L5 Cornellà Centre – Vall d'Hebron
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   Cornellà Centre

23-12-1983

Cornellà de Llobregat is one of the cities around Barcelona that grew very fast in the 50's and 60's. The name is derived from a Latin name 'Cornelianus' who probably had an estate there in ancient times. Until Nov. 2003, this station was only called 'Cornellà'.

Cornellà Centre

 

   Gavarra  

23-12-1983

Part of Cornellà de Llobregat. 'Gavarra' means 'landscape with low hills'.

 
   Sant Ildefons  

23-11-1976

Neighborhood in the City of Cornellà de Llobregat - no local reason why this name was chosen for this residential area.

Sant Ildefons

 

   Can Boixeres  

23-11-1976

This former manor house is still there and the park around it, open to the public, still shows some box-trees that gave the name to the estate.

 
   Can Vidalet  

23-11-1976

Originally called 'Maladeta'. Like other stations in this area 'Can ...' evokes a former manor house belonging to a family called Vidalet.

 
   Pubilla Cases  

05-02-1973

Neighborhood in the City of L'Hospitalet referring to Josefa Cases i Clavell, who was the heiress (pubilla) of an estate called Cases.

Pubilla Cases

 

 

 Ernest Lluch 

station under construction, initially planned as 'Cardenal Reig', now named after a politician and University professor killed by ETA.

 

 
   Collblanc L9

03-11-1969

Originally opened as 'San Ramón', it was eventually changed to show the name of the neighborhood on the city limits between Barcelona and L'Hospitalet. It sounds like 'white collar', but 'coll' actually also means 'low mountain pass', although it's difficult to recognise anything mountainous in the area.

Future interchange with line L9.

Collblanc

 

   Badal  

03-11-1969

The name of a part of the city ring road comes from the owners of an old mill in the area.

Badal Badal

 

   Plaça de Sants

03-11-1969

Originally only called 'Sans', it's in the heart of this historic district of Sants-Montjuïc, actually meaning 'saints'. As an exception for the Barcelona Metro 'Plaça de' was added to distinguish this station from the nearby 'Sants-Estació' station on L3/L5.

 
   Sants-Estació

03-11-1969

Station serving Barcelona's major railway station; L5 platfroms lying parallel to the (also underground) mainline tracks, on the northern side. Linked to L3 via a long and rather narrow corridor.

 

Sants Estació

 

   Entença  

03-11-1969

Street named after Berenguer d'Entença who was a Catalan nobleman and fought with and against Rocafort in the Mediterranian during the 13th century.

L5 Entença
   Hospital Clínic  

03-11-1969

This hospital was opened in 1906 and incoporates the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona.

L5 Hospital Clínic

L5 Hospital Clínic

 

   Diagonal

03-11-1969

The original name was 'Diagonal - Rambla Cataluña'. See L3 for more details.

Diagonal 2004 Diagonal 2009 2009

 

   Verdaguer

26-06-1970

Originally called 'General Mola'. Square paying homage to the very important Catalan poet, Jacint Verdaguer i Santaló (1845-1902)

Verdaguer

 

   Sagrada Família

 

26-06-1970

This temple is Antoni Gaudi's most important work in Barcelona (work started in 1882 and might be finished in ?).

Sagrada Família

 

   Sant Pau | Dos de Maig  

26-06-1970

This huge hospital complex was built at the beginning of our century by L. Domènech i Montaner and is one of Barcelona's modernist master pieces. Original station name was 'Dos de Mayo', an adjacent street.

With the hospital being relocated, the station named changed from 'Hospital de Sant Pau' to 'Sant Pau-Dos de Maig' in 2010.

L5 Sant Pau Dos de Maig

L5 Sant Pau Dos de Maig

   Camp de l'Arpa  

26-06-1970

The name actually translates as 'harp field' although there's nothing pointing at a harp in the area. It could come from 'Camp de l'Arca' which would make it a field of graves. Anyway, it's now the name of the neighborhood.

 
   La Sagrera

21-07-1959

The name of this neighborhood actually refers to a 'sacred area' around the parish church.

The new station for the AVE, the Spanish high speed train, is being built in the area - the present metro station, located below Meridiana avenue and previously simply called 'Sagrera', has been renamed 'La Sagrera' to distinguish it from the new railway station served by lines L4 and L9.

Sagrera Sagrera

   Congrés  

21-07-1959

Initially called 'Viviendas del Congreso'. This area was built up to house the participants of the Eucaristic Congress held in Barcelona in 1952.

Congrès Congrès

 

   Maragall

21-07-1959

Avenue and square dedicated to the poet Joan Maragall i Gorina (1860-1911).

Maragall

 

   Virrei Amat  

21-07-1959

Manuel d'Amat was Virrei (vice-king) of Peru in the 18th century.

 
   Vilapicina  

21-07-1959

Neighborhood built around an ancient church Santa Eulàlia de Vilapicina.

 
   Horta  

05-10-1967

Very old village, now together with Guinardó one of the 10 city districts. The name evokes former gardens and woods.

Horta

 

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L5 El Coll La Teixonera

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L5 El Coll La Teixonera

   Vall d'Hebron 30-07-2010

L5 Vall d'Hebron

L5 Vall d'Hebron

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Special Features of Line L5:

Total length: 18.8 km, 26 stations

European standard gauge of 1435 mm

Short surface section at Can Boixeres with access to depot.

When the first section opened in 1959, it was operated as "Linea II" and it was planned to become part of the later L2, but it was then connected to the new L5 in 1970, and remained part of it, even when L2 was finally opened in 1995.

 

 

 

 


 

 

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