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Oporto

aka Porto, Portugal


Date of opening7 Dec 2002
Network length21.7 km (13.49 mi)
Stations16 (15*)
Lines2        Line history cityrailtransit.com
Stations per line8.00
Avg. station distance1,550 m (0.96 mi)
Avg. line length10.85 km (6.74 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 3 Jan 2014
16 undeground stations, 9,5 km underground. Total 70km81st Wiki
System typeLRT, known as Metro
Daily ridership
Fare collectionHonour system
TrackRight, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyOverhead wire, 750 V
Air-conditioned trainsYes
Walk-through trainsYes
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless lines
Platform screen doors
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: pdf