s services.

    This contest got its start in France in 2007, under the name ‘Élu Service Client de l’Année’, organised by Viséo Conseil. In Spain, this is the eighth edition organised
    by Sotto Tempo Advertising. Some of the previous award-winners have included Endered, IKEA, DHL, Michelin and Eroski.

    New customer service recognition for TRAM

    The ‘Elegido Servicio de Atención al Cliente del Año’ award is the second TRAM Customer Service has received recently. Just a year ago, Tramvia de Barcelona won a Global Light Rail Award, organised by the Tramways & Urban Transit magazine in London.

    These awards recognise the hard work the customer service team has happily put in since the very first day. According to the department head, Marta Ballarín, "We understand our passengers’ needs and try to anticipate them. So, all of our communications are based on empathy, collaborative spirit and transparency."


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  • UNICEF launches ‘Un nom, una vida’ campaign with TRAM in Catalunya

    Today, TRAM is kicking off actions for the UNICEF campaign "Un nom, una vida" (A name, a life), with a tram covered in a vinyl sheath with pictures of newborns under a month old. TRAM General Manager Humberto López and Coordinator of UNICEF Comitè Catalunya Quima Oliver kicked off the campaign with a visit to the tram, which is running on the Trambaix network.

    The first month of a newborn’s life is the most crucial to their survival, but each year 2.5 million infants die before their birth can even be celebrated. Approximately 7,000 newborns die each day, many without ever having been given a name. This happens in many countries where life expectancy is low, and there are many mothers and fathers who don’t name their babies because they think it will make it easier to forget if they don’t survive.

    If urgent measures aren’t taken, 28 million newborns will die from now to 2030, most due to premature birth, complications during labour or infection. However, 80% of these babies could be saved with simple, affordable solutions, such as vaccines, mosquito nets, rescue blankets or antibiotics.

    This is why UNICEF is launching its campaign for newborn survival #UnNomUnaVida, which aims to raise funds so every baby can have a name and a life. To do so, more resources are needed for essential measures. For example, with just €1, you can vaccinate two children against polio; with €2, you can vaccinate 4 mothers against tetanus and prevent it from being passed to their babies; and with €5, you can provide 25 bars of soap to ensure basic levels of hygiene during birth.


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  • TRAM opens the depot in Sant Joan Despí for Open House BCN festival

    Tramvia de Barcelona is participating in the 48h Open House BCN festival for the first time, opening up the depot of Trambaix network next weekend, on 27 and 28 October. The activity consists in a guided tour of the TRAM facilities in Sant Joan Despí, at Avinguda de Barcelona, s/n (on the corner of Rambla de Josep M. Jujol). The best way to get there is to take TRAM line T2 to the Bon viatge station.

    During the activity, organised specially for the 48h Open House BCN festival, visitors will get a tour of the depot, which is home to the tram maintenance, repair and cleaning zone; the control centre, which monitors operations to ensure safe, quality service; and a tram.

    The facilities will be open to visitors from 5 to 8 pm on Saturday 27 October and 11 am to 2 pm and 5 to 8 pm on Sunday 28 October. Other emblematic buildings in Sant Joan Despí that will be open for the 48h Open House BCN festival include Torre de la Creu, Follia restaurant and Can Tous.

    48h Open House BCN is an architecture festival that one weekend a year opens the doors to more than 150 buildings in Barcelona and surrounding cities. The project, promoted by the eponymous association, aims to raise awareness of architecture as one of the most important cultural manifestations of a city.


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  • TRAM presents new ‘big data’ project at IoT Solutions World Congress

    TRAM is participating in the Barcelona Internet of Things Solutions World Congress, presenting a new big data project. Head of Innovation and Analysis for the Department of Operations and Development Olatz Ortiz will be the one to share Tramvia de Barcelona’s new idea at the Fira de Barcelona - Gran Via fairgrounds in Hospitalet de Llobregat, tomorrow 18 October, at 12:25 pm.

    The TRAM’s new big data project aims to make Tramvia de Barcelona operations more efficient. This project was launched a year ago in response to the need for a system that can get better information on users’ riding habits and optimise service. The project uses mobile devices and WiFi sensors to monitor riders’ activity. The information is calibrated using the infrared (IR) person-counting system on the

    The technology is now in the roll-out phase and will be fully operational within the coming months. In the future, it will be possible to incorporate other significant data to characterise mobility patterns, including information on T-mobility, traffic, special events, etc. The new system will provide information on end-to-end rides on an ongoing basis, anonymously, to plan service accordingly. This will also help make service more efficient, having an impact on transport variables such as cost, power use and pollution.

    TRAM is working on this project in collaboration with the Eurecat technology centre (Tecnio member), which contributes innovation and transfers specialised knowledge based on multidisciplinary, multi-sector solutions in the digital, industrial and biotechnology sectors to boost companies’ competitiveness.


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  • TRAM returns to Expoelectric with activities for everyone

    The weekend of 6 and 7 October, TRAM will be at Expoelectric, the most important electric-vehicle event in southern Europe. TRAM will have its own booth at the event, held on Passeig de Lluís Companys in Barcelona, explaining the Tramvia de Barcelona infrastructure and how it works with a series of activities designed for all types of visitors.

