Milestones

CTB

2017

Inauguration Line 3 of the Metro Service.

April 8, 2017

Reopening of the Urduliz Metro station

April 10, 2017

2016

Information and topping up of Barik cards via the Barik NFC app.

February 29, 2016.

Incorporation of all three cards used in the three territories of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country (Barik, BAT & Mugi) throughout the Euskotren general line.

May 26, 2016.

Incorporation of the BAT fare card on Metro Bilbao.

June 9, 2016.

2015

Introduction of the Gazte Bilbao monthly pass.

January 14, 2015.

Topping up of Barik cards via the CTB website.

December 9, 2015.

2014

Metro Bilbao extension.

Kabiezes station.

June 28, 2014.

Introduction of the Gazte Metro Bilbao and Gazte Bizkaibus monthly pass.

July 21, 2014.

Implementation of tourist fares on the Bilbao Bizkaia Card.

July 9, 2014.

Incorporation of the Barik card on the Vitoria tramway and of the BAT & Mugi cards on the Bilbao tramway.

December, 2014.

2012

Massive implementation of Barik The contactless card used in public transport in Bizkaia.

October 1, 2012.

2011

Metro Bilbao extension

Ariz and Basauri stations

February 28 and November 11, 2011.

2009

The Large Family ticket was launched.

January 1, 2009.

Metro Bilbao extension.

Peñota and Santurtzi stations.

July 4, 2009.

2008

The GIZATRANS ticket was launched

January 1, 2008.

2007

Metro Bilbao extension.

Abatxolo and Portugalete stations.

January 20, 2007.

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2005

Inauguration Sestao and Etxebarri stations.

January 8, 2005

2004

Launching of BARIK smartcard pilot project.

2002

Inauguration of 1st phase of Metro Bilbao Line 2, San Inazio-Urbinaga April 13, 2002

2000

Contract for superstructure work on Line 2.

The CREDITRANS uniform ticket was launched.

1999

Adquisition of 13 new trains.

1997

Work on Line 2 begun.

In March, 1997, work was begun on Line 2 in Galindo

1996-1997

Inauguration of Gobela station and the Casco Viejo-Bolueta branch.

1995

Inauguration of Line 1 of the Metro

Coinciding with the inauguration, the 65th meeting of the International Committee of Metros of the UITP and the 9th General Assembly of ALAMYS were held

1994

Work on the superstructure of Line 1 is begun

1993

The first 24 trains are acquired.

1992

The company Metro Bilbao, S.A. is established.

1988-1990

Work on Line 1 began in Erando and downtown Bilbao.

1985-1987

Metro Building Plan

Financial agreement between the institutions to build Line 1.

1977-1979

First blueprint for the Undergound (or Metro) and preliminary draft alternatives.

1975-1977

Establishment of the Biscay Transport Consortium

The Consortium plans, builds, administers, and coordinates transport resources in Biscay.

The Underground and the Creditrans ticket are milestones which hearald a bright future for public transport.