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Lisbon

Portugal


Date of opening29 Dec 1959
Network length44.3 km (27.53 mi)
Stations56 (50*)
Lines4        Line history cityrailtransit.com
Stations per line14.00
Avg. station distance852 m (0.53 mi)
Avg. line length11.08 km (6.88 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 5 Jul 2016
System typeMetro
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)501,000 (as of 2010)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)11,300 (7,030)
Fare (10 km/10 stops; by UBS)0.80 EUR (as of 2009); gates
TrackLeft, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 750 V
Air-conditioned trains
Walk-through trainsYes
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless lines
Platform screen doors
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: pdf, © 2009 metrolisboa.pt


To-scale map
Source: cityrailtransit.com

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.

Transit mapsSystem map images
openbusmap.org/öpnvkarte.de
openptmap.org
tracker.geops.ch - moving trains
maps.google.com
images.google.com




Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Rating: 2 stars (silver)  Lisbon

Works of contemporary art have been included in all metro stations [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 [inscrire.com].

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.




Self-Guided Tour

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.




Metro City Hopping

Lisbon is part of the Lisbon cluster of metro/subway cities with the following urban rail connections:

  Lisbon    Fertagus + Metro Sul do Tejo via Pragal (commuter metro)    Almada      5 km
  Lisbon    Linha de Cascais (commuter metro)    Oeiras      16 km





Reaching the Beaches

Atlantic Ocean: Take Lisboa-Estoril-Cascais line to beaches at Parede, Carcavelos and Santo Amaro (Oeiras).




Metro Fonts

Typefaces designed exclusively for this metro:

Font NameDesignerYearSampleAvailabilityReference
Metrolis Michael Barbosa, Freda Sack, David Quay1995identifont.com, typophile.com




Departure Procedure and Sounds

Buzzing before the doors close. On the train: "Ding-dong...Proxima estacao: [station name]".



Red Line train departing from Olivais station.

Duration: 0:20 

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Photos

Wallpaper.





Handpicked Resources

metrolisboa.ptArt in the metro.
metrolisboa.pt Official website
Pereira, João Castel BrancoPublic Art in Lisbon Underground. Metropolitano de Lisboa, 2000.




Generic Links for Lisbon Metro

Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org









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