L4 Trinitat Nova – La Pau
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   Trinitat Nova


Neighbourhood on the western side of the Meridiana Avenue which separates it from Trinitat Vella (see Line 1).


Trinitat Nova Trinitat Nova

   Via Júlia  


The street of this name is a Rambla type avenue in the district of Nou Barris. Until Oct. 1999 this station was called Roquetes which is a neighbourhood on the foot of the Collserola mountain range that surrounds Barcelona from north to west. The name actually means 'small rocks'. The former station name reappeared in 2008 on the signs of a new station opened on Line 3 between Canyelles and Trinitat Nova.



Square named after a town in Mallorca. This Balearic Isle gave names to several streets in this area.

L4 Llucmajor

19-04-1982 Avenue and square dedicated to the poet Joan Maragall i Gorina (1860-1911).

 Hospital de Sant Pau


There's a park, a street, a square and even half a district with this name. It's derived from an old manor house, which has its name from an old form of 'guineu', which means 'fox'.

Future transfer to line L9

'Hospital de Sant Pau' added to the station name in 2009 after the hospital complex was rebuilt and the main entrance relocated closer to this station than that on L5.

L4 Guinardó

L4 Guinardó

   Alfons X  


Square named after Alfonso X, the Wise, king of Castilla in the 13th century.

L4 Alfons X

L4 Alfons X



Square called after the owner of a former estate in Grącia, Josep Joanic.

Joanic 2004 Joanic 2008



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





Street dedicated to the City of Girona, 100 km north of Barcelona.

   Passeig de Gràcia


originally called 'Gran Via'. See L2 and L3 for more details.



Square named after a 19th century Barcelona bishop.

L4 Urquinaona


   Jaume I  


This man, James I, was Count of Barcelona and King of Aragon in the 13th century. He extended Catalan power over the Mediterranian and south along the coast. The street bearing his name leads from the Metro station to Plaça Sant Jaume, where the City Hall and the Catalan Government are.




This is the name (it actually means 'small Barcelona') of a very special neighbourhood belonging to the district of Ciutat Vella, the old town centre. It's built on a triangle reaching out into the sea, with very narrow streets and long but high blocks of houses.


 Vila Olímpica


In 1715, after the Catalans lost definitely their special status within Spain, Felipe V built a huge military fortress to control the city. It was demolished in 1869, and the terrain used for the 1888 exhibition. After that it became Barcelona's city park. The second part of the station name, 'Olympic Village' was added in 1992, as the station also serves this new part of town situated between the park and the seaside.



This station was first called 'Pere IV' after another street. 'Bogatell' is the name of a former river, now an underground canal taking waters into the sea.





Initially called after another street, 'Luchana', it now bears the name of a street called 'lagoon' as this part of Sant Martí was covered by the sea until the 15th century.



Meaning 'new village', it's quite an old part of the district of Sant Martí. Formerly quite industrial it has been changing a lot recently, especially along the seaside where beaches and parks have been laid out.

L4 Poblenou
   Selva de Mar


'Forest by the sea' is the name of a street remembering a small village of that name in Empordà in upper Catalonia

   El Maresme - Fòrum

(2003) Station added to the existing line to serve the area developed for the 2004 Forum of Cultures. Maresme refers to the coastal region north of Barcelona and means 'marsh land by the sea':

Maresme Fòrum Maresme Fòrum

   Besòs Mar  


Originally called 'Mina' after another neighborhood, the name was eventually changed into 'Besòs Mar' - referring to the river (see next station) and the nearby sea.



The river Besòs is Barcelona's city limit towards the north-east. In the 60's large areas were developed as sleeping towns, one of them called Besòs after the river. There are projects to make the river a more pleasant place, today it's just a sewer.

L4 Besòs
   La Pau


Meaning 'peace', this neighborhood was built in the 60's remembering the end of the Spanish Civil War 25 years earlier, in 1939.

   Santander   planned  
   Estació de Sagrera   planned  
   La Sagrera-Meridiana   planned  

Special Features of Line L4:

Total length: 16.7 km, 22 stations

European standard track gauge of 1435 mm

The oldest stations on line L4, Urquinaona and Jaume I were served from 1934 until 1972 by a branch line diverging from the present line L3 at Passeig de Gràcia (then called 'Aragón') and continuing to 'Correos', a station once located between Jaume I and Barceloneta.

Line L4 continued to Pep Ventura until 1 July 2002, when this section was added to L2.

Projects: Line 4 will be extended from La Pau to the new railway station at Sagrera AVE (L9) and further on to Sagrera Meridiana where a huge interchange station is planned for L1, L4, L5 and L9.

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