The new high-speed train line will reduce travel time Travel Between the Portuguese cities of Lisbon to Porto by 2030. The project, which will be developed in three phases, promises a reduction from 2h50 to 1h15.
The Portuguese government revealed, on Wednesday (28), details of the Porto-Lisbon high-speed line, which will be built to reduce the number of passengers passing through the Northern Line, which currently connects the two cities.
In the first phase, which is supposed to start in 2024, it will target the beginning of the construction of a new railway, with the construction of the section between Porto and Surrey (in the Coimbra region).
In 2028, when the first phase is completed, the travel time between the two cities will already be reduced from 2h50 to 1h59. By the end of the second phase, which will start in 2026 and end in 2030, the travel time will have reduced further to an hour and 19.
When the third stage ends in 2030, tourists will be able to complete the route between Porto and Lisbon (337 kilometers) in just 1 hour and 15 minutes. It is estimated that works on the new project will cost 5 billion euros (about 26 billion Brazilian reais).
With the new line, the Portuguese government expects to more than triple the number of flights between the two cities.
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