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Old January 29th, 2011, 01:32 PM   #381
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Old February 1st, 2011, 01:10 AM   #383
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Alcácer do Sal Station (direction Lisbon)
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Old February 1st, 2011, 01:11 AM   #384
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Leixões Line(click here)

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Old February 1st, 2011, 07:51 PM   #385
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Ola. I was wondering, why doesn't the REFER map show the Minho line until Valença do Minho? And another thing, was there ever a rail connection to Vila Real/Chaves from Porto and if so, any plans to revive it?
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 12:44 AM   #386
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Ola. I was wondering, why doesn't the REFER map show the Minho line until Valença do Minho?
The REFER map show the Minho Line to Valença do Minho (that is the official name of the land), but usually, the land is spoken as only as Valença (as you can see on the map!!!


P.S.: 1)there are two internacional trains from Porto to Vigo each day and direction (one in the morning, and at the end of the day »»» 9,70€ [Porto-Tuy] »»» 2h20);

2) the Minho Line went until Monção, but it was deactivate, and transformed in to bike lanes.


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And another thing, was there ever a rail connection to Vila Real/Chaves from Porto?
There is/was the Corgo Line [narrow-gauge track (1000mm)], that departures from Peso da Régua (near the Douro River) to Chaves, but never existed a direct link between Porto and Chaves, the passengers had to travel from Porto to Peso da Régua [Douro Line»»Broad-narrow gauge (1668mm)] , and change train to Chaves!!


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...and if so, any plans to revive it?
Plans to revive it, well...., we are in Portugal, there are plans to revival part of the line (Peso da Régua-Vila Real), but there also plans to deactivate completely the entire line!!!


P.S.: if you can understand portuguese, the wikipedia page are well made about the portuguese railroad lines: (http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linha_do_Corgo)

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Old February 2nd, 2011, 08:02 PM   #387
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Obrigado. I must have mistaken the line I clearly now see on the refer map for the coastline. I wondered because I have taken the train from Vigo to Porto a couple of times indeed.

The interest for the Chaves line is basically that the AVE line Zamora - Lubian - Ourense will pass relatively close to the border with Portugal (Chaves) and I though some day people might travel via that route to Paris and beyond. By the way, 20 years ago the village of my parents in Galicia did not have a sewer and we had to take a dump in the mountains, and now high speed trains are about to wizz through the same province. The sewers came in the early nineties
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 12:39 PM   #388
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The interest for the Chaves line is basically that the AVE line Zamora - Lubian - Ourense will pass relatively close to the border with Portugal (Chaves) and I though some day people might travel via that route to Paris and beyond.
Not likely, it `s talked on the internet in forum like this, but there are only "internet ideas"!!


P.S.: but the idea most talked is to connect a future railway from Bragança to the the AVE line Zamora - Lubian - Ourense!!


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By the way, 20 years ago the village of my parents in Galicia did not have a sewer and we had to take a dump in the mountains, and now high speed trains are about to wizz through the same province.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 09:33 PM   #389
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Sintra Line is one of the four suburbian railroad lines in Lisbon area. It was inaugurated in 02/04/1887.


Railroad Stations

Sintra


Portela de Sintra


Algueirão-Mem Martins


Merçês


Rio de Mouro


Mira-Sintra/Meleças


Agualva-Cacém (Quadruplication of the tracks and the future station)


Barcarena (Quadruplication of the tracks and the future station)


Monte Abraão


Queluz-Belas


Amadora


Reboleira


Santa Cruz-Damaia


Benfica (conection with Campolide & Rossio Stations)


Campolide


Rossio


Sete Rios


Entrecampos


Roma-Areeiro


Braço de Prata


Gare do Oriente


Train interior


New interiores
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1.direction Sintra.
At the end Amadora Station


2.direction Lisboa.
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Cacem Station

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1-Amadora Station


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4-Amadora Station
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Old February 8th, 2011, 12:36 PM   #394
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Minho Line (click here)

1-Minho Line - Contumil Station (direction Valença) [CP 5609]
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2-Minho Line - Contumil Station (direction Valença)[CP 0459]
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 01:46 AM   #395
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1-North Line - Gare do Oriente Station [Lisbon]


2-North Line - Near Gare do Oriente Station [Lisbon] »»» Alfa Pendular CP4000 (ETR 460)


3-North Line - Gare do Oriente Station [Lisbon]


4-North Line -Near Gare do Oriente Station [Lisbon] »»» Alfa Pendular CP4000 (ETR 460)
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Old March 8th, 2011, 02:23 AM   #396
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As you can see in the Oriente pictures the TGV works have already begun.












