Metro expansions to begin in second half of 2020

in World · 20-12-2019 01:00:00 · 2 Comments

Lisbon Metro expansion works, budgeted at a total of €210 million, will start in the second semester of 2020, despite being initially scheduled for the first semester.

According to the report that accompanies the proposed State Budget for 2020, delivered in parliament, “a circle line will be created around the central area of the city (Green line), with the opening of two new stations: Estrela and Santos”.
A total investment of €210 million is planned, of which €46 million in 2020, with the start of the construction work scheduled for the second half of the year.
The goal is to connect the Rato to Cais do Sodré, thus obtaining a circular line from Campo Grande with the Green and Yellow lines, with the remaining lines operating as radials - Yellow line from Odivelas to Telheiras, Blue line (Reboleira - Santa Apolónia) and Red line (S. Sebastião - Airport).

With regard to the Porto Metro, the document states that a new Rosa line will be created, while the Yellow line will be expanded, and the start of the contracting of the work, budgeted at a total of €308 million, of which €75 million in 2020, is scheduled for June of next year.
In total, seven new stations will be created along the new six kilometre line. The Rosa line will connect the Casa da Música to São Bento and the Yellow line will be extended to connect the S. João Hospital to Vila D’Este, in Vila nova de Gaia.
The Lisbon Metro will see an increase in the fleet of 20 percent (plus 14 triple units) and implementation of a new signalling system in the Green, Yellow and Blue lines, representing an expense of €137 million.
Porto Metro will see 18 new trains worth €50 million.


It,s all very well,improving the ground transport in the capital and the north, but the links from south of Lisbon,in the Alentejo,to the Algarve, are very poor,you have a fully functional airport at Beja, and no ground transport links to other parts of the country,and Lisbon airport is over capacitated,

By Malcolm from Alentejo on 23-12-2019 10:06

Any news on the Arroios metro station on the green line? The work to enlarge the station was stopped over the summer, and it remains closed with no work being done.

By Sarah Foss from Lisbon on 22-12-2019 02:56
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