Lutxana is a station of the Line 1 of Metro Bilbao. It is located in the neighborhood of Lutxana-Enekuri in the municipality of Erandio, in the Greater Bilbao area; the station before is the station after is San Inazio. It is one of the three stations located in this municipality, along with Astrabudua; this station has a fare-free parking. Its fare zone is B0. 16, San José de Lutxana Street Station interior
Kabiezes (Metro Bilbao)
Kabiezes is the north-western terminus of the Line 2 of Metro Bilbao. The station is located in the neighborhood of Kabiezes, in the municipality of Santurtzi, in the Greater Bilbao area; the station after is Santurtzi. The station's accesses are located in: Antonio Alzaga avenue Lauaxeta street Antonio Alzaga avenue Line 2 Metro Bilbao
Plentzia (Metro Bilbao)
Plentzia is the north-eastern terminus of the Line 1 of Metro Bilbao. It is located in the municipality of Plentzia, in the comarca of Mungialdea inside Bilbao metropolitan area, it is an at-grade station and its fare zone is C. It is located on the right bank Butrón-Plentzia River, it is connected to the rest of the municipality by a passenger bridge. The section between Urduliz station and Plentzia station is linked by Metro Bilbao in five minutes, making it the longest interval between stations throughout the entire Bilbao subway network; the station is connected to Bizkaibus lines A3451 and A3499. 2, Geltoki street
Bilbao is a city in northern Spain, the largest city in the province of Biscay and in the Basque Country as a whole. It is the largest city proper in northern Spain. Bilbao is the tenth largest city in Spain, with a population of 345,141 as of 2015; the Bilbao metropolitan area has 1 million inhabitants, making it one of the most populous metropolitan areas in northern Spain. Bilbao is the main urban area in what is defined as the Greater Basque region. Bilbao is situated in the north-central part of Spain, some 16 kilometres south of the Bay of Biscay, where the economic social development is located, where the estuary of Bilbao is formed, its main urban core is surrounded by two small mountain ranges with an average elevation of 400 metres. Its climate is shaped by the Bay of Biscay low-pressure systems and mild air, moderating summer temperatures by Iberian standards, with low sunshine and high rainfall; the annual temperature range is low for its latitude. After its foundation in the early 14th century by Diego López V de Haro, head of the powerful Haro family, Bilbao was a commercial hub of the Basque Country that enjoyed significant importance in Green Spain.
This was due to its port activity based on the export of iron extracted from the Biscayan quarries. Throughout the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, Bilbao experienced heavy industrialisation, making it the centre of the second-most industrialised region of Spain, behind Barcelona. At the same time an extraordinary population explosion prompted the annexation of several adjacent municipalities. Nowadays, Bilbao is a vigorous service city, experiencing an ongoing social and aesthetic revitalisation process, started by the iconic Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, continued by infrastructure investments, such as the airport terminal, the rapid transit system, the tram line, the Azkuna Zentroa, the under development Abandoibarra and Zorrozaurre renewal projects. Bilbao is home to football club Athletic Club de Bilbao, a significant symbol for Basque nationalism due to its promotion of only Basque players and one of the most successful clubs in Spanish football history. On 19 May 2010, the city of Bilbao was recognised with the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, awarded by the city state of Singapore, in collaboration with the Swedish Nobel Academy.
Considered the Nobel Prize for urbanism, it was handed out on 29 June 2010. On 7 January 2013, its mayor, Iñaki Azkuna, received the 2012 World Mayor Prize awarded every two years by the British foundation The City Mayors Foundation, in recognition of the urban transformation experienced by the Biscayan capital since the 1990s. On 8 November 2017, Bilbao was chosen the Best European City 2018 at The Urbanism Awards 2018, awarded by the international organisation The Academy of Urbanism; the official name of the town is Bilbao, as known in most languages of the world. Euskaltzaindia, the official regulatory institution of the Basque language, has agreed that between the two possible names existing in Basque and Bilbo, the historical name is Bilbo, while Bilbao is the official name. Although the term Bilbo does not appear in old documents, in the play The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare, there is a reference to swords made of Biscayan iron which he calls "bilboes", suggesting that it is a word used since at least the sixteenth century.