    The TRAM memory game is a fun way for the little ones to learn the parts of the tram. "What do you know about the TRAM?" invites people with mobile devices to answer a series of questions, mainly about the tram and energy sources. The contest will be repeated throughout the day. All participants will get a TRAM bag and the winners will get an even better prize. Plus, anyone who comes by the TRAM booth can pick up cut-outs of the tram structure to put together, designed specially for kids.

    The most important electric-vehicle event

    With Expoelectric, the most important electric-vehicle fair in southern Europe, Barcelona is staking its claim as the European capital of electric mobility. This event, over the weekend, will once again feature a zero-emissions vehicle and the latest technology in energy savings for the general public, with fun, educational activities that are free and open to all.

    Expoelectric is an initiative of the Government of Catalonia through the Catalan Energy Institute (ICAEN), Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Regional Council, Association of Technical Industrial Engineers of Barcelona and the Barcelona Metropolitan Area.


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  • TRAM sets new record for blood donations on a tram

    TRAM set a new record for blood donations on a tram in the joint blood drive with the Banc de Sang i Teixits de Catalunya (Blood and Tissue Bank of Catalonia) last Friday 28 September.

    The healthcare professionals on the tram parked at Francesc Macià welcomed 162 volunteer donors, roughly 16 donations per hour, of which 133 were able to make valid donations. This means that 400 other individuals will benefit, as each donation can help at least three people.

    Women made up 66.05% of the volunteers and 33.95% were men. Nearly 50% of the donors were between 18 and 34 years old and for 38.27% of them, it was the first experience collaborating with the Banc de Sang i Teixits. This is important for establishing ongoing relationships with the organisation.

    According to the Banc de Sang i Teixits, participation was very high compared to other spaces, such as those at Plaça Catalunya and Portal de l’Àngel, where they see roughly 50 people per day, approximately. An estimated 800 to 1,000 donations are needed every day in Catalonia, which is the equivalent of four to five trams full of donors.

    The Tramvia de Barcelona blood drive was held again this year in collaboration with the Catalan Ministry of Health, Banc de Sang i Teixits, Metropolitan Transport Authority and Alstom.


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  • TRAM opens doors to blood donors once again on 28 September

    For the second year running, TRAM is providing a streetcar for the Banc de Sang i Teixits de Catalunya (Blood and Tissue Bank of Catalonia) to collect blood donations. The tram will be parked and open to blood donors at the Francesc Macià stop on Friday 28 September from 11 am to 9 pm.

    To transform the tram into a blood-donation centre, the bars, straps and seats have been removed from the inside of the vehicle, freeing up space for cots, refrigerators, staff and blood donors.

    Beating records

    In the 2017 blood drive, TRAM saw 150 volunteer donors and 123 useable donations. This means the drive benefitted roughly 369 people, as each donation can help at least three other people. According to the Banc de Sang i Teixits, participation was very high compared to other spaces, like those at Plaça de Catalunya and Portal de l’Àngel, where they see roughly 50 people a day.

    With the slogan "Dona el millor de tu. Vine al TRAMvida a donar sang" (Give the best of you. Come donate blood at TRAMvida), this year’s campaign aims to beat the record of 150 volunteer donors. An estimated 800 to 1,100 donations are needed every day in Catalonia, which is the equivalent of four to five trams full of donors.

    It is important to remember that altruistic volunteer donation is the only way to get the blood that patients need. You can donate blood more than once a year: women up to three times and men up to four.

    Each donation can benefit at least three other people, as the processing of the bags yields concentrates of red blood cells, platelets and plasma. All of these blood components expire after just a few days, so it is important to donate regularly.

    The Tramvia de Barcelona blood drive is being held again this year with collaboration from the Catalan Ministry of Health, Banc de Sang i Teixits, Metropolitan Transport Authority and Alstom. Anyone who donates on the tram parked at Francesc Macià will get a free two-trip ticket and a TRAM gift.


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  • TRAM participates in Car-Free Day within European Mobility Week

    TRAM is slated to participate in Car-Free Day which will be held on Barcelona’s Via Laietana tomorrow, Saturday the 22nd of September, from 10 am to 2 pm. The Metropolitan Tramway will be present with its own stand, where it will host a variety of activities targeted at the entire family and related to the safety and sustainability of public transport.

    Everyone who visits the TRAM stand can participate in a gymkhana made up of three fun yet educational tests: "Memory game of safety on the TRAM", "Knowledge questions about the TRAM" and "Let’s cooperate with the TRAM". Participants will take the tests in groups with the goal of fostering cooperation and civic coexistence.

    Furthermore, anyone who visits the stand will be given a gift bag which contains a pen, a cut-out model of the TRAM and a glow-in-the-dark bracelet for bike riding with the goal of promoting intermodality between these two kinds of sustainable urban transport.

    Via Laietana will be filled with almost 30 more activities hosted by different entities related to sustainable mobility, urban planning and peaceful coexistence throughout the entire morning of Saturday the 22nd of September.

    European Mobility Week

    Car-Free Day in Barcelona is a culmination of the activities and events organised in Catalonia for European Mobility Week, which was launched on Sunday the 16th of September.

    European Mobility Week is being held in Catalonia under the slogan of "Combine and get moving!" to promote more sustainable, safer and healthier mobility habits, such as walking, bicycling, public transport and electric vehicles, as well as to envision the possible changes in the public space, improve air quality and reduce pollution.


