After the Lisbon-Porto high speed connection was advanced on 22 October, the intention is to create another one from the north of the country to the Spanish city. According to the Minister of Infrastructure, Pedro Nuno Santos: “Galicia is already a region of Spain with a strong interconnection with Portugal”.
According to the same publication, until 2030 "only the first phase between Braga and Vigo will advance", in a half-hour journey that will cost the Government around €900 million. Then it is planned to add the Porto-Braga high speed connection, to link with the Spanish city in just one hour.
In addition, according to the Público newspaper, the Government also intends to electrify 100 percent of the entire national train line, something that in Europe only happens in a similar way in Switzerland and Luxembourg, with 90 percent and 95 percent electrified lines, respectively.