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The abandoned railway station in Torrent (ENG)

From 1884 to 1956 there was a train line that connected Flaçà with Palamós. They were small size trains, with a width of only 75 centimeters. The train line was bought by a Belgian company in 1906, Sociètè Anonyme dels Chemins de Fer Économiques in Catalogne, which would add a new line between Flaçà and Girona after the World War I.

There were small stations in each of the villages connected by the line, some of which are still conserved, being the buildings used to offer municipal services. Others however, have disappeared or are completely abandoned. This is the case of the old station in Torrent.
Here is where the most difficult part of the train trip began, in the section known as els revolts de Torrent (the curves in Torrent). On Fridays, when there was the big market day in La Bisbal d'Empordà, the train used to be filled up to the top with people and merchandises to be put on sale later on in the weekly market. Passengers had to get off the train, and catch again on the top of the hill. The engine was not powerful enough for this extra weight.

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