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  • TRAM, an example of success at an international conference on Customer Service

    The TRAM Customer Service Department participated in a round table held in London this week as part of an international conference on customer service. The head of Customer Service at TRAM, Marta Ballarín, explained how the use of technology, specifically WhatsApp, has improved Tramvia de Barcelona’s customer service.

    Ballarín, who has been at the helm of the department for over 10 years, explained how TRAM has been one of the pioneering public transport companies in Catalonia to incorporate WhatsApp to communicate with its clients in a quick, personalised fashion. Currently, of all the requests from the social media that TRAM users send to the Customer Service department, 58% come from this app.

    Participation in this international forum on customer service reinforces TRAM’s concerted customer service efforts for years, which has garnered it recognition several times, such as in 2017, when it was awarded the international Global Light Rail Awards in the customer service category.

    Benchmark projects in customer service

    Called "The Customer Service and Experience Summit", the conference hosted by Incite Group on the 18th and 19th of September in London’s Grange Tower Bridge Hotel analysed clients’ new expectations and the technological and human solutions that businesses all over the world are offering.

    For two days, the heads of the customer service departments in companies like Microsoft, Twitter, HP, Levi Straus & Co, Nokia, Airbnb and Barclays outlined and shared their customer service strategies.


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  • TRAM reinforces its service for La Mercè Festival

    On the occasion of La Mercè Festival in the city of Barcelona, the TRAM will provide nonstop service on lines T2, T3, T4 and T5 from 5 am on Friday the 21st to 12 midnight on Monday the 24th of September. In this way, the TRAM is offering its users additional rides to make it easier for them to travel during the nights of La Mercè Festival which, just like every year, has activities scattered at different points around the city.

    Between 2 and 5 am, the T4 line will run every 20 minutes, and the T5 line will run every 30 minutes on the Trambesòs. On the Trambaix, the frequency of service will be every 15 minutes on the main line. Lines T1 and T6 will provide service at their usual times.

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  • The TRAM educational service reaches a record number of students with more than 4,200 in academic year 2017-2018

    The educational programme called "TRAM, a means of Education" reached a total of 4,202 people in academic year 2017-2018. They mostly came from schools and senior citizen associations in the towns within the area of influence of the Barcelona tramway. This is the eleventh consecutive academic year that TRAM has organised and offered this educational project with the goal of teaching the participants about how the Tram works and getting them to reflect on attitudes of civic pride and environmentalism related to travelling on public transport.

    The project, which is offered by the TRAMeduca service, took place from October 2017 to July 2018 with a total of 178 in-person activities in the Sant Adrià de Besòs depot (82 activities), the Sant Joan Despí (82 activities) and 10 schools. In academic year 2017-2018, a total of 91 centres participated in the educational project: 9 nursery schools; 38 early-childhood and primary schools; 28 secondary, baccalaureate and vocational education schools; 11 special education schools; 4 recreational centres; and 1 senior-citizen organisation.

    In this eleventh edition, the participating centres were located in the towns of Badalona, Barcelona, Cornellà de Llobregat, Gavà, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Mataró, Mollet del Vallès, Montgat, Olot, Sant Adrià del Besòs, Sant Andreu de la Barca, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sant Joan Despí, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Terrassa and Vilassar de Mar.

    Schedule of activities for academic year 2018-2019

    The complete list of activities for academic 2018-2019 is as follows:

    • Look at the TRAM (2-6 years old). The children get to see how the Barcelona tramway works through a story and a brief tour of the depot.
    • Investigate the TRAM (6-8 years old). The children become little investigators: they discover the Tram through a game with questions and clues.
    • Experience Public Transport (8-10 years old). To learn about the most salient aspects of the Tram and the importance of civic, respectful attitudes in public transport.
    • Embark on the TRAM (10-12 years old). To simulate planning and travelling on the tramway and work on personal autonomy and proper behaviour on public transport.
    • TRAMsport Yourself (10-12 years old). A variety of activities to assess different means of transport from an environmental standpoint based on factors like air and noise pollution, efficiency and sustainability.
    • So What do You Think? (12-16 years old). To reflect on the importance of having public transport and the specific characteristics of the Tram, as well as to spotlight the factors of safety and respect for public spaces.
    • The Energy of the TRAM (12-18 years old). An activity to learn more about the Tram from an environmental and technological perspective, with the possibility of complementing it with a visit to the Besòs Combined-Cycle Power Plant.

    As a new offering this year, an explanatory syllabus and higher-level questionnaires have been added, targeted at students with a keen interest in technology who are channelling their education towards this field.

    • The TRAM Research Guide (16 years old). Fourteen proposals classified into five overarching themes to serve schools, along with a service to assist students in the learning and research process regarding the Tram (www.trameduca/treball-de-recerca).

    Other services and activities of TRAMeduca

    • The TRAM as School Transport. This service supports the transport of groups of schoolchildren on the Tram to make it easier for them to engage in activities outside the school.
    • SuperTRAM. A combined tour of the TV3 and Catalunya Ràdio facilities using the Tram as the means of transport which joins the two sites of the Catalan Audiovisual Media Corporation.
    • Our TRAM. An activity for individuals over the age of 65 which covers all the steps a person has to take when moving around the city with the Tram, stressing safety, autonomy, orientation and preferential use of the Tram as an accessible and safe public transport.

