TRAM has installed ionising units in the air conditioning systems of all its vehicles that offer a completely harmless way to reduce the presence of dust particles, bacteria, viruses and odours in the air.

These units – equipped with what is known as needlepoint ionisation technology – release positive and negative ions that electrically charge the oxygen and nitrogen molecules present in the air on board the trams. These molecules then attach themselves to particles of dust, bacteria, viruses and odours which, depending on the type, are either destroyed, fall to the ground or are trapped by the filter.

After a pilot test carried out in 2022 involving direct reading tests, active collectors and passive collectors, it was concluded that ionisation is capable of reducing the concentration of particles present in the air by between 80% and 95%. Now, all the city’s trams are equipped with this technology.

Under the slogan “Give the best of you. Donate blood at the TRAMvida”, TRAM is providing one of its vehicles to give the Blood and Tissue Bank of Catalonia an exceptional location to receive blood donors, right in the heart of the city. For the seventh year running, the TRAMvida tram will be stationed at the Francesc Macià stop on Friday 15 September, from 11 am to 8 pm.

More donations required to cover patients’ needs

The aim of the campaign is to continue to increase the number of blood donations and to reach new volunteers. Some 1,000 donations are needed every day to ensure that all the patients admitted to clinics and hospitals have enough blood for their treatment. This is the equivalent of four to five trams full of donors.
Today in Catalonia there are just over 5,500 units of blood in the blood banks. This number should ideally be around 8,000, which is why campaigns like this one are needed to ensure that blood stocks are replenished and available to anyone who requires blood.

Appointment form

In order to avoid long queues at the stop and inside the TRAMvida, it is advisable to make an appointment on the website of the Blood and Tissue Bank of Catalonia, at

In order to turn a tram into a donation centre, the poles, grab handles and seats have been removed from inside the vehicle to open up the space for the installation of trolleys and fridges and to make enough room for the blood donors and health workers.

Give the best of you

It is important to remember that voluntary donation is the only way that the blood needed to treat patients can be obtained. It is possible to donate blood more than once a year – women can donate up to three times and men up to four times.

At least three people benefit from each blood donation, as each bag is processed to obtain red blood cell, platelet and plasma concentrates. All these blood components expire after a few days, which is why regular donations are needed. In 2022, a total of 282 people benefited from TRAMVida donations.

The TRAM blood donation campaign is being carried out once again this year with the collaboration of the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Blood and Tissue Bank, the Metropolitan Transport Authority and Alstom. All those who donate blood on the tram stationed at the Francesc Macià stop will receive a gift from TRAM.

During the last school year, face-to-face educational activities once again took place within schools in a total of 17 municipalities in Barcelona. The TRAM educational service, TRAMEduca, is now offering educational activities for schools for the 2023-24 school year and the booking period is now open.

For the seventh year in a row, TRAM is running this free educational project with the aim of teaching participants how the tram works and allowing them to reflect on civic behaviour, inclusion and sustainability – all values related to public transport.
Stocktake of the 2022-23 school year.

A total of 4,674 students from 17 different municipalities took part in 217 TRAMEduca and TRAM Barcelona Open sessions over the course of the school year. Once again, the feedback from teachers was very positive, with an overall average assessment of 4.4 out of 5.

Programme of activities for the 2023-24 school year

The full range of sessions on offer for the 2023-24 academic year is as follows:

  • Look at the TRAM (2-6 years). Through storytelling, children learn how the Barcelona Tram works.
  • Investigate the TRAM (6-8 years). Using a game of questions and clues, children become little detectives and find out about the tram.
  • Using Public Transport (8-10 years). This session deals with the most important considerations around civic-minded and respectful behaviour on public transport.
  • Adventure on the TRAM (10-12 years). Students simulate planning and travelling on the tram to develop their personal autonomy and learn about good behaviour on public transport.
  • TRAM Barcelona Open (10-12 years). Students learn to relate to diversity through the values of adapted sport.
  • What Do You Think? (12-16 years). Students reflect on the importance of having public transport and the specific characteristics of the tram, with an emphasis on safety and respect for public spaces.
  • The Energy of the TRAM (12-18 years). Activity that shows the tram from an environmental and technological perspective.

Activities with a seal of educational quality

The programme of activities offered by TRAM through its TRAMeduca service have received the Educational Quality Seal of the Institute of Education Sciences (ICE) of the University of Barcelona. This quality seal is part of the educational activity accreditation project run by the ICE and the Pedagogical Coordination Council of Barcelona City Council.
To see the full catalogue of activities on offer or to book a session, go to

This weekend, from 25 to 27 August, TRAM timetables will be affected by the tramway connection works and by the Vuelta a España bicycle race.

