Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona

Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) is the main public transit operator in Barcelona. A combination of two formerly-separate companies, Ferrocarril Metropolità de Barcelona, SA. and Transports de Barcelona, SA., it runs most of the metro and local bus lines in Barcelona and the metropolitan area.

Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona
Founded1979; 44 years ago (1979)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
HeadquartersBarcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Area served
Barcelona metropolitan area
Key people
Gerardo Lertxundi Albéniz
ServicesPublic transport infrastructure operation and managing
RevenueIncrease 711.164 million (2010)
Increase €3.847 million (2010)
Total assetsIncrease €1.113 billion (2010)
OwnerÀrea Metropolitana de Barcelona
Number of employees
8,037 (2010)

The bus network serves Barcelona and the metropolitan area through 109 lines that cover a total distance of 920.62 kilometres. The Barcelona Metro network has 123 stations. It is formed by six lines and a funicular railway. In 2016, TMB carried 578.75 million passengers and had 7,744 employees.[1]

There is also an authority in Barcelona that seeks to coordinate and integrate other public transport companies (such as TRAMMET, for the local trams) into the same network, Autoritat del Transport Metropolità.

Logo historyEdit

TMB changed its logo in 2014 after introducing a stencil-style variant of Helvetica for their publicity.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona

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