    Activities with the educational quality seal

    The TRAM offers its schedule of activities within the TRAMeduca service with the Educational Quality Seal of the Institute of Educational Sciences (ICE) of the University of Barcelona. This quality seal is part of a project to accredit educational activities, and it is spearheaded by the ICE and the Pedagogical Coordination Council of the Barcelona Town Hall.


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  • TRAM offers non-stop service during Cruïlla festival

    For the Cruïlla Barcelona Summer Festival, Trambesòs line T4 will be providing non-stop service from Friday 13 July at 5:00 am to Sunday 15 July at 12 midnight, and will offer extended service on Thursday through 2:00 am. This way, TRAM is making it easier for those attending this important musical festival to reach the Fòrum de Barcelona.

    The extended service is possible thanks to an agreement reached with the organisers of this cultural event. As a result of the agreement, over the four days of the festival, there will be more trams and double-convoys at peak hours, when headliners start and finish their concerts.

    Line T4, which runs from Sant Adrià to Ciutadella - Vila Olímpica, will operate on its normal schedule and from 12 midnight on Thursday and 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday, there will be a tram every 20 minutes.


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  • TRAM Barcelona Open, 2nd International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, is back

    With the slogan "Mou el límit" (Push the limits), the TRAM Barcelona Open is back. The 2nd International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament will take place at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona from tomorrow 27 June through 1 July. The main sponsor for this edition of the event is Tramvia de Barcelona with collaboration from the Step by Step Foundation and the "la Caixa" Banking Foundation. The tournament will feature 40 players of 16 nationalities, 16 ranked among the TOP30 in the world.

    The TRAM Barcelona Open was presented today, Tuesday 25 June at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona, with Director of the Catalan Sports’ Council Toni Reig, Barcelona Regional Council Delegate for Sport Maria Teresa Fandos, Barcelona City Council Commissioner for Sport Marta Carranza, TRAM President Felip Puig, member of the RCPB Board of Directors and Head of the Tennis section Javier Moreno, Director of the Commercial and Educational Department at the "la Caixa" Banking Foundation Xavier Bertolín, tennis player Alex Corretja, and Director of the TRAM Barcelona Open Jose Coronado.

    Just after the presentation, there was a wheelchair tennis exhibition featuring tennis players Alex Corretja, Sergi Bruguera, Martín de la Puente and Dani Caverszachi (ranked 1 and 2 in Spain, respectively).

    Global benchmark tournament

    In this latest edition, the TRAM Barcelona Open has moved up into the ITF2 category of the International Tennis Federation, and hopes to raise awareness of wheelchair tennis with matches, exhibitions and various parallel activities in order to become the benchmark tournament on the Uniqlo Wheelchair Tennis Tour. The final will take place the morning of Sunday 1 July and will hopefully be just as exciting as last year’s match.

    Wheelchair tennis is a spectacular, dynamic sport, with more than 1,000 players on the international ranking and 160 yearly tournaments in 40 countries on 4 continents. The only difference from standard tennis is that the ball can bounce twice in wheelchair tennis. Nevertheless, 80% of players at this level of competition only let it bounce once and can serve at up to 150 km/h. With the TRAM Barcelona Open, the Catalan capital, considered a global benchmark for sport, will become the home of adapted sport for five days.

    Jose Coronado came up with the idea of holding an international wheelchair tennis tournament four years ago. Previously, in 2007, he had a motorcycle accident that injured his spinal cord and left this tennis player in a wheelchair. As a result, he ended up meeting Johan Cruyff and started working with his foundation, finally doing a Master in Sports Management. His final project for the degree proposed an international wheelchair tennis tournament in Barcelona, a dream that came true in 2017 thanks to the support of the Johan Cruyff Foundation and collaborators like the TRAM and the Real Club de Polo, among others.

    The TRAM Barcelona Open is open to the public at no charge in order to promote the values it represents: inclusiveness, equality and personal development. The event recognises the drive of all participants to push their personal limits. All of the players at the event have an incredible story of overcoming challenges in their personal lives and in sport. The matches are divided into two categories: men’s and women’s.

    Step by Step Foundation is a non-profit organisation focused on rehabilitation for people with neurological conditions affecting the central nervous system. It was born out of the personal experience and needs of its president Federico Crespo, who has a spinal injury caused by a car accident. The Foundation aims to give those with spinal injuries and other neurological conditions physical therapy based on quality personalised treatment that allows doctors to monitor an efficient rehabilitation process that helps improve their quality of life.

    Real Club de Polo de Barcelona is one of the most important sports clubs in Barcelona and in Spain. It is a non-profit organisation founded in 1887 with 29 hectares in the centre of Barcelona where its more than 10,000 members can participate in 5 disciplines (tennis, dressage, hockey, polo and padel). Its mission is to foster, develop and practice physical activity and sport.

    At the same time, it promotes and participates in social and charity initiatives that encourage the values of sportsmanship, tolerance, friendship and good coexistence. The Real Club de Polo de Barcelona is once again committed to supporting the TRAM Barcelona Open in this second edition.

