Work starts to reopen Guarda – Covilhã link

Some track renewals were undertaken at Caria, around 10 km north of Covilhã, in 2009, but upgrading work was never completed and the line to Guarda fell out of use. (Photo: Dario Silva)

PORTUGAL: Minister of Planning & Infrastructure Pedro Marques has announced the start of work to rehabilitate the Guarda – Covilhã section of the Beira Baixa route by mid-2019. To be completed within a budget of €88m, rehabilitation of the railway, which has been out of use since 2009, would provide ...

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