On Friday 25 and Sunday 27, the service on lines T5 and T6 will end at 10 pm due to works on the catenary line needed to resume the service on line T4 scheduled for next week. T4 line replacement buses will run according to the usual timetable, Friday service will finish at 2 am. and Sunday service at 12 p.m.

On Saturday 26, the Vuelta a España cycle race will affect the T4 replacement service between 1.15 pm and 10 pm. During this period, trams will only run between the Sant Adrià and Fluvià stations, with no service between Glòries and Fluvià. And on Sunday 27, the Trambaix network may be affected between 4.45 pm and 5.15 pm between the Cornellà Centre and Les Aigües stops. Please be reminded that these times are approximate and will depend on the progress of the Vuelta

Once again this year TRAM has presented its Sustainability Report, the document that details its commitments in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility, which encompasses environmental, ethical and social issues and sustainable development during the year 2022. The 6th edition of this report includes the alignment of the CSR strategy with the Sustainable Development Goals as a public transport company.

In 2022 TRAM carried out a total of 57 social actions focused on three main areas – promoting equity and social inclusion, fostering coexistence and healthy living, and strengthening access to culture.


2022: a return to normal

According to Javier Pérez Fortea, President of TRAM during 2022, it was a year in which things returned to normal, with figures very similar to those of the pre-pandemic years, thanks to the public and the great TRAM team. Moreover, with this return to normal, TRAM achieved its highest ever user satisfaction survey score since the service was launched, with 8.4 out of 10.


Sustainable Development Goals

TRAM is a responsible company that aligns its development to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), making them strategic objectives for the company. In 2020, TRAM’s Board of Directors approved the annual CSR Plan, which focuses on seven SDGs by setting specific objectives and actions.

During 2022, the company’s tramways were powered by 100% renewable energy sources and TRAM’s solar plant (located in the Trambaix depot) reported annual greenhouse gas emissions savings of 54 tonnes of CO₂ and 65 kg of SO₂.

For the sixth year running, TRAM has renewed its partnership agreement with the MACBA, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), the Fundació Joan Miró, the Picasso Museum, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies to help promote the exhibitions of these museums and cultural centres through the Barcelona tram. This consolidated partnership has a very special dimension this year, as it coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Articket group.

This joint ticket for Barcelona’s main art museums was created as a way to help people access the city’s heritage at a very competitive price, and a quarter of a century later, this passport to Barcelona’s culture is one of the preferred options for local residents.

The partnership between TRAM and the six museums that make up the Articket group is aimed at dynamizing the city’s culture, promoting awareness of what’s on offer at the city’s museums and advertising their exhibition programmes. Through the agreement, TRAM commits to promoting the visibility of the cultural proposals and encouraging people to visit museums through various actions implemented over the course of 2023 and 2024 through its corporate channels.

Tram users will be able to find out about Barcelona's cultural offering through two channels – the posts on TRAM’s social networks and the vinyls created for the tram network by each of the six museums.

The agreement also includes other points, such as the dissemination of art and culture through TRAM’s channels and the use of spaces to organise activities and events. Specifically, during the year that marks Articket’s 25th anniversary, TRAM will be promoting the city’s culture by giving away 25 passports to its followers. The anniversary comes at a moment of great international artistic relevance as it coincides with the beginning of the celebrations for the years dedicated to Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Antoni Tàpies.


Calendar of communication actions in TRAM

The communication campaigns on the Barcelona tramway began this July when a tram on the Trambesòs network was decorated with vinyl panels with images from the exhibition Laura Lima. Balé Literal at the MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. The full calendar of actions is as follows:


  • MACBA from 1 July to 31 August 2023
  • Picasso Museum from 1 September to 31 October 2023
  • Fundació Joan Miró from 1 November to 31 December 2023
  • CCCB from 1 January to 29 February 2024
  • Fundació Antoni Tàpies from 1 March to 30 April 2024
  • MNAC from 1 May to 30 June 2024 


About Articket

Articket is the pass that gives direct access to six of Barcelona’s museums for 12 months. The museums included in the pass are the CCCB, the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, the Fundació Joan Miró, the MACBA, the MNAC and the Picasso Museum. With a passport format and added value in the form of information on routes and curiosities in the city, this art passport takes people on a journey through the art offered by the city’s main art museums with a 45% discount off the general admission price. Its format and the fact that it’s valid for a whole year make it a perfect gift, as well as a unique souvenir of Barcelona’s cultural richness for those who visit the city.