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Agreement signed to fund metro expansion projects in Lisbon, Portugal [free access]

October 5, 2021

Recuperar Portugal, the body overseeing the country’s COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Plan 2026 (PRR), and Lisbon Metro have signed an agreement to fund the Odivelas–Loures light rail line and the Lisbon Metro Red Line extension. Of the total amount, EUR304 million has been allocated to the Red Line extension, while EUR250 has been allocated for the light rail project. The funding for both the projects is conditional on them being completed by December 31, 2025.


The Red Line extension will span 4 km from São Sebastião to Alcântara, with stations at Amoreiras, Campo de Ourique, Infante Santo, and Alcântara. The Odivelas–Loures light rail line will span 12.1 km across 18 stations, connecting Hospital Beatriz Ângelo to Infantado. Of the total length, 6.7 km of the light rail line covering 10 stations will be in the Loures district, while 5.4 km covering eight stations will be in the Odivelas district.


(1 EUR [Euro] = USD1.16)