    TRAM is a public transport company that manages the two tram lines in the Barcelona Metropolitan Region and strives to do so as efficiently as possible, offering its riders the best possible service to get around quickly, comfortably and safely. It is the most accessible form of public transport and the most highly rated according to the ATM Workday Mobility Survey (Enquesta de Mobilitat en Dia Feiner - EMEF).

    One of its goals is to build users’ confidence to help them overcome adversity and push the limits. The TRAM Barcelona Open is one of the most important Corporate Social Responsibility projects the tram participates in, as part of its annual Social Responsibility policy, supporting an initiative that promotes equality, inclusiveness and personal development.

    "la Caixa" Banking Foundation is the largest foundation in Spain and one of the leading foundations in the world. For 2018, the foundation has increased its budget for welfare projects to €520 million. Since the beginning, the "la Caixa" Foundation has been firmly committed to promoting self-reliance among individuals with disabilities.
    Specifically, through sport it promotes social inclusion, along with values like overcoming personal limits, teamwork and healthy habits.


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  • Trambesòs breaks the record for trips during Primavera Sound

    Trambesòs TRAM network has registered 160,715 trips during the 5 days of the Primavera Sound festival, held in Barcelona’s Fòrum area from Wednesday, May 30 to Sunday, June 3. This number represents a 13.68% increase in validations with respect to the average of those obtained during the same period in May.

    In absolute numbers, Trambesòs has registered an increase of 19,336 trips compared to the average in May 2018, and an increase of almost 1,000 trips with respect to the previous edition of the Primavera Sound festival, which also broke a record. In addition, on Friday, June 1, TRAM registered a record of 40,929 trips with respect to the average validations of a working day since Trambesòs opened.

    Regarding times, the most important validation increments were registered between 4 pm and 8 pm. From Wednesday, May 30 to Sunday, June 3, the T4 TRAM line service has been in operation for four days. Among the most notable aspects of the service reinforcement carried out on the occasion of the Primavera Sound festival, the use of double trams stands out, coinciding with the end of the most popular concerts.


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  • TRAM will offer a nonstop service on the nights of Primavera Sound

    On the occasion of the Primavera Sound music festival, line T4 of the Trambesòs streetcar line will be running nonstop from Thursday 31 May at 5 am until Sunday 3 June at 12 midnight. In this way, TRAM will assist in the mobility of participants in this music festival, most of which is held in Barcelona’s Fòrum area.

    The reinforced service stems from a partnership agreement with the event organisers which was renewed for the third year in a row. Thanks to this agreement, for four days there will be streetcars in line T4 running nonstop from the Estació de Sant Adrià station to Ciutadella Vila l Olímpica.

    This line will run on its usual schedule, and after 12 midnight on Thursday and 2 am on the nights of Friday and Saturday, the streetcars will run every 20 minutes. At certain times, like when headlining concerts get out, twice as many streetcars will run in order to help the audience disperse.


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  • Change in TRAM service to make way for DIR Guàrdia Urbana Diagonal race

    TRAM is modifying its hours to make way for those participating in the DIR Guàrdia Urbana Diagonal 2018 race that will be held Sunday 27 May.

    From 7:45 to 9 am, there will be no service on the Trambaix network to the stops between Ernest Lluch and Francesc Macià: Avinguda de Xile, Zona Universitària, Palau Reial, Pius XII, Maria Cristina, Numància, l’Illa and Francesc Macià.

    On the Trambesòs network, from 8:30 to 10 am, the stops on line T4 between Glòries and Ciutadella - Vila Olímpica will be without service: Auditori - Teatre Nacional, Marina, Wellington and Ciutadella - Vila Olímpica.

    Service should be running normally on the Trambaix network from 9:00 am and on Trambesòs, from 10 am. Trambesòs lines T5 and T6 won’t be affected by the DIR Guàrdia Urbana Diagonal 2018 race.

    These times, however, are approximate and will depend on the progress of the race and its organisers.


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  • TRAM increases service of T4 line during Feria de Abril at Forum

    TRAM will reinforce the service of the Trambesòs T4 line on the occasion of the Catalonia April Fair, which will be held from Friday, April 27 until May 6 in the Forum area.

    T4 trams will run more frequently during the evenings and early mornings of April 27, 28, 29 and 30 and May 1, 4, 5 and 6, between 9 pm and midnight.


    Thus, one more year, TRAM adapts its service to the needs of the public, who will be able to get to the April Fair on public transport from anywhere in Barcelona during those days.

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  • Tram riders to receive more than 1,000 books thanks to agreement between Abacus Cooperativa and TRAM

    Abacus Cooperativa will be giving out 1,000 books and first chapters to TRAMbaix and TRAMbesòs riders on 19, 20 and 21 April. The copies will be distributed by the characters Ms Trama and Mr Abacusí, whose mission is to encourage people to read on public transport. These characters will be on the TRAM covered in vinyl decorations -the #llibreriatramabacus- and interact with passengers while giving out books.

    This action aims to bolster the cultural, educational and leisure consumer experience. The books that will be given out are by various authors, some newly published and some from the archives. The copies Abacus will be giving out have been provided in collaboration with publishing houses RBA, Anagrama, Ara Llibres, Amsterdam, Penguin Random House, Grupo Planeta and Grup 62.

