The TRAM is a modern, comfortable, environmentally friendly, accessible, on-time, quick and safe mode of transport. We ensure that people enjoy using the TRAM, an efficient way to travel that respects both society and the environment.
The tram is the highest rated public transport by users (7.2 according the ATM’s 2011 Daily Mobility Poll).
Many users, even when other options are available, take the tram "because they like it".
Travelling by tram is much more enjoyable for users than on other public transport.
A tram can carry as many passengers as two buses...or 174 cars!
200 passegers can be carried by:
The tram is a non-polluting transport system. The direct emission of CO2 for transporting 220 people:
The light rail system requires 90% less effort than tire traction.
The tram itself generates electricity that is used by other trams.
The TRAM is the most accessible mode of transport: direct access at street level, no stairs and no connection corridors. Each side of the tram has six doors, four of which are adapted for passengers with reduced mobility, who also have a reserved area inside the tram. Passengers can ride with bicycles, prams and shopping trolleys. The interior of the trams provide audiovisual information systems to help passengers.
As with any electromagnetic element in movement some sound is generated, but the decibals generated by an electric vehicle are lower than those generated by vehicles with internal combustion.
The TRAM can stop and start faster, which provides the system with enhanced safety and speed.
The tram’s low center of gravity reduces the sensation of dizziness or movement.
Interior and exterior vision is excelllent.
It is integrated into pedestrian areas as well as roads.
It has non-skid and anti-vandal materials.
It has three braking systems: electric + electromagnetic + mechanical.
The TRAM lines have established timetables that users can check in order to better organize their time. Information on timetables in real time is available at the TRAM stops and on the website.
The modern tram is the fastest mode of public transport for distances of less than 7 km. Journey time is reduced with the tram’s easy access and priority at stoplights. The six doors let more passengers on the tram at once to reduce access times and, as a result, the time spent at stops.
The TRAM is part of the integrated transport system in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Passengers can use the any of the tickets and travel cards included in the system to get around the city and surrounding areas.