Funicular cab at Vallvidrera-Superior station

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The Funicular de Vallvidrera, or Vallvidrera funicular, is a funicular railway in the Vallvidrera district of the city of Barcelona, in Catalonia. It connects the Peu del Funicular railway station on the Metro del Vallès suburban line (funicular inferior station), to the top of the Tibidabo hill (Vallvidrera-Superior), with an intermediate stop just above the line's midpoint (Carretera de les Aigües). The line was opened in 1906 and rebuilt, with new cars, in 1998. It mostly carries commuters, and runs every 6 minutes on weekdays, less frequently on weekends and public holidays. The Funicular de Vallvidrera is operated by the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government Railways, FGC), who also operate the Metro del Vallès line and other suburban lines in and around Barcelona, along with three other funiculars and two rack railways. The funicular is one of three in Barcelona, the others being the Funicular de Montjuïc and the Funicular de Tibidabo, although neither of these is operated by the FGC.

Technical details

Type Funicular
Length 729 metres
Height 165 metres
Maximum Steepness 30.9%
Cars 2
Capacity 50 passengers per car
Configuration Single track with passing loop
Journey time 2 minutes
Maximum speed 5 metres per second
Track gauge 1 metres
Traction Electricity
Operation Fully automatic
Operator FGC



Station Metro links Other links Locality
Peu del Funicular FGC Barcelona (Sarrià-Sant Gervasi)
Carretera de les Aigües Barcelona (Sarrià-Sant Gervasi)
Vallvidrera-Superior Barcelona (Sarrià-Sant Gervasi)

Fvallvidrera Funicular de Vallvidrera
Peu del Funicular · Carretera de les Aigües · Vallvidrera-Superior

Barcelona Metro lines
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 L9 L10 L11 L12 Fmontjuic Fvallvidrera Tram