Mobility and prevention recommendations for Catalan National Day

Extra services will be in operation to guarantee mobility on Monday, 11 September, with additional public transport services being laid on. Citizens are recommended to get around on foot or using the metro to avoid the stations closest to the mobilisation, which may be closed depending on the volume of people. The use of private vehicles should be avoided in the city centre and it is important people follow advice issued by Civil Protection.

Mobility recommendations

  • Metro: Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona will be laying on extra services on the metro network with 50% more trains between 2 pm and 8.30 pm. As from 4 pm people are recommended to avoid the following stops: Passeig de Gràcia (L2, L3 and L4), Diagonal (L3 and L5) and Catalunya (L1 and L3), and use the following alternatives: Verdaguer (L4 and L5), Girona (L4), Universitat (L1 and L2) and Urquinaona (L1 and L4).
  • FGC trains: As from 11 am the number of trains on the Barcelona-Vallès line will be stepped up. The L6 service (Sarrià) will use the S5 service to S5-Sant Cugat and the Llobregat-Anoia line will double the capacity of the majority of its trains, which will circulate the same as on a working day.
  • Rodalies trains: Renfe will also be laying on extra services for the mobilisation, with more trains between 2 pm and 10 pm. Regional trains connecting with Girona, Lleida and Tarragona will circulate according to public holiday timetables.
  • Disruptions to buses and Bicing: From 3 pm to 9 pm, disruptions are anticipated on 34 bus routes going around or through the city centre. Bicycles from the following Bicing stations will also be removed from 7 am to 8 pm C/ Aragó, between Passeig de Sant Joan and C/ Casanova, Passeig de Gràcia and Plaça Catalunya.

You can keep track of disruptions to public transport via the TMB Twitter account, @TMBinfo, as well as @FGC and @Rodalies.

  • Traffic disruptions: As from 3 pm traffic will not be allowed to circulate in the streets where the mobilisation will take place (Plaça de Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia and Carrer Aragó, between Passeig de Sant Joan and Carrer Casanova). Beforehand, as from 7 am, parking will not be allowed along the same roads or in the Jardinets de Salvador Espriu (Jardinets de Gràcia).
  • Citizens are recommended to avoid the use of private vehicles in the city centre. Besides the streets mentioned, the City Police may also cut traffic in other places depending on the volume of pedestrians.

Recommendations for prevention

  • Keep track of official information on the event and transport recommendations.
  • Always keep ID on you.
  • Identify emergency exit points.
  • If attending with children, carry them or hold their hand. Make sure they have their personal data on them and some contact details.
  • Don’t climb on bannisters, railings, unfixed or unstable street furniture.
  • If meeting others, agree on a meeting point in case you split up or get lost.
  • It’s important to wear comfy clothing and sturdy footwear which protects your feet, as well as taking water with you.
  • If you need to contact others, use text messages and avoid voice calls.
  • After the event, be patient and leave in an organised fashion.
  • If there is an emergency, keep calm and pay attention to instructions from emergency services.
  • Remember, the number to call for emergencies is 112.