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Old November 25th, 2007, 04:40 AM   #401
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Metro do Porto (Portugal) awarded a $148 million follow-on contract to the Normetro consortium, which includes Bombardier and Vossloh-Kiepe, for 30 of Bombardier's Flexity Swift low-floor light rail vehicles for delivery in 2008 and 2009. The consortium was originally selected in 1998 to construct Metro's first four lines (37.28... (delivery in 2008)
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 07:21 PM   #403
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I've driven on the metro system during my five days in Porto this July and I have to say I was very impressed! Wonderful design, wonderful trams, and very useful!

I'm just a bit sad they're gonna get Flexity Swift trams instead of the current ones, I prefer how the current ones look better..
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I've driven on the metro system during my five days in Porto this July and I have to say I was very impressed! Wonderful design, wonderful trams, and very useful!

I'm just a bit sad they're gonna get Flexity Swift trams instead of the current ones, I prefer how the current ones look better..
the flexity swift are gonna operate only in the Povoa de Varzim-Estádio do Dragão Line B, and also to Trofa, Line C because its long distance.
the rest of lines are gonna mantain the actual vehicules

although there´s the ideia of also using them (flexity swift)to the future Gondomar line scheduled to open in 2011 (construction starts in 2008)
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Old February 5th, 2008, 08:14 PM   #406
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Old February 5th, 2008, 08:21 PM   #408
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Beautiful light rail.
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Beautiful metro!
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Old February 8th, 2008, 01:38 PM   #410
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a foto a passar pela vci tá bestial!
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I think so too.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #412
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lol, sorry! I just don't like how white it is!

Maybe painting the walls a different colour would stop them from looking so boring....
The underground stations are "plain" because they wanted to aleviate the diversity of the overground breathtaking diversity:


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Very, very, very nice tram!

I would like to know it.
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The system is really nice. My main complaint with it is that it seems to have way too many stops once you get outside the center, so getting to places takes quite a while and makes it a bit less useful.

Porto's metro system, though growing in terms of passengers, is still losing a lot of money and would pretty much not exist without EU assistance, no? In this case, I think adding advertisements to the stations would be good to bring in more money.
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The system is really nice. My main complaint with it is that it seems to have way too many stops once you get outside the center, so getting to places takes quite a while and makes it a bit less useful.

Porto's metro system, though growing in terms of passengers, is still losing a lot of money and would pretty much not exist without EU assistance, no? In this case, I think adding advertisements to the stations would be good to bring in more money.
That's not totally true.

1st of all it's not loosing any money. It's a profitable transport system and has been so since it was inaugurated. I don't know where you got that idea from?!

2nd - Money from the EU amounted to only 16% of total costs. Like any public construction, the EU ALSO pays for many others in other european countries. This metro system would have been constructed had it received european funding or not.
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I think adding advertisements to the stations would be good to bring in more money.
Advertising in subway stations seems to be a thing of the past. While old subway systems still have ads, most new systems seem to have done away with it.

The amount of money ads earn is low compared with the neglected feel it brings into the stations. Everything that has ads on it is perceived as cheap, free, or even garbage by the public and easily becomes subject to vandalism. Neglect and vandalism would spoil the excellent station architecture and scare the best passengers away.
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The system is really nice. My main complaint with it is that it seems to have way too many stops once you get outside the center, so getting to places takes quite a while and makes it a bit less useful.

Porto's metro system, though growing in terms of passengers, is still losing a lot of money and would pretty much not exist without EU assistance, no? In this case, I think adding advertisements to the stations would be good to bring in more money.


Theres some MOVING billboards over there ...

and EU only provides the "strictly necessary" funding ... as in any other EU country metro/public transport system ...

And as you ca nsee every station has "standard" small ADDS at each side ...
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This is such a sexy transport system, stations and all.

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Really needs some advertisements or something, it looks so bland and boring with just white walls.
Eh, just no.
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Old March 16th, 2008, 06:34 PM   #419
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I just love this system and I wish I will be able to ride it soon! Congratulations to everyone from Porto: You've got one fine system there!

It's a showcase of the numerous advantages of a Stadtbahn, as we call it in german, over classic subway systems. I wish more cities would follow the example of Porto.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 08:01 PM   #420
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we have a proposal for an underground circular line with automatic vehicles... 9 stations i think...with "interfaces" with other underground stations.... something like line14 in paris...

They tell only that line will double de passengers every day...
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