This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Another day in Catalonia, with a visit to the beach, the town of Sitges and the view of the high speed railway Barcelona-Perpignan.
First, some Catalan cats
Parròquia de Sant Martí
Bus to the beach
Platja del Cavaió
After the morning at the beach, a trip to Sitges
Parròquia de Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla
Renfe Class 470
Renfe Class 465, Civia
Renfe Class 450
At Passeig de Gracia, there are many trains passing by, here is S130
Renfe Class 446
Renfe Class 448
Talgo and Class 252
Next is my visit to the countryside somewhere between Barcelona and Girona
Construction of the line between Barcelona and Perpignan started in 2004, and was completed in 2009. The line consist of 150km railway in Spain and 25km in France. The line was the first rail connection between Spain and the rest of Europe without changing the gauge. It is built with standard gauge using 25 kV AC railway electrification at 50 Hz and it is used by both passenger and freight trains.
S100 train from Marseille to Madrid
This Class 100 train was manufactured in 1991, and initially was used on the high speed line Madrid-Seville. In 2010, 10 of 24 trains have been equipped with the French signalling systems TVM and KVB as well as the power system 1.5kV DC used in south of France.
Freight train with two Class 252 locomotives. This locomotive support 3kV DC and 25kV AC electric system, but it can also be used on the French side which has 1.5kV DC, but due to the half power effect it is necessary with double locomotives.
In 2010 four Class 252 locomotives were equipped with ERTMS (which is used on the line) and modified to support 1.5kV DC
Mercedes Benz vehicles transport
AVE Class S103 from Madrid to Figueras
This train supports only 25kV AC electric system, and can only be used on the Spanish side.