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With the train reached modernity

On January 26, 1862 the first train arrived in the city of Girona.

Symbol of modernity and progress, the train represented for the city full integration into the new industrial age. Overall was seen with expectations of positive change and had a great reception with the official opening party on March 3, an anniversary of 150 years. The station was outside the walls and occupied a space that had always kept free of buildings for the defense of Girona, which until the end of the century was military stronghold. The city is thoroughly prepared for the reception. Local institutions were spent 4,000 rals for the celebration of the day. During the early years, it took five hours to get from Girona to Barcelona and accidents were constant until they opened the phone and the automatic brake early 20th century



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