Orientation & Geography

Europe, Spain, Barcelona

Sagrera railway station (Catalan Estació de la Sagrera, Spanish Estación de la Sagrera) is a major transport hub in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain currently under construction, with completion planned for 2012. It will be a train and Barcelona Metro station that will serve the north of the city, with services on the AVE Madrid-Barcelona high-speed rail line as well as regular international, regional and commuter trains of Rodalies Barcelona. It is located in the Sagrera neighbourhood, in the Sant Andreu district of Barcelona. The main architect in charge of the project is Frank Gehry. It will be one out of two AVE stations in Barcelona, with Estació de Sants in the south, and Sagrera in the north. It is currently under construction with funds from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Barcelona City Council. A transformation of the area will take place as well, as it is made up of large industrial surfaces, some of which are no longer used. Its name is sometimes displayed as Sagrera | TAV to avoid confusion with a similarly named metro station Intercanviador de Sagrera-Meridiana. TAV is short for Tren d'alta velocitat ("high-speed train"). It will be served by Barcelona Metro line L4 and in a few years, also by L9/L10.