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Lisbon and Porto metro to be extended; Porto launches tender for metro trains [free access]

December 22, 2018

The Government of Portugal has approved plans to invest EUR517 million for extension of metrorail system in Lisbon (Lisbon Metro) and light rail system in Porto (Porto Metro). Of the total investment, EUR190 million is planned to be funded from the European Union (EU) budget under the Operational Programme for Sustainability and Efficiency in the Use of Resources.

 

Around EUR210.2 million (EUR83 million from EU) will be invested for Lisbon Metro Circular Line, which will comprise a 2-km-long tunnel connecting the Cais do Sodré terminus station of the Green Line with the Rato terminus station of the Yellow Line. The project involves the construction of two stations—Estrela and Santos.

 

The remaining EUR307 million (EUR107 million from EU) will be invested for Porto Metro Line G and Line D extension. Line G will span 2.8 km from São Bento to Casa da Música, covering four stops. Line D extension will span 3.2 km from Manuel Leão to Vila D’Este, covering three stops.

 

Metro do Porto has launched a tender to procure and maintain 18 new trains at a cost of EUR56.1 million.