The Barcelona metro network was extended by 20km on February 12 with the opening of the southern section of the automated Line 9 and now is connects Barcelona with both Airport terminals. The new section of the L9 has fifteen stations, six of which connect to other subway lines and suburban trains.

The new line section connects three municipalities of the metropolitan area: Barcelona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat and El Prat de Llobregat, and facilitates access by public transport to education centres, commercial zones, logistics and economic development areas such as City of Justice, Mercabarna and Fira de Barcelona.

L9 Sud runs the distance of 19.6 kilometers and links the Termital 1 of the Airport and Zona Universitària in 32 minutes. Barcelona metro’s line 9 runs as a driverless Unattended Train Operation (UTO), allowing trains to circulate autonomously.