Examples of interesting station design:
Works of contemporary art have been
included in all metro stations [ Lisbon metrolisboa.pt 1]. Often are Portuguese tiles involved in
some way [ metrolisboa.pt 2].
Photo [David Pirman, nycsubway.org]: Platform level of Olaias station, which has been designed by the architect Tomás Taveira and a group of artists.
Some stations in Lisbon are dedicated to themes. Parque station symbolizes the achievements of the Portuguese discoverers [
Photo [ unknown origin]: Parque station from 1994 on the Blue Line.
Cabo Ruivo station in Lisbon looks like a space station with its skeleton-like arches. The wall decoration, in contrast, resembles caveman paintings.
Photo [unknown origin]: The walls above the platform of Cabo Ruivo station on the Red Line. Try the following tour, recommended by residents or metro enthusiasts: Get the free leaflets about station art of each metro line or visit the excellent metro bookshop at Metrotropolitano de Lisboa's headquarters (Avenida Barbosa du Bocage n°5 at Campo Pequeno station) and pick up a copy of "Public Art in Lisbon Underground" for about 15 euros.
Lisbon is part of the Lisbon cluster of metro/subway cities with the following urban rail connections:
Fertagus + Metro Sul do Tejo via Pragal (commuter metro)
Almada 5 km
Linha de Cascais (commuter metro)
Oeiras 16 km
Atlantic Ocean: Take Lisboa-Estoril-Cascais line to beaches at Parede, Carcavelos and Santo Amaro (Oeiras).
Typefaces designed exclusively for this metro:
Buzzing before the doors close. On the train: "Ding-dong...Proxima estacao: [station name]".
VIDEO Red Line train departing from Olivais station. Duration: 0:20 More videos...
metrolisboa.pt Art in the metro. metrolisboa.pt Official website Pereira, João Castel Branco Public Art in Lisbon Underground. Metropolitano de Lisboa, 2000.
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