Northern line at Vila Franca de xira. Or how does REFER manage to do such a slopy job of "investment in railways":

- new river wall made by the socalled RAILWAY infraestructure entity
- new cicling lanes made by the socalled RAILWAY infraestructure entity
- NO QUADRUPLICATION DONE WHATSOEVER in the the middle of the most congested section of northern line.




80% of the money spent by REFER in the last decade was BADLY SPENT preciselly because they threw it all into "embezelment & redevelopment" of "the view" ... and that should have been the job of the local municipalities along the railway.
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Some infrastructure news: (sloppy job provided by Google language tools)

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High Speed - Northern Line and Belt Line


Insert the lines of high-speed network Lisbon - Madrid and Lisbon - Porto on the conventional network between stations Areeiro and East.



Under the Project of High Speed Network was recorded on September 6, the first task for the integration of high-speed lines Lisbon - Madrid and Lisbon - Porto in the conventional network between Areeiro Station at Belt Line and Station Sacavem, on the Northern Line.

The so-called Autonomous Contract 1, which is part of the overall project to modernize the rail infrastructure between the stations and Areeiro Sacavem, was consigned to the company Obrecol - Works and Constructions, SA for EUR 19 049 590.00 and a term execution of 365 calendar days, and will not have significant interference in railway operations.

Will be implemented the following main interventions:

• Restoration of Sidewalk Picheleira to allow connection to the Rua Carlos Botelho and the consequent closure of the crossing at km 8.698-Line belt;

• Restoring the Salt Azinhaga, south side, connection to Rua Joao Cesar Monteiro, under the overpass demolition of 9.146 km road to the belt line, resulting from enlargement of the channel rail in place;

• Restoring Rua Gonçalo Mendes da Maia, to ensure accessibility of the parcels adjoining the railway channel to Av Marechal Gomes da Costa;

• Restoration of access to future park equipment and Workshops (PMO);

• Expansion to the west of the overpass Av Marechal Gomes da Costa, the 5.060 km of the Northern Line, for the materialization of future lines of access roads to the PMO and the internal circulation of this infrastructure;

• Extension of Avenue underpass of Padua, the 5.945 km of the Northern Line, for materialization of the access roads to the PMO and the two new routes in European track gauge;

• Forwarding and strengthening the aqueduct Alviela, an extension of approximately 500 meters, the way station in the area of Marvila by virtue of extending the railway channel Waist Line;

• Expansion to the west of the pedestrian underpass of the Well Lane, to allow installation of high speed lines and the PMO;

• Demolition of the overpass Islands Buccaneer Street, several buildings and the fence located between 4.425 and 5.045 km of the Northern Line, in Arm Plate;

• 1. Phase I construction of the park equipment and workshops, highlighting the partial demolition of the wall along the route in the Silver Arm, implementation of new retaining wall, earthworks and drainage to the subsequent installation of the lines of parking and treatment of rolling stock to the west of the guidelines in the area between the stations of the East Arm and Silver.

The Inspection of this complex body of work will be done by REFER.

September 6, 2010
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Northern Line and Belt Line - High Speed


Modernization of the conventional network between the stations and Areeiro Sacavem (Belt Line and Northern Line) and insert the lines of high-speed Lisbon-Madrid and Lisbon / Porto - Contract Autonomous 2.

It was recorded on September 27, the second contract for the modernization of the conventional rail network, between the station Areeiro in waist line, and Sacavém Station, on the Northern Line, including the insertion of high-speed lines Lisbon - Madrid and Lisbon - Porto.

The so-called Autonomous Contract 2, which is part of the overall project to modernize the rail infrastructure between the stations and Areeiro Sacavem, was consigned to the company Obrecol - Works and Constructions, SA, 4729 368.42 euros and a term execution of 310 calendar days, and will not have significant interference in railway operations.

