Cercanías

Cercanías
Renfe Cercanías.svg
Renfe Aldiriak.svg Renfe Rodalia.svg Rodalies de Catalunya logo.svg
Overview
Owner Renfe Operadora & Regional Rail Operators (FGC)
Transit type Commuter rail

Cercanías (Spanish: [θerkaˈni.as]) is the name given to the commuter rail systems of Spain's major metropolitan areas. In the Valencian Community, the term is replaced by Rodalia (Valencian: [roðaˈli.a]), while the designation Aldiriak (Basque: [aldiɾiak]) is used in the Basque Country. In Catalonia (where a different company is the main operator), it is commonly known as Rodalies (Catalan: [ruðəˈli.əs]).

Operated by the national rail company Renfe Operadora, Cercanías are in the process of being transferred to the regional autonomous governments, that is the case of former Rodalies Barcelona, which was handed over to the Catalan Government and was renamed "Rodalies de Catalunya".

There are currently twelve Cercanías systems in Spain (including the distinct Rodalies system in Catalonia): Asturias, Bilbao, Cádiz, Catalonia, Madrid, Málaga, Murcia/Alicante, Santander, San Sebastián, Seville, Valencia, and Zaragoza. It is well linked to Metro systems in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia.

The Madrid network was the target of the 2004 Madrid train bombings. The attacks, which killed 191 people in Santa Eugenia, El Pozo and Atocha stations, were the bloodiest terrorist actions in Spain to date.

List of Cercanías / Rodalies / Rodalia / Aldiriak systems

Map of Spain with all of the current Cercanías systems. The Rodalies de Catalunya system is also shown.

Rolling stock

The Cercanías services use these rolling stock:

Series Area Image
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442 Madrid Cercanias-madrid-c9-line-train-cotos.jpg
446 Bilbao
Madrid
Santander
Sevilla
Cercanias en Herrera.jpg
447 Madrid
Valencia
Barcelona
Girona
Tarragona
San Sebastian
447 Castellbisbal.jpg
450/451 Madrid
Barcelona
Ut 450 STVC.jpg
592 Murcia/Alicante
Valencia
Sevilla
59225M RibaTuria.jpg
Civia Asturias
Cádiz
Madrid
Barcelona
Girona
Málaga
Sevilla
Valencia
Zaragoza
Santander
Utebo 01.JPG

Transference

Renfe Cercanías is going to be transferred to the Autonomous Communities.

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