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    Alstom selected to renew Portuguese regional fleets


    PORTUGAL: CP has named Alstom and local partner Domingos da Silva Teixeira as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 117 electric multiple-units.

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    Further upgrading of Portuguese narrow-gauge line approved


    PORTUGAL: The government has approved a further package of work to rehabilitate a section of the last remaining narrow-gauge line on the national network.

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    Porto light rail extension agreed as expansion plan announced


    PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has awarded a consortium of Alberto Couto Alves, FCC Construcción and Contratas y Ventas a €379·5m contract for the construction of light rail line H (Ruby). The 6·4 km Line H would connect Casa da Música on lines A, B, C, E, ...

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    CAF trams on test in Lisboa


    PORTUGAL: Lisboa bus and tram operator Carris has begun testing and driver training with its first new trams for 28 years.

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    Portuguese national rail pass launched


    PORTUGAL: A €49 one-month national rail pass has been launched by operator CP with government funding. The initiative was proposed in parliament in 2022, and funded under the 2023 national budget. The ticket is available to residents and non-residents, and is sold exclusively on the CP ...

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    Stadler agrees Portuguese rolling stock production joint venture


    PORTUGAL: Stadler has signed an agreement with commercial vehicle supplier Salvador Caetano to develop a rolling stock assembly plant and a servicing hub in Portugal.

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    Metro Report International

    Latest Lisboa orbital metro link contract let


    PORTUGAL: A €70m contract was awarded on April 13 to build a 1·9 km link connecting Lisboa’s Green and Yellow metro lines to create a loop through the city centre.

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    Metro Report International

    Metro de Porto unveils CRRC Tangshan light rail vehicle


    PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has officially unveiled the first of 18 Class CT light rail vehicles ordered from CRRC Tangshan, ahead of the planned entry into service in May. CRRC Tangshan beat Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation to win the €49·6m order financed by the Ministry ...

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    Portugal: National plan to boost rail’s market share


    Ambitious plans to connect Portugal’s 10 largest cities by high speed rail form the centrepiece of a comprehensive railway development package unveiled by the Portuguese government late last year. To be completed by 2050, the plan also envisages new suburban corridors and a third bridge over the River Tagus. André Pires  reports.

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    Lisboa – Cascais suburban line voltage conversion contract awarded


    PORTUGAL: A €31·6m contract for the modernisation of the Lisboa Cais do Sodré – Cascais suburban line and the conversion of its electrification from 1·5 kV DC to 25 kV 50 Hz has been awarded to the Spanish-Portuguese Comsa/Fergrupo consortium. The re-electrification will make the line ...

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    Three-phase Portuguese high speed line plan announced


    PORTUGAL: Plans to launch the development of a €4·5bn Lisboa – Porto high speed line as part of the PNI 2030 national investment plan have been announced.

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    Gauge-convertible articulated pocket wagon for Iberia


    INNOTRANS: Tatravagónka and Swiss company Ferriere Cattaneo have developed a six-axle TEN GE articulated pocket wagon for the transport of semi‑trailers, swap bodies and containers. The wagon is equipped with hooks for lifting the bogie frame in order to swap between 1 435 mm and Iberian ...

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    Ex-RENFE coaches enter service with CP


    PORTUGAL: The entry into service of CP’s first ex-RENFE ARCO locomotive-hauled coaches was marked by a ceremony at Valença on July 28, attended by Infrastructure Minister Pedro Nuno Santos and CP Vice-President Pedro Moreira.

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    Next phase of Portuguese coastal railway upgrading underway


    PORTUGAL: Work is set to start on rebuilding and electrifying the central section of the Linha do Oeste corridor between Torres Vedras and Caldas da Rainha following signature of a contract between Infraestruturas de Portugal and the construction consortium on June 28.

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    GTS Rail targets Iberia


    ITALY: GTS Rail has announced a €74m order for Alstom to supply 20 Traxx DC3 locomotives, which will take its fleet to 48 locos, and has said it is looking to enter the Spanish and Portuguese freight markets. GTS Iberia has been established to develop new ...

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    Freight priority in Beira Alta route modernisation


    PORTUGAL: Infraestruturas de Portugal and national operator CP have updated local residents, policymakers and other stakeholders on progress with the €550m modernisation of the Beira Alta railway between Pampilhosa and Guarda.

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    Portugal: Algarve electrification gets up to speed


    Award of the second main contract for the 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of IP’s east-west Algarve Line should see the wires stretching from one end of the country to the other by the end of 2024, explains Andre Pires.

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    Local assembly required in CP fleet renewal


    PORTUGAL: National operator CP expects to award a contract before the end of the year for the supply of 117 suburban and regional electric multiple-units which will include a requirement for construction of a local production facility.

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    Ticketing: Fair play for fare payers


    Automatic detection of fare dodgers has been evaluated on metro networks in Delhi and Lisboa.

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    Captrain buys Takargo in Iberian expansion drive


    PORTUGAL: Rail Logistics Europe has purchased private freight operator Takargo from the Mota-Engil construction group, subject to formal approval by the competition authorities. Founded in 2006 as part of Mota-Engil’s diversification strategy, Takargo was the first independent operator to apply for paths on the Portuguese network ...