    "With this initiative, Abacus aims to encourage people to read," explained Maravillas Rojo, president of Abacus Cooperativa. The TRAM says "This sort of collaborations, which help promote reading among the general public, are good for everyone: the authors, booksellers and public transport users, who can enjoy a good book on their trip. Plus, here at TRAM we like to be part of cultural initiatives," explained Humberto López Vilalta, TRAM general manager.

    Innovative mobile bookshop to celebrate Sant Jordi

    As part of the Sant Jordi festivities, on 23 April, Abacus Cooperativa and TRAM are presenting a mobile bookshop on one of the TRAMbaix vehicles. This unique tram set up as a bookshop will be parked all day at the Francesc Macià TRAM stop to give authors and readers a unique experience, sharing opinions on a sofa. Anyone interested in meeting the authors can purchase a book inside the #llibreriatramabacus. A whole new literary experience in Barcelona for Sant Jordi.

    During the festivities, there will be authors signing books on the tram, including Dulcinea, Sílvia Soler, Gaspar Hernández, Maria del Mar Bonet, Javier Marías, Elisenda Rovira and Juan Francisco Ferrándiz. The authors will be signing books from 11 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm.

    This literary action on the TRAM is part of the #somllibres (we are books) campaign. With the Manifest that Abacus has published for this Sant Jordi, the coop is sharing its commitment to reading as a vehicle for change and its drive to remain a benchmark bookshop.

    About Abacus Cooperativa

    Founded in 1968, Abacus is a community of more than 900,000 purchasing members and 560 working members, grouped under a coop model. They strive to change the cultural, educational and leisure consumer experience. Abacus is committed to dynamising the region with its 48 establishments in Catalonia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands. The coop is a benchmark that seeks to strike a balance between the social and economic impact of its activities, with a firm commitment to equality, participation and sustainability.

    Abacus is a founding member of the Grup CLADE, the first Catalan cooperative business group. This year, the coop is celebrating its 50th anniversary through cooperative culture, education and leisure.

    About TRAM

    TRAM operates two tram networks (Trambaix and Trambesòs) that have served 9 cities in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area since 2004: Barcelona, Badalona, Sant Adrià de Besòs, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat, Cornellà de Llobregat, Sant Joan Despí, Sant Just Desvern and Sant Feliu de Llobregat.

    With 6 lines and 56 stops, last year more than 28 million individuals rode the TRAM. It is the most highly rated form of public transport by riders, according to the working day mobility surveys (Enquesta de Mobilitat en dia Feiner - EMEF) conducted yearly by the Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM).


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  • TRAM and ATM hold ‘La TRAMa’ online collective short-story contest

    TRAM and ATM are holding the fifth edition of La TRAMa, an online contest for collective short stories in Catalan. Tramvia de Barcelona riders can sign up and help write a group story begun and led by renowned writers: Pau Joan Hernàndez, Gemma Lienas, Lolita Bosch, Yannick Garcia and Najat El Hachmi.

    The La TRAMa contest is looking for 150 book-loving tram riders over 18 who are interested in helping write a collective short story. Registration for the contest opens on 20 April on the TRAM website. The contest will take place from 4 to 30 May. To participate, just choose one of the stories and make sure you’re available to collaborate online.

    The only requirement for the stories is that the tram must be the backdrop of the plot, directly or indirectly. One way or another, the tram must be in all of the stories, as a part of the narration.

    From the initial paragraphs written by five professional authors, participants will create 15 different stories. Each of the stories will be written by a group of 10 coauthors, with the writer participating on equal footing. The challenge is for all the members of the group to come up with a cohesive story, together. At the end, the best of the 15 stories will be chosen. Participation in the fifth annual La TRAMa 2018 literary contest is free of charge and open to 150 participants, 10 per story.

    The La TRAMa 2018 contest is organised and managed by Quatre Ratlles, a company that specialises in online team story-writing, which is also responsible for the technological side of the game.

    Awards for all participants

    The awards, which will be presented at a ceremony on 21 June in Barcelona, include:

    • For each of the 10 co-authors of the winning story. A T-Trimestre travel card for zone 1, valued at €145.30; entry in a draw to win an electric bike; a 3-hour onsite course at Laboratori de Lletres (‘Imagina i escriu’ - Imagine and write); a notebook and 25% off any course at Laboratori de Lletres.

    • For all contest participants who write at least one valid section: a T-10 travel card; 20% off any course at Laboratori de Lletres; and a one-month subscription to the full digital version of the newspaper ARA.


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  • ATM and TRAM to participate in Barcelona Bike Festival this Sunday

    The Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM) and TRAM will participate in the Barcelona Bike Festival this Sunday 15 April on Passeig Lluís Companys, with a booth and family-orientated activities.

    From 9.30 am to 2.30 pm, there will be a matching game to identify concepts related to the tram network and vehicles. This activity aims to encourage safe mobility and civic-minded co-existence among different sustainable modes of transport, such as the tram and cycles.

    ATM and TRAM will also donate a T-trimestre pass for the draw held as part of the Bike Festival, which all participants are invited to enter.

