Economy and ecology in the underground

After more than one year worried about the crisis and even more time worried about the environment, it’s surprising to see that obvious measures are not taken. When you access the underground in Barcelona, you enter an electronic world full of screens, loudspeakers and light signs. This applies not only to the corridors, but also…

And so this is (still) Christmas

About nobody ever bothering creating a department or hiring someone to control the image of the underground of Barcelona or how the ones who should be doing this don’t care at all. Everybody knows that most of the public transport companies are not too worried about linguistics. If you know some other language apart from…

A place to stay

Some weeks ago, I told you about the savage animals ― in the most pejorative meaning of it ― that you can find in the underground. I wrote about what happens at the doors of the trains, but that was just one of the many annoying things those animals are capable to do. I’m going…

Ladies at the underground doors

People who use the underground are, by definition, rude savages. It’s hard to survive down there if you’re not one of them, mainly because they awake your instincts and you end up imprisoned. Let’s focus on a tiny spot: the doors. They are few more than one meter wide and act for few seconds in…

Renfe 5 of ¿5? – Viggo said it

  That’s it, ladies and gentlemen, Renfe is back to delight us with a new chapter. And they couldn’t have done it better, for they announce it themselves. The circulation of trains in Sant Andreu Arenal station was held up for six months in lines R3, R4 and R7. They said it was to improve the service and, moreover, it wouldn’t…

Renfe 2 of ¿4? – A transport gymkhana

Today I take up the selection of the greatest Renfe moments with a change you might have noticed: the number of stories went up to four. Anyway, let’s focus on this week subject. As a public company, Renfe has some cultural duties towards the citizens. And no cultural activity can compare to a gymkhana. So, not many…

Renfe 1 of ¿3? – Trains also stall

Railways Evidently Not Functioning Ever. I know it’s a coarseness to resort to this development of the acronym, but it’s so true. I’ve made a selection of the last greatest moments from our railway company. There are three of them by now, but I don’t dare close the list. Do never underestimate Renfe’s overcoming ability.…