Will be implemented the following main interventions:

• Road underpass on Av Infante D. Henry, with 162 meters long and two to the realization of future high-speed lines in UIC gauge;

• Road underpass on Av Infante D. Henry, 90 meters long, to accommodate the downward path of the Northern Line which, due to the widening of the channel rail Belt Line, will suffer a rip;

• 1. Underpass of Stage Road at Rua José do Patrocinio, 10.183 km to the belt line, which will include new railway lines associated with high-speed line and quadrupling of the waist line, including two-way high-speed Line three-way and two-way Waist Arm Silver;

• Pedestrian underpass Rua José do Patrocinio, 3.638 km of the Northern Line, to allow the diversion of pedestrian traffic that currently uses the existing level crossing at 3.593 km of the Northern Line;

• Restoring Rua José do Patrocinio, which connects with the traffic and pedestrian Rua Marques de Abrantes and Quinta Avenida Infante D. Henry, and that stems from the need to close the level crossing at 3.593 km of the Northern Line and demote the existing street pavement under the belt line in about three feet to accommodate the new channels linked to high- speed and the quadrupling of the waist line;

• Demolition of buildings at Rua José do Patrocinio, which include retaining walls, railroad three buildings, two residential buildings, the site of AMI, a set of warehouses and residential buildings, agricultural character of a building and a series of workshops and warehouses in precarious conditions.

The Inspection of this set of works will be ensured by the REFER
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High Speed Line Madrid-Lisbon - International Station, Elvas / Badajoz


AVEP launches tender for the preparation of projects

The European Economic Interest Grouping, High Speed Spain-Portugal (AVEP-EEIG) formed by the respective managers of the railway infrastructure, ADIF (manager of rail infrastructure in Spain) and RAVE / REFER, launched a public tender for the preparation of projects for the International Station Elvas-Badajoz, located in Fall River, the border between the two countries.

The international station is part of the line High Speed Lisbon - Madrid, which is part of Trans-European Transport and is the link of the sections of line between Madrid / Badajoz and Lisbon / Poceirão / Elvas-Caia.

This contest gives effect to the resolutions adopted at the Iberian Summit held in Zamora, in January 2009, the Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communications of Portugal and the Minister of Development of Spain, and includes the following projects:

• Passenger Station located on the Spanish side, including platform routes, ports, parking lots and access roads on Spanish territory;
• Station located on the Portuguese goods, including platform roads, facilities for loading and unloading, road access and parking for trucks;
• Accessibility to road passenger station, from Portugal;
• Two bridges link on the Caia river for a double track gauge in Europe and one for a single track in Iberian gauge;
• The technical installations railway (track, catenary, signaling and communications) necessary to interventions indicated.

This section will have a total length of about 5 km, 2.6 km of which are located 2.4 km in Portugal and in Spain.

This contract has a base price of 7.5 million euros, including VAT, and a period of 15 months for project implementation, being borne equally by RAVE and by ADIF.



High Speed Line Lisbon - Madrid

The high speed line Lisbon - Madrid will be 651 km long and will run in European track gauge (UIC), getting ready for passenger traffic and freight.
This line is in an advanced state of execution, namely:
• In Spain, most sections of between Badajoz and Talayuela are already in work or in competition for its completion, the remaining sections in the project. Among Talayuela and Pantoja, which intersects the high-speed line Madrid - Sevilla already in service, all sections are in draft form;
• In Portugal has been awarded the concession between Poceirão and Caia, a distance of about 165 km, the CTM currently developing projects for implementation.



European Funding

The border section Evora-Merida, which includes the International Station, Elvas-Badajoz, was being financed by the Fund of Trans-European Transport 2007-2013 amounting to 312.66 million euros, to co-finance project implementation and execution of works.
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Vendas Novas - C.Branca is renovated in the tipical REFER stile:


http://www.refer.pt/MenuPrincipal/Co...8/Default.aspx



http://www.refer.pt/MenuPrincipal/Co...8/Default.aspx


http://www.refer.pt/MenuPrincipal/Co...8/Default.aspx


Sadly the plans for REAL railway investment were cut short ... it will only be a 100km long 140/160 km/h railway ... and still a single track on a completelly NEW trackbed meanth for freight trains.

Original plans called for a TRUE railway modernization with double track and 250km/h speeds all the way from Pinhal Novo to Evora.

got'ta luv how they "save" some €€€ to bust a nut on a neighbouring HSR without stations at a cost of some aditional 500 million €€€ for those same 100km.
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