    The day will kick off with a popular bike ride leaving at 9 am from Carrer Aragó with Carrer Roger de Flor.
    The cycling circuit will run along Carrer Aragó, Plaça Espanya, Avinguda Paral·lel, Carrer Floridablanca, Ronda Sant Antoni, Plaça Universitat, Carer Pelai, Plaça Catalunya, Carrer Fontanella, Plaça Urquinaona, Carrer Trafalgar, Passeig Lluís Companys, Carrer Comerç, Passeig Picasso and Passeig Pujades, Carrer Marina, Carrer Pallars, Carrer Badajoz, Carrer Almogàvers and Carrer Roger de Flor, Avinguda Vilanova, Passeig Sant Joan and Passeig Lluís Companys, which will be the end of the route.

    Due to the bike ride, service will be interrupted on Trambesòs line T4 from Glòries to Ciutadella l Vila Olímpica and the timetable will also be affected on lines T5 and T6 from 9 am to 11 am.

    These times are approximate and will depend on the ride and its organisers.


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  • TRAM and Associació Casal Infantil la Mina celebrate 10 years working together

    Tramvia de Barcelona and Associació Casal Infantil la Mina in Sant Adrià de Besòs have renewed their agreement for the tenth year in a row, reaffirming their joint efforts to promote childhood wellbeing through activities with children, their families and the community.

    The general manager of TRAM Operadora, Joaquim Bestit, and the representative of the association’s board, Xènia Martínez, signed this collaboration agreement once again this year, ensuring the children’s after-school programme will receive financial support from TRAM for its activities in 2018.

    With this monetary donation and help disseminating the community actions through TRAM facilities and communication channels, over the past ten years the La Mina after-school programme has been able to run five editions of its Magic Kings Magic Camp, nine of its Game Day, festivals and celebrations for the neighbourhood of Sant Adrià, and nine editions of Children’s Rights Week, among other activities.

    Associació Casal Infantil la Mina is a non-profit organisation set up by residents in the district to provide free-time activities for children in the La Mina neighbourhood of Sant Adrià de Besòs. It is comprised of a group of families in the neighbourhood, former users, people with emotional ties to the neighbourhood and other social activists who volunteer their time and hope to work together to improve the social and educational level in La Mina.


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  • 2nd International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in Barcelona

    TRAM and the Step by Step Foundation have signed a collaboration agreement for the second TRAM Barcelona Open, the international wheelchair tennis tournament, which will be held in Barcelona from 27 June to 1 July 2018. This international sporting event stresses personal merit and overcoming adversity. It was started last year in the city of Barcelona, promoted by the Johan Cruyff Foundation as one of the most important international adapted-sports events.

    Tramvia de Barcelona General Manager Humberto López Vilalta and Step by Step Foundation General Manager Natalia Bettonica signed the new agreement at the headquarters of the Johan Cruyff Foundation, with the director of this organisation, Pati Roura. Thanks to this collaboration, the second annual TRAM Barcelona Open will go ahead.

    Like last year, the tournament will be held at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona, which will host various wheelchair-tennis events over the 5 days. In total, 40 players of 15 nationalities will face off in two competition brackets: men and women. These include 6 national players and 25 participants in the global top-50 in their categories.

    Again this year, the slogan of the tournament is "Push the limits", as a tribute to pushing oneself to do the very best, which in this case is reflected in participating players. Thanks to the support from TRAM, Step by Step, the Johan Cruyff Foundation and Real Club de Polo de Barcelona, the event will raise awareness of wheelchair tennis and promote the values of solidarity and social inclusion through sport. Plus, the TRAM Barcelona Open once again puts the Catalan capital on the map of cities that support adapted sports, as this year the tournament is in a higher category (ITF2), with higher level international players.

    The Step by Step Foundation is a non-profit organisation that focuses on rehabilitation for individuals with neurological conditions affecting the central nervous system, spinal injuries in particular. The foundation also works to improve quality of life for those injured doing sport. It is a benchmark in recovery from spinal injuries and renowned for its contribution to improving quality of life for injured athletes, with special focus on reintegration into family life, the workplace, academia, sports and recreation.

    TRAM is participating in the social and sports project to promote this event as part of its commitment to being a socially responsible company. Plus, it is an initiative that is in line with its principles and values, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

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  • TRAM to donate lost glasses to Ramon Martí i Bonet Foundation

    TRAM has signed a collaboration agreement with the Ramon Martí i Bonet ophthalmological foundation to donate all glasses lost in the tram system and not claimed to programmes for blindness prevention and early care and detection of childhood blindness.

    The first donation took place at the Institut Català de la Retina, with TRAM Operadora General Manger Joaquim Bestit giving the president and vice-president of the foundation, Dr Ramón Martí and Dr Rosa Maria Sust, respectively, 46 pairs of eye and sun glasses collected on the two tram networks. All the optical materials will be donated periodically to the organisation to be repaired, reused or recycled to make new glasses.

    The Ramon Martí i Bonet Foundation conducts a variety of solidary actions with the main goal of informing and raising awareness of the precarious situation of people with eye conditions who are at risk of social exclusion or could be after developing the diseases. This non-profit has programmes around Catalonia as well as in Peru, Nicaragua, India, Chad and Ukraine.


