As a result, the port area rail modal share has now increased with 9% of export and import containers now transported to or from the Port of Barcelona by train, up from 2.5% in only five years.
In recent years, railway companies operating at the Port of Barcelona have progressively increased their range of services and destinations. A broad railway network now connects the Port of Barcelona to the main nodes of the Iberian Peninsula (such as Zaragoza, Madrid, Lisbon, Bilbao, Burgos, Vitoria and Lleida) and French freight hub of Lyon (Barcelyon Express service), from where trains can connect to an extensive network of destinations in Europe (Strasbourg, Ludwigshafen and Bordeaux, among others).
Containers however, are not the only cargo transported by train at the Port. Both new vehicles (mainly for export) and bulk cargo volumes have also shown significant volume increases