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Railways of Spain

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Matt Chernak

on 27 April 2010

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Railways of Spain Matt Chernak SPAIN Cascade Tunnel - Everett, WA 7.8 Miles Long
Longest Rail Tunnel in US Johnstown Inclined Plane Steepest Inclined Plane In The World
70.9% Grade (>35 Degrees)
Track: 896.5 Feet Long
Lift: 502.2 Feet High Delaware Aqueduct World's Longest Tunnel System
Water Supply for N.Y.C.
85 Miles Long
Completion in 2020 MADRID BARCELONA PICOS DE EUROPA SEVILLE BILBAO VALENCIA Metro Bilbao Won 2000 European Union Public Transit Award
Two main branches on each side of Nervion River
Before Bilbao, seperate entities ran system Metro Madrid Most complex rail rystem in Spain
Art displayed prominently
Madrid's 5th largest means of employment Metro Seville Founded 1999
Construction 2003
Opened 2009 Most modern rail system in Spain
4 Different Rail Lines
Green chosen because Andalusia's
national color (Seville is the capital) Guadarrama Tunnel Commissioned in 2007
Top speed = 217 MPH
9th longest tunnel in the world - 17.6 miles Metro Valencia Underground & Above-ground rails
Branches out to more rural areas
Tourist card for free trips to museums/restaurants, etc. Metro Barcelona Massive upgrade due to 1992 Olympics
Total Olympic budget = 956,630,090,000 Pesetas ( $7.6 Billion)
36% of 1992 Olympic budget went into public transportation Funicular del Tibidabo 3/4 Mile long
Built in 1901
9 MPH
Funicular de Montjuic 1/2 mile long
Opened 1928
Revamped in 1992 Olympics
$1.50 (US) to ride
Operates every 15 mins.
Funicular del Vallvidrera Built in 1906 - revamped since
Holds 50 passengers
Unmanned - Fully Automatic
Unique A>B>C route

Population of Spain has grown 15 Million in under 50 years FUNICULAR
INCLINED RAILWAY
INCLINED PLANE
CLIFF RAILWAY A UNIQUE FORM OF TRANSPORTATION TUNNELS ? QUESTIONS ? Made from parts of
subway cars to provide
a smoothe,
uniform transition
from the station
to the car itself.
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