Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya
FGC Infrastructure and International
Josep Carles Teres Casals
Antoni Sedó s/n.
08919 Rubi. Barcelona
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) is the regional railways company operating suburban train lines. It is a public company created on September 5, 1979 to run the railway lines in the geographical framework of Catalonia and which is not part of the RENFE network.
FGC’s mission is to manage with efficiency the services and infrastructures that have assigned to it as public company with the aim of contributing to the improvement of the mobility in Catalunya and to offer profitable leisure services to the public, in accordance with customer expectations. Main goals are improving services and operations to support better decision making, help reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction and improve efficiency.
The network of the FGC comprises two main lines (the Barcelona–Vallès and Llobregat-Anoia lines) with a total amount of 81 million of passengers in 2008. There are also two rack railway lines, one from Monistrol to Montserrat, and another from Ribes de Fresser to Nuria, and four funiculars (Santa Cova, Sant Joan, Vallvidrera and Gelida). It also manages the mountain resorts of La Molina and Vall de Núria, in the part of the Pyrenees in Girona.
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya has a staff of more than 1,400. This includes the manning of its main network, the Vall de Núria and La Molina installations and the funicular railways and rack railway at Montserrat.