The Tren Granota starts a new season

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The emblematic vehicle, which runs between Les Planes and Sabadell and Terrassa stations, will be in operation until December.

The Granota Train is part of the range of tourist transport that, under the generic Turistren brand, is managed by FGC Turisme.

Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) launches, for one more season, the service of the Barcelona-Vallès line: the historic train UT-400, popularly known as the Tren Granota, which is part of the train offer tourist from Turistren. This train was declared a Cultural Property of General Interest in 2023 by the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

The train, which made its first run this season on April 7, will offer service on the following six Sundays in 2024: May 5, June 2, September 22, October 6, November 3 and 1 december You will find all the information about the timetables here. On each journey, the train will stop at all intermediate stations, where passengers can get on and off the vehicle.

To access the Granota Train you need an integrated ticket or an FGC own ticket. The tariff zone varies according to the station of origin and destination. More information about fees at the following link.

A look at the past

The Tren Granota is a tribute to all those hardworking people who did their bit to build, in the midst of the post-war period, a new type of vehicle that was in circulation for more than 50 years.

Its popular name comes from its characteristic green color and large headlights on the front of the train, which resemble a frog. Today, the Tren Granota, which was launched for the first time in 1944, represents a historical jewel in Catalonia and highlights the Catalan railway heritage.

Activities in the territory

Along the route of the Granota Train you can visit the following proposals located in Vallès Occidental:

  1. The modernist station of Les Planes, built in 1916, is located in Collserola and has recovered its original appearance thanks to a restoration. It is characterized by the late modernist style and its context of creating garden cities.
  2. Sant Quirze del Vallès Modernist Station: Located in the town of Sant Quirze del Vallès, it was inaugurated in 1922 when the section between Sant Cugat Center and Sabadell-Estació was opened.
  3. The towns of Terrassa, Rubí and Sabadell: With a great cultural heritage and natural spaces that allow you to enjoy the tranquility.
  4. The Serra de Collserola Natural Park, with more than 8,000 hectares of surface, is the largest green area in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. It is an ideal place to discover everything by walking, taking excursions or routes on foot or by bike.
  5. The Science and Technology Museum of Terrassa: Located in an impressive modernist industrial building in Terrassa, it offers a tour of industrial heritage and science through an exceptional collection of objects related to the industrial past and spaces exhibitions adapted to the family audience. “The textile factory” is the star exhibition of the Museum, which highlights the wool production process through the spaces of the old Vapor Aymerich, Amat i Jover factory, built in 1907, and which is currently the headquarters of the Museum.

For more information you can consult the FGC Turisme tourist train press kit.

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