On the occasion on this year’s Primavera Sound, TRAM line T4 will be providing uninterrupted services over a four-day period. On Wednesday, 29 May, the service will be extended until 1 a.m., while from 5 a.m. on Thursday, 30 May to midnight on Sunday, 2 June, trams will be running non-stop. With this uninterrupted timetable, TRAM will provide sustainable mobility for festival-goers at this major music festival held mainly in the Forum area.

This stepped-up service is the result of a partnership agreement with the festival organisers that has been renewed for the seventh year running. Thanks to this agreement, trams will be operating 24 hours a day from Thursday to Sunday on line T4, which runs from Estació de Sant Adrià to Ciutadella | Vila Olímpica.

TRAM will be offering a 24-hour service on line T4 from 5 a.m. on Thursday, 30 May until midnight on Sunday, 2 June. There will be double trams running, subject to availability, and the frequency between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. will be every 12 minutes on Thursday and Friday and every 20 minutes on Saturday. In addition, on Wednesday, 29 May, the service on line T4 will be extended for an extra hour, with trams running every 12 minutes from midnight to 1 a.m.

TRAM will interrupt services on line T4 of the Trambesòs network and lines T1, T2 and T3 of the Trambaix network this Sunday, 26 May to accommodate the 10th Diagonal DiR - Guàrdia Urbana race.

On the Trambaix network services will be interrupted between Francesc Macià and Ernest Lluch from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., while line T4 of the Trambesòs network will be interrupted between the El Maresme and Ciutadella | Vila Olímpica stops from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Services on Trambaix are expected to resume at 9 a.m. and on Trambesòs at 10 a.m.

TRAM reminds users that these timetables are approximate and will depend on the organisation and progress of the race.

The rest of the lines on the Trambesòs network will be operating according to the usual timetable.

Barcelona, 3 May 2024. From 9 May, the new Glòries stop will be opened for tram lines T4, T5 and T6 in its definitive location in front of Design Hub Barcelona (DHub). On the same day, the La Farinera and Glòries Meridiana stops will be closed in order to begin the work to definitively remove them.

As of this date, trams will pick up passengers at the new stop in both directions and the pedestrian crossing on the Llobregat side will be opened. This signalled crossing will allow users to access the TRAM platforms and aid the flow of pedestrian traffic from the metro line L1 exit inside the square.

However, the urban development works will continue on most of the Glòries area and part of the tram infrastructure, with access restricted by means of fencing and signage.  

The opening of the new station represents one of the key milestones in phase 1 of the works to connect the tram along Barcelona's Avinguda Diagonal, with the infrastructure work expected to be completed this spring ready for operational tests in the summer.

Information for users

In run up to the opening date, TRAM will post staff in the affected area (La Farinera, Glòries Meridiana and new Glòries stops) to provide users with information and guidance about the changes. Also leaflets with all the information will be available on the trams. The stops will also be duly signposted with posters and indications and information will be provided over the public address system.

In addition, the ATM, Barcelona City Council and TRAM will be providing information on their websites and social networks.

Barcelona, 2 May 2024. This April, the Palau Mercader Museum in Cornellà hosted the launch of the promotional campaign for The Tram Route, with the Baix Llobregat Tourism Consortium, TRAM, Baix Llobregat Regional Council and the towns of Cornellà de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sant Joan Despí and Sant Just Desvern coming together once again to renew their partnership to promote the Route.

This renewal of the partnership will allow the tourist campaign to be consolidated as a means to promote sustainable tourism using public transport. The TRAM Route offers a way to discover key sites, visit emblematic buildings and enjoy the gastronomy on offer in the areas surroundings of the tram line in Baix Llobregat. In addition, one of the great attractions of the Route is the discounts it includes for visiting these tourist and cultural sites accessible via the Trambaix network (lines T1, T2 and T3).

