The chairman of Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), Enric Ticó; the director of the Catalan Tourist Agency (Agència Catalana de Turisme), Xavier Espasa; and the mayor of Santa Coloma de Cervelló (Baix Llobregat), Gerard Segú, presented this train on Saturday, which the rail company has customized with aesthetic elements of the Gaudí Crypt. The presentation took place at the Colònia Güell station on the Llobregat-Anoia line, coinciding with the Festa del Modernisme which is being held there this weekend.
This customization, the first of a train interior, is an initiative of FGC and the Barcelona Provincial Authority (Diputació), with the collaboration of 3M, Grup ESSA, Nogales Barcelona and Advanced Leisure Services, and seeks to showcase the importance of this historic monument, by Antoni Gaudí, and its link to the rail station.
Environmentally-friendly and sustainable material
The decoration of the train with the most typical architectonic elements of the crypt has been adapted to the layout and particular features of the train interior. Accordingly, the ceiling, doors, sides, seat-backs and end wall of the train have been adorned with a special decoration that shows elements identified with the emblematic Gaudí building: details of the ceiling, the columns, the stained-glass windows, the altar and the crypt’s characteristic pews.
These visual elements are combined with texts explaining the technical feature of the crypt and other points of interest of the construction process which FGC passengers can read while they travel by train. In addition, the type of vinyl used - 3M Envision – is sustainable and PVC-free and therefore is an environmentally friendly solution.