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  • TRAM launches campaign for inclusive public transport on International Women’s Day

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, TRAM and the Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM) are joining a campaign that UITP (International Association of Public Transport) and the World Bank Group are promoting around the world. The campaign raises awareness of the vulnerability women experience on public transport with the slogan: "Per un transport públic inclusiu: Il·luminem-lo!" (For inclusive public transport: Light it up!).

    The advocacy campaign, which calls for "Public transport for me, for you, for all", is the result of a study conducted by the two international organisations, which showed that 80% of women experience harassment on public transport. The study concludes that this is one of the main challenges the world is facing today, and action must be taken urgently to help provide a safe environment for everyone.

    Tramvia de Barcelona will roll out the campaign with posters inside the trams on all lines in the Trambaix and Trambesòs networks and through various informational channels, on the website and on social media. The dissemination materials also include two videos, 20 and 45 seconds long, explaining the motivation behind the campaign to ensure safe public transport for all. The campaign will be on social media with the hashtag #PT4ME.

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  • TRAM to use only green energy supplied by Endesa

    TRAM and Endesa have renewed their supply agreement, ensuring the power supplied will be 100% green in 2018. So, the trams, installations, electric vehicles and other TRAM facilities will receive energy exclusively from renewable sources.

    The renewable origin of the power is guaranteed with an official certificate, ensuring the energy consumed is from hydroelectric plants, solar panels, geothermal sources or highefficiency co-generation plants. With this agreement, TRAM is furthering its commitment to the environment and energy efficiency and seeking even more sustainable solutions.

    In total, the TRAM only uses 14 GWh (gigawatts hours) per year, or 4KWh/km, which is the average yearly consumption of 4,200 Catalan households. Plus, the motors on the trams generate power when they brake, which is used by other trams, further decreasing the amount of electricity used.

    So, as it is a vehicle with 100% electric traction, the TRAM helps improve quality of life for all, as any combustion engine gives off nitrogen oxide (NO) and suspended particles (PM10), which are the main causes of pollution and have a direct effect on our health.

    Users’ response

    According to the Rider Satisfaction Survey that TRAM conducted in 2017, most users said their main reason for using public transport was to have a positive impact on the environment. In general, riders are concerned about pollution and air quality in cities (84.9%).

    The low consumption, commitment to modernising and low impact on the environment are just some of the reasons why one in five Trambaix and Trambesòs riders rate TRAM service as excellent and say they will surely use it for future trips.

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  • TRAM presents campaign to promote safe mobility with cycles and Tramvia de Barcelona

    "Mobilitat segura entre la bici i el TRAM" (Safe mobility with cycles and the TRAM) is the slogan of the new Tramvia de Barcelona campaign to prevent risks and improve co-existence among users. A campaign that is based on the belief that the tram and cycles have a lot in common, in terms of mobility, sustainability and respect for the environment.

    In recent years, the number of people using cycles and other mechanical devices to get around has increased considerably. Although this increase is great news in terms of the sustainability of cities and the personal health of those involved in active mobility, there is room for improvement in the relationship between cyclists and the TRAM, especially in terms of safety and co-existence.

    Tips to avoid dangerous situations and improve co-existence between cyclists and other riders will be shared in a video and other media. These include: always using proper equipment; having a bell and lights so others can see you; not making sudden changes in direction and signalling when you are going to turn or stop; entering tram stations using the designated crossings; waiting for the next tram if it is very full; yielding to pedestrians; and always respecting traffic signals.

    Action with BACC educators

    The campaign, designed to promote safety, co-existence and civic-mindedness among cyclists in the Tramvia de Barcelona area, will take place this month. On 11, 14 and 16 January, several actions will take place to raise awareness. These include educators, who are BACC members (Bicicleta Club de Catalunya - Catalonia Cycle Club), stationed around the network offering tips, informational materials and fluorescent armbands to cyclists in the bike paths closest to the TRAM network.

    This element of the campaign begins today at Plaça de Francesc Macià with Diagonal, Zona Universitària (RACC), Carrer de Pujades with Meridiana, the roundabout on Carrer de la Marina, the roundabout on Carrer de Llevant and at Plaça de les Glòries. The BACC educators will be located in these spots where new bike paths have been added recently today, 11 January, from 8 to 11 am; Sunday 14 January from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm; and Tuesday 16 January from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.


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  • TRAM sets new record with one million passengers more than in 2016

    Tramvia de Barcelona transported a total of 28 million passengers in 2017, more than ever before and up 4.26% from the previous year. Specifically, 27,959,095 people rode the TRAM; 18.2 million on Trambaix (up 3.08%) and more than 9.7 million on Trambesòs (up 6.56%).

    The data from this past year, in addition to showing the TRAM is just about to hit 28 million passengers, demonstrate an upwards trend, taking into account that the number of tickets validated has risen one million each year since 2012.

    Since the TRAM went into service in 2004, more than 305.6 million passengers have used the Tramvia de Barcelona service. The Trambaix network, with three lines (T1, T2 and T3) and 29 stops, has a higher demand and has been used by more than 210 million passengers since it began operations. The Trambesòs network, which also has three lines (T4, T5 and T6) and 27 stops, has been used by nearly 97 million passengers.

    The Trambaix network went into service on 3 April 2004 and Trambesòs did so on 8 May of the same year. The number of Tramvia de Barcelona riders has grown steadily since it began operations, except for 2010 and 2012, when there was some stagnation.

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