What is Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya?
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya ( Catalan pronunciation: [ˌfɛrukəˈrilz ðə lə ʒənəɾəliˈtad də kətəˈluɲə], “Catalan Government Railways”), or FGC, is a railway company which operates several unconnected lines in Catalonia, Spain . The lines operated include metro and commuter lines in and around the city of Barcelona,
How many funicular railways does the FGC operate?
The FGC also operates four funicular railways : The Funicular de Sant Joan, from the upper station of the Montserrat Rack Railway to the summit of the mountain of Montserrat. The Funicular de Santa Cova, also from the upper station of the Montserrat Rack Railway to a nearby shrine.
What are the mountain railway lines of the FGC?
The FGC operates three mountain railway lines: The Montserrat Rack Railway, which runs from Monistrol, on FGC’s suburban line to Manresa (R5), to the mountain-top monastery of Montserrat. This line re-opened in 2003, having opened in 1892 and closed in 1957. It is of metre gauge using the Abt rack railway system.
What is the history of the FGC in Barcelona?
FGC train (111 series) in Barcelona. FGC was founded on September 5, 1979 to manage lines whose ownership was transferred from the state-owned FEVE to the Generalitat of Catalonia in 1978 as part of the process of regional devolution under the Spanish Constitution of 1978.