The Cement Train is a line that historically linked the old Asland de Castellar de n'Hug cement factory with Guardiola de Berguedà, from where the narrow gauge railway line to Berga and Manresa started. In 2014 it celebrated 100 years of its first public passenger service.
Owned by the Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), this old train runs for 3.5 km and stops at 4 stations: La Pobla de Lillet, Puebla Centro, Jardines Artigas and Museo del Cemento-Castellar de n'Hug. The journey, which lasts approximately 20 minutes, is carried out by a diesel locomotive with four cars that have a capacity for 25 passengers each.
Popularly called "train" it will be open to the public and will be in uninterrupted commercial service during the summer holidays, from July 17 to September 5.
The train runs every weekend and on holidays, from March 27 to 21 of November. The rest of the days (during these months), the Cement Train is available to groups and schools with prior reservation.
We can check prices and schedules in the following link.
DO WANT TO DISCOVER THE ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE CEMENT TRAIN?
A museum to travel back in time and discover the history of the factory and its surroundings. This unique modernist building allows visitors to delve into the world of Portland cement manufacturing. Also, if you are with the smallest of the house, the Cement Museum proposes the activity "The treasures of the clinquerons", a game of discovery of the space guided by the goblins of the factory. In addition, the restaurant service is offered at La Cantina.
An undeservedly unknown jewel in our lands are the Artigas Gardens, an excellent representation of a modernist garden designed by the renowned Antoni Gaudí, as a token of gratitude to the family when they welcomed him into their home while working on the construction of the Zalet de Catallàs, what would be the housing for the workers and engineers of the coal mines.
Historical Trains Exhibition:
If you are a train lover, this is your place.
The old railway station in La Pobla de Lillet hosts the Historical Trains exhibition. This is where the route on the Cement Train currently begins, it is the old station known by the name of the siding.
In this exhibition you will find all kinds of secondary, industrial and tourist railways in the Llobregat Valley.