There is no consensus among historians about the origin of the name. Accepted accounts state that prior to the 12th century the independent rulers of the territory, named Senores de Zubialdea, were known as Senores de Bilbao la Vieja; the symbols of their patrimony are the church used in the shield of Bilbao to this day. One possible origin was suggested by the engineer Evaristo de Churruca, he said. For Bilbao this would be the result of the union of the Basque words for river and cove: Bil-Ibaia-Bao; the historian José Tussel Gómez argues that it is just a natural evolution of the Spanish words bello vado, beautiful river crossing. On the other hand, according to the writer Esteban Calle Iturrino, the name derives from the two settlements that existed on both banks of the estuary, rather than from the estuary itself; the first, where the present Casco Viejo is located, would be called billa, which means stacking in Basque, after the configuration of the buildings. The second, on the left bank, where now Bilbao La Vieja is located, would be called vaho, Spanish for mist or steam.
From the union of these two derives the name Bilbao, written as Bilvao and Biluao, as documented in its municipal charter. An -ao ending is present in nearby Sestao and Ugao, that could be explained from Basque aho, "mouth"; the demonym is "bilbaíno, -a", although the popular pronunciation bilbaino/a is frequent. In euskera it is bilbotar, sometimes used in Spanish within the Basque Country; the village is affectionately known by its inhabitants as «the botxo», that is, «the hole», since it is surrounded by mountains. The nickname "botxero" is derived from this nickname. Another nickname that Bilbao receives is that of "chimbos", which comes from birds that were hunted in large numbers in these places during the XIX century; the titles, the flag and the coat of arms are Bilbao's traditional symbols and belong to its historic patrimony, being used in formal acts, for the identification and decoration of specific places or for the validation of documents. TitlesBilbao holds the historic category of borough, with the titles of "Very noble and loyal and unbeaten" ("Mu
Etxebarri (Metro Bilbao)
Etxebarri is a station of line 1 and line 2 of Metro Bilbao. It is the south terminus of line 1; the station is located in the municipality of Etxebarri, part of the Bilbao metropolitan area and it was opened in 2005. The station is on Fuenlabrada street, next to a ride parking facility; the station is served by the line 1 to Plentzia, being this station its terminus. Passengers willing to interchange from one line to the other may do so in this station or in any other until San Inazio; the bus services are provided by Etxebarribus, a municipal bus service managed by the Etxebarri city hall. The metro station is the starting point of the two lines of the service; the original project of the line 5 of the metro network was unveiled in 2008, with the final project presented in 2010. It involved the creation of a new underground line between the cities of Etxebarri and Galdakao connecting with the Galdakao-Usansolo hospital; this original proyect determined the Etxebarri station to be the head of the new line, where it would connect with the existing two lines of the system.
The economic crisis that has since affected the region has delayed the project and altered some aspects of it. In May 2018, the Basque Nationalist Party and the Socialist Party of the Basque Country presented a new proposal which suggested the possibility of taking advantage of the existing overground rail infrastructure between Etxebarri and Galdakao managed by Euskotren Trena in place of the original underground project. According to the political institutions, a final decision had not yet been taken
San Ignazio (Metro Bilbao)
San Ignazio is a station of line 1 and line 2 of Metro Bilbao. It is located in part of the Deustu district; the station is in close proximity to the Elorrieta football field. It was opened on 11 November, 1995. San Ignazio is the only one of the Metro Bilbao underground stations to have three tracks and an island platform; the station is bigger due to it being the last of the shared section between lines 1 and 2 northbound, with each line splitting into a different tunnel after the station. Unlike the other underground stations within the city, it does not have the typical cavern-shaped layout, it was designed by Norman Foster. 162 Lehendakari Agirre St. 167 Lehendakari Agirre St. 179 Lehendakari Agirre St. 2 Levante Plaza 170 Lehendakari Agirre St. The station is served by Line 1 to Etxebarri and Plentzia and Line 2 to Basauri and Santurtzi. There are trains to San Inazio every two minutes, as both lines run in the same direction, trains from line 2 to Santurtzi and Bidezabal every five minutes and to Plentzia every twenty minutes.
There are extended services on weekends. Passengers looking to interchange from line 1 to line 2 or vice versa may do it in this station; the station is served by the following local Bilbobus lines: 10 Elorrieta - Plaza Circular 13 San Ignazio - Txurdinaga 18 San Ignazio - Zorrotza 71 Miribilla - San IgnazioThe following Bizkaibus lines serve this station: A2314 Bilbao - Erandio Goikoa - UPV/EHU A3411 Bilbao - Getxo - Azkorri Line 1 Metro Bilbao Deusto
BizkaiBus is the name for bus services serving the province of Biscay, Spain. It is named after the Basque name of Bizkaia; the buses can be identified by their distinctive green livery. The bus network is integrated in the Creditrans ticket system. BizkaiBus is the result of the combination of several companies that offered bus travel services in the province of Biscay, TCSA, CAV, PESA, Euskotren and Autobuses de Lujua; the service is funded by the authority of Biscay or Diputacion Foral and operates as many as 100 bus lines. Some of the lines are seasonal, only operate during certain months, for example a number of summer season lines to beach areas. Various bus companies have joined the Bizkaibus consortium over the years; the bus lines of EuskoTren joined in the year 2002, Adnor joined in 2005, Autobuses de Lujua in 2006. Of the original companies offering bus public transport in Biscay Vigiola remains the only non-affiliated bus operator. In 2006 the line between Bilbao and Castro Urdiales was excluded from Bizkaibus, as the line was funded by the Biscay local authority and the town of Castro Urdiales lies in the province of Cantabria.