Those attending the launch of the 2024 campaign included the president of the Tourism Consortium and the Baix Llobregat Regional Council, Mrs. Eva M. Martinez; the general manager of TRAM, Mr. Humberto López; the mayoress of Esplugues de Llobregat, Mrs. Pilar Díaz; the mayoress of Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Mrs. Lourdes Borrell; the Deputy Mayor of Environmental and Community Policies of Cornellà de Llobregat, Mr. Claudio Carmona; the president of the Area of Services to the Person and Social Rights councilor for Tourism of Sant Joan Despí, Mr. Alex Medrano; the councilor for Commerce and Tourism and 1st lieutenant of the Mayor of Sant Just Desvern, Mrs. Gina Pol, the councilor for Community Policies of Cornellà de Llobregat, Mr. Sergio Gómez; the councilor of the Economy and Work Service of Esplugues de Llobregat, Mrs. Montse Zamora; and the delegated councilor for Markets, Fairs and Tourism of Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Mrs. Margarita Llongueras.

The attractions of Baix Llobregat and The TRAM Route

The Route proposes tourist experiences and “TRAMendous breaks” throughout Baix Llobregat that are accessible on public transport, such as activities for the whole family to the Can Tinturé and La Rajoleta museums in Esplugues, the Mathematics Museum, or a ride on the little train in the Can Mercader park in Cornellà de Llobregat. You can also discover the Catalan art nouveau architecture of Jujol in Sant Joan Despí and awaken your senses with the interactive 360 degree experience, or take in the impressive Walden building in Sant Just Desvern.

All this, paired with a good gastronomic offering, since the Route also takes visitors to Baix Llobregat’s KM0 restaurants such as the legendary El Mirador in Sant Just Desvern, the modern Plats in Cornellà and the stunningly creative Locura in Sant Joan Despí. In addition, the Route will allow visitors to buy products with the Baix Llobregat Agricultural Park Fresh Produce seal in the local Farmers' Markets and to enjoy nature in urban parks such as Llobregat Park in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Torrents Park in Esplugues, and Torreblanca Park, which runs through Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sant Joan Despí and Sant Just Desvern.

All the information on the Route can be found at www.rutadeltram.cat, as well as on the different TRAM and Baix Llobregat Tourism Consortium platforms. And to enjoy the experience and the special discounts, all you have to do is visit the website, activate the promotion and show it to the establishments so that they can apply the discount directly.

The campaign is active from today until 2024 and will be promoted over the coming months through the digital channels of the Baix Llobregat Tourism Consortium and TRAM, posters and leaflets inside the trams, ads at the stops and a moving billboard on a tram running on the Trambaix network.

About TRAM

TRAM is the company that manages the two tram networks in the Barcelona Metropolitan Region. In 2024, after more than 450 million journeys, it will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the launch of the service, which continues to be the most highly rated public transport service according to the Working Day Mobility Survey carried out by the Metropolitan Transport Area

 

Barcelona, 18 April 2024. This morning saw the presentation of the 7th TRAM Barcelona Open, the international wheelchair tennis tournament which is now in its 7th year. Once again, from 22 to 26 May, the facilities of the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona will be hosting the world’s best players in this sport. In this seventh edition of the event, which is being organised by the Johan Cruyff Foundation with title sponsor TRAM, the Barcelona tram company, and other sponsors Moventis, Quirónsalud, La Vanguardia and Uniqlo, some 50 players from over 22 different countries will be taking part.

The presentation ceremony took place at the Real Club de Tennis Barcelona, as part of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell – 71st Conde de Godó Trophy, and was attended by the Sports Councillor of Barcelona City Council and Sports Delegate for Barcelona regional Council, David Escudé; the Director General of TRAM, Humberto López Vilalta; the Corporate Vice-president of Internal and Institutional Communication of Moventia, Silvia Martí; the Sports Director of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Javier Soler; the Chairman of the Catalan Tennis Federation, Jordi Tamayo; the Head of the Tennis Section of the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona, Carlos Homedes; the Regional Director of Business Development of Quirónsalud, Carlos Seguí; the Director of Sponsorships and Communication of La Vanguardia, Alejandro Teodoro; the ambassadors of the TRAM Barcelona Open, Conchita Martínez and Alex Corretja; the Director of the Cruyff Foundation, Pati Roura; and the Director of the TRAM Barcelona Open, Jose Coronado.

