The metro reaches Mercabarna

February 2016

The opening of the new metro line 9 improves the public transport connections with the Alimentary Unit and means that the metro is extended to Terminals 1 and 2 of El Prat Airport.

The southern section of L9 includes a stop at Mercabarna, located right next to gate K into the site, where there are also a special pedestrian entrance. The opening of the new metro line improves public transport connections by making it much quicker and easier to get to Mercabarna from Barcelona and other towns and cities in the Metropolitan Area.

One of the main attractions of the new line is that it connects with Terminals 1 and 2 of El Prat Airport. L9 has a total of 15 stations, 6 of which connects to other metro lines, local FFCC trains and the main RENFE network.

What will the Mercabarna station be like?

The food site's station was designed by the Garcés De Seta Bonet architectural studio, which also designed the Europa'Fira and Parc Logístic stations on the same L9. The main feature of the infrastructure is the minimal use of materials (with a clear predominance of concrete) and the presence of some construction elements, such as the support structures and prefabricated slabs. In the words of the architects, the project aspires to be timeless, to age well and to be easy to maintain.

Bus 110, no stop at the food site

Once the metro is running, bus stop 110 in street 4 of the Zona Franca, next to Mercabarna's secondary entrance, will be removed. The bus, which runs from Avinguda Carrilet in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat to the ZAL, used to serve many users of the Alimentary Unit.

The metro station is located next to gate K
Photo courtesy of TMB
Photo courtesy of Adrià Goula