The service was used by over 30 million passengers during 2007 six per cent less than a year before. The expansion of Metro Bilbao along the left bank of the Greater Bilbao metropolitan area has affected Bizkaibus since the year 2002, when the first stations of the underground were opened in Barakaldo. Subsequent extensions to Sestao in 2005 and Portugalete in 2007 have affected passenger numbers; the busiest lines during 2006 were the following: A3129: Lutxana - Cruces/Gurutzeta - Santurtzi: 1,874,251 A3135: Sestao - Kabiezes: 1,771,347 A3142: Santurtzi - Barakaldo - Retuerto: 1,421,398 A3115: Bilbao - Santurtzi: 1,419,939 A3621: Bilbao - Basauri - Galdakao: 946,658 There are around 100 lines operated by Bizkaibus. The numbering system depends on the zone of Biscay; the routes in Uribe Kosta begin with 21, University routes begin with 23, the routes on the left bank of Greater Bilbao begin with 31, those of the right bank of Greater Bilbao are prefixed 34, the River Nervion area routes are designated with the number 36, the Encartaciones region 33, the routes operated by the company CAV the number 35, PESA the number 39.
From Bailén street: A-3511 Bilbao - Galdakao - Larrabetzu A-3613 Bilbao - Ugao-Miraballes. Euskadi and Bilbao Exhibition Center A-3137 Bilbao - Barakaldo through Hurtado de Amézaga and Lutxana A-3144 Bilbao - Gurutzeta - Barakaldo through Ugarte, Max Center and Megapark A-3336 Bilbao - Muskiz through Ortuella A-3337 Bilbao - Muskiz through the N-634 road A-3514 Bilbao - Zornotza - Gernika A-3515 Bilbao - Zornotza - Gernika - Bermeo A-3911 Bilbao - Galdakao Hospital- Lemoa - Durango A-3912 Bilbao - Galdakao Hospital - Lemoa - Durango - Ermua - Eibar A-3917 Bilbao - Galdakao Hospital - Lemoa - Zeanuri A-3925 Bilbao - Lemoa - Otxandio - Ubide from Gran Vía de Don Diego López de Haro: A-3151 Bilbao - Santurtzi - Portugalete through freeway from Termibus: A-0651 Bilbao - Zalla - Balmaseda A-2153 Bilbao - Loiu - Aiartza A-2318 Termibús - UPV/EHU through freeway A-3247 Bilbao - Bilbao Airport A-3341 Bilbao - Sodupe - Arrespalditza A-3342 Bilbao - Sodupe - Artziniega A-3343 Bilbao - Sodupe A-3414 Bilbao - Getxo through the Artxanda tunnel A-3512 Bilbao - Lekeitio through freeway A-3513 Bilbao - Galdakao Hospital - Gernika - Ea - Lekeitio A-3523 Bilbao - Galdakao Hospital - Gernika - Lekeitio - Mendexa A-3915 Bilbao - Durango - Ondarroa A-3916 Bilbao - Ermua - Ondarroa A-3923 Bilbao - Durango - Elorrio A-3926 Bilbao - Ermua - Eibar through freeway A-3927 Bilbao - Lemona - Zeanuri through freeway A-3930 Bilbao - Galdakao through freeway A-3933 Bilbao - Durango through freeway from Arenal park: A-3216 Bilbao - Artxanda A-3223 Bilbao - Larrabetzu.
From Moyúa square: A-3224 Bilbao - Derio- Technologic Park A-3250 Bilbao - Technologic Park through the tunnel of Artxanda A-3516 Bilbao - Mungia through freeway A-3517 Bilbao - Derio - Mungia A-3518 Bilbao - Mungia - Bakio through freeway A-3527 Bilbao - Mungia - Bermeo through freeway from 10 Henao street: A-3411 Bilbao - Getxo through Erandio A-3413 Bilbao - Getxo - Aizkorri Official site