Qualifying tournament for the Paris 2024 Paralympics

 In its seventh edition, the TRAM Barcelona Open has held onto its position in the top category – ITF1, making it the only tournament in this category in our country. This year it will once again be showcasing some of the world’s most exciting players, consolidating it as one of the 10 most important tournaments in the international Uniqlo Wheelchair Tennis Tour. It is also a qualifying tournament for the 2024 Paris Paralympics, as well as the preferred warm-up tournament for the clay court tour prior to the French Open.

Wheelchair tennis is a spectacular sport, with more than 1,000 players in the international ranking and 180 tournaments a year in 40 countries around the world. The only difference to standard tennis is that the ball is allowed to bounce twice, if necessary. Even so, players at this level of competition only use a single bounce on 80% of the points, and the speed of serves can reach 150 km/h.

 

With the TRAM Barcelona Open, for five days the capital of Catalonia, a key city for the worlds of tennis and sport in general, will become a major hub for adapted sports and, on Saturday 25 May and the morning of Sunday 26 May, it will host the finals in the doubles and quad categories, before the grand finals in the men’s and women’s singles categories.

Social goals

In addition to its sporting objectives, the TRAM Barcelona Open also has social goals, specifically bringing visibility to wheelchair tennis and the values it represents – such as equal opportunities and social inclusion (with a special focus on children and young people), through exhibitions, clinics, talks to schools and different activities held to coincide with the tournament.

The TRAM Barcelona Open will be open to the public, and tickets, which are free of charge, can be reserved through the tournament website (www.barcelona-open.com). The tournament can also be followed live through its official mobile app (TRAM Barcelona Open) available through the App Store and Google Play Store.

TRAM

TRAM is the public transport company that has been managing the Barcelona Metropolitan Region’s two tram networks for the past 20 years in the most efficient way possible, offering the best service to passengers for quick, comfortable and safe travel. It is the most accessible public transport mode and the most highly rated since it was launched, according to the annual Working Day Mobility Survey carried out by the Metropolitan Transport Area. One of its objectives is to generate user confidence in order to overcome and push back limits. The TRAM Barcelona Open is one of the company’s most important Corporate Social Responsibility projects and is framed within its annual CSR Plan as an initiative that promotes equality, inclusion and the will to succeed.

 

 

TRAM has announced the tenth edition of La TRAMa – its annual online competition for the creation of collective stories in Catalan. TRAM users can register and pen their own parts of a collective narrative that will be started off and guided by the well-known writers Maria Climent, Alejandro Palomas, Jordi Puntí, Sílvia Soler and Regina Rodríguez Sirvent.

La TRAMa is looking for 150 literature lovers and tram users over the age of 18 who would like to help create a collective story. Registration opens on Monday 15 April on the TRAM blog – https://bloc.tram.cat. The competition will take place during the month of May, and to take part, all you have to do is choose one of the stories and be available to participate online.

From the initial paragraphs of the five professional writers, 15 different stories will be created, with the only requirement being that the story must be set (either directly or indirectly) on the tram. Each story will be written by a team of ten people, including the professional writer. The main challenge is to achieve a cohesive story out of the contributions from the whole team, so that a qualified jury (to be named at a later date) can choose a winner out of the 15 texts. Participation in the next La TRAMa 2024 literary competition is free of charge and is limited to 150 places.

Prizes for all participants

The ten co-authors of the winning story will have:

  • a free three-month subscription to the newspaper ARA,
  • a €100 voucher to spend in the bookshop Finestres,
  • a two-hour group writing workshop and a two-hour individual workshop at Escriptura Natural,
  • and three two-person tickets for the 2024/25 season at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya.

Furthermore, all the registered participants in the competition who write at least one valid fragment of text will receive:

  • a free three-month subscription to the newspaper ARA,
  • and a two-hour writing workshop at Escriptura Natural.

The La TRAMa 2024 competition is being organised and managed by Quatre Ratlles, a company specialising in virtual collective stories, which is also responsible for the running the platform on which the stories will be created