Old railway stations to become student residences

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 06-02-2020 11:48:00 · 1 Comments

The Portuguese Government and Portugal Infrastructures have signed a protocol to convert disused railway stations into university residences, as part of a project to create over 12,000 beds over the next 10 years.

The initiative of the company responsible for the management of rail and road infrastructures in Portugal intends to take advantage of stations that are no longer active to increase the offer of accommodation, particularly in the Greater Lisbon area.

The partnership is part of the National Plan for Housing in Higher Education, presented by the Government in 2018, which aims to increase accommodation for university students, taking advantage of unoccupied state buildings to create residences.


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