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.

 TGV 2N2 Euroduplex from Paris to Barcelona

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