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    Construction contracts awarded as Porto light rail network expands


    PORTUGAL: The Metro do Porto management board has approved the award of two construction packages for expansion of the city’s light rail network to a consortium of Alberto Couto Alves and Ferrovial Agroman. Worth €189m, the first package covers construction of the 3∙1 km Line G ...

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    AC conversion planned in Cascais line upgrade


    PORTUGAL: An allocation of €50m from the Cohesion Fund to support modernisation of the 25 km suburban railway between Lisboa and the coastal town of Cascais was approved by the European Commission in early July. This forms part of infrastructure manager Infraestruturas de Portugal’s Ferrovia 2020 ...

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    Second-hand inter-city coaches arrive in Portugal as CP looks to bolster fleet


    Photo: José Carlos Barbosa PORTUGAL: National operator CP has completed the purchase of 51 hauled coaches from Spanish counterpart RENFE as part of its efforts to mitigate an acute shortage of rolling stock. Initial negotiations started in February, when CP anticipated buying only 16 ...

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    EU funds allocated to Lisboa orbital metro scheme


    PORTUGAL: The European Commission has approved an €83m allocation from the EU Cohesion Fund to support expansion of the Lisboa metro network. Creation of a circular route around the city is envisaged under the plans, which would see a short connection built between the Yellow Line ...

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    More modernisation work to start on Douro Valley line


    Douro Valley Pinhao (Photos: Luis Almeida) PORTUGAL: Infraestruturas de Portugal is to modernise a further section of the Douro Valley line after receiving notice to proceed from both the finance and infrastructure ministries. The scenic route links Porto with Pocinho, a ...

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    Porto extensions win EU funding support


    PORTUGAL: The European Commission has announced €107m of EU Cohesion Funds for expansion of the Metro do Porto light rail network. This adds to €75m allocated in the national government’s 2020 budget. The two projects being supported are Line G, where a €63·6m contribution will support ...

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    Porto to introduce contactless ticketing this year


    PORTUGAL: Porto is to begin the rollout of contactless ticketing this year, enabling holders of EMV bank cards to touch a validator and travel without needing to use the local Andante smart card. The TIP group of transport operators is working with Visa CyberSource, financial services ...

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    Border link reopens as South International Corridor progresses


    PORTUGAL: The 11 km link between Elvas and Caia on the border with Spain near Badajoz was reopened in late January, following an investment of €20·4m. Much of the rehabilitation work was done by Teixeira Duarte under a €15m contract. Elvas station has been remodelled so ...