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View Poll Results: Rate Lisbon's publis transport
Excellent 17 30.36%
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Old May 14th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #241
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1st phase? What do you mean?? They're lines, not "phases". All of these lines are scheduled to open within the first phase of the metro expansion.

The "red" line (actually shown in blue on the official site and inside the train) has only opened from Corroios to Cova da Piedade. From what I saw it's far from being completed.

The metro system currently straddles the municipalities of Almada and Seixal, part of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (NOT the city of Lisbon).

I took some photos of it with my mobile which you can see at http://nunovski.fotopic.net/c1278734_1.html

"Construction of the new line". Which one?

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Old May 14th, 2007, 07:53 PM   #242
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 12:22 AM   #243
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Old June 8th, 2007, 04:29 PM   #244
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Soon I hope.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 08:01 PM   #245
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Soon I hope.
I have been waiting for more than a year now. And stil waiting, waiting...
Hope to see extension of the blue line soon.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 08:50 AM   #246
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Lisbon's Tram 28

Tram 28 travels time through the heart of Lisbon

LISBON, July 17 (Reuters) - Under the shadow of the towering statue of poet Luis de Camoes, Tram 28 comes slowly to a halt and opens its doors to the eager passengers waiting to begin a tour into the heart of Lisbon. Tram 28 has become a national treasure, not only for its particularly beautiful and historical route, but also for the entertainment it provides to locals and tourists alike.

It rattles past a unique selection of old Lisbon's sights, taking travellers through winding streets, past historic buildings and traditional housing.

For 1.30 euros ($1.79), it will take you on a 45-minute ride from the striking Basilica da Estrela to the famous St George's Castle overlooking the Tagus River.

Lisbon residents are especially attracted to the tram in June, when Fado singers accompany visitors along the route.

Tram 28 was chosen specifically for its route through the older and more traditional Lisbon areas where Fado houses are almost as common as pastry shops.

"The price you pay for the trip is low considering the wealth of the experience," said Susana Fonseca, a spokeswoman for Lisbon's tram museum.

The yellow trams were imported from the United States in 1901 to replace horse-drawn carriages as the prime mode of public transportation in Lisbon.

As the brakes are released some tourists hug each other in anticipation, though the locals appear placid enough inside the carriage's wooden frame as the tram lurches forward and begins to trundle towards the Alfama district just like it would have done more than 100 years ago.

Alfama, which constitutes the heart of Lisbon, is famed for escaping a 1755 earthquake untarnished, which destroyed much of the rest of the city.

Lisbon Cathedral, the oldest church in the city, stands as a sentry at the entrance of Alfama. Its architecture reads like a book of Portuguese history; from Romanesque to Gothic to recent renovations, every detail is a story of survival.

As the tram squeezes around a narrow corner crowded by angry taxis desperate to get ahead, St. George's Castle appears.

Crowning the city's highest hill to the left and one of the oldest ruins of the city, the castle is the most popular tourist destination.

Getting off at this stop gives tourists the opportunity to take in the timeless view that expands from one of the many miradouros, or terraces, that project out from the city's undulating slopes towards the river.

"I was born just around the corner from here and have always loved taking this route, especially on sunny mornings when passing Saint Vincent Square; I never tire of the view," Lisbon native Maria Ermina Teixeira said.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 04:16 PM   #247
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Old October 20th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #248
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I have been waiting for more than a year now. And stil waiting, waiting...
Hope to see extension of the blue line soon.
Current works:

Red Line


Blue line - almost completed.Inauguration set to be late February 2008
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Old October 20th, 2007, 01:56 AM   #249
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Old October 20th, 2007, 02:26 AM   #250
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Isn't the blue line going to be inaugurated this year (November or December)?
I think so... they talked about that in the news a while ago.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 06:44 PM   #251
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Looks great
What's the average distance between stations? And when will the other lines be opened?
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Old October 21st, 2007, 09:37 PM   #252
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st Apolonia station needs really to have a metro statio to the rest of the city...
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 03:23 AM   #253
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st Apolonia station needs really to have a metro statio to the rest of the city...
Yes, as soon as possible!
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 11:08 AM   #254
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Wander what it looks like for C008 in its native home. It was in Melbourne (AU) for field tests as the govt wanted a demonstrator vehicle
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 07:03 PM   #255
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Old October 24th, 2007, 07:28 PM   #256
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Nice system, I need to go to Lisbon now!
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 06:50 PM   #258
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Tram 28
Lisbon City break

30 September 2007
The Sunday Times

Get your fill of culture, cocktails and the city's best sunset -all on route 28, says Richard Green

Lisbon sprawls prettily over seven hills, which is great for character, but not so good for tired legs. Worry not, though. It's also home to some of Europe's most charismatic transport solutions -including a vintage tram network.

The best route by far is No 28, which trundles across four of the seven summits.

A clear run would take about 45 minutes, but stops are frequent. You'll get used to the thring-thring of the bell, alerting cars and people to move from the track. On my last trip, we even stopped to retrieve an old lady's keys, dropped between rail and road.

The start: Basilica da Estrela

From the basilica's hilltop vantage, the huge white dome overlooks western Lisbon.

Opposite is the Jardim da Estrela and beyond it the romantically crammed English Cemetery, resting place of Henry Fielding.

Between church and park, board a 28 heading for Largo Martim Moniz. After a swerve to the right, it dips along a narrow street, then skims past Bairro Alto, a bar-hopping honey pot, before Luis de Camoes park, fringed with swish shops, heralds the ritzy Chiado district.

A little way past the parliament building, the tram performs a wheel screeching left-hander before plunging down to the flatness of Baixa, reconstructed on a grid pattern after the earthquake of 1755.

First stop: Praca do Comercio

Get off at the next stop, turn right along Rua Augusta and walk through the triumphal arch onto the magnificent square of Praca do Comercio. Approaching the vast statue from behind, the bevy of backsides are, from left to right, an elephant, Dom Jose I and his horse, and Pegasus.

Second stop: Se

It's a short trundle uphill to the front door of the Se cathedral. Get off for a look at the scintillating stained-glass window, then lunch further up the track at Senhora Mae (Largo de Sao Martinho 6-7), which serves Portuguese favourites in large portions; from Pounds 6.

Then take another 28, or walk, to Santa Luzia church, for stunning views over the ramshackle roofs of the Alfama district -the fulcrum of fado.

If you can tear yourself away, follow the signs to the Castelo de Sao Jorge. The esplanade has cannons, crenellations and sweeping views over the city. Grab an outside table and an evening drink at the surprisingly good castle restaurant.

The finish: Graca

Jump back on for the best sunset spot in town, at Graca. Leap off at the triangle of trees; to the left are two little cafes where laid-back lisboetas go for their sundowners.

Details: a single ticket, bought from the driver, costs 90p.

The Colinas card costs Pounds 2.55 for five journeys or Pounds 4.80 for 10. A LisboaCard (from tourist offices or newspaper kiosks; www.askmelisboa.com ) gives unlimited public transport and entry to museums, sights and galleries; Pounds 18pp for two days.

* Richard Green travelled as a guest of Monarch Airlines (0870 040 5040, www.flymonarch.com) and Heritage Hotels ( www.heritage.pt )
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 09:25 PM   #259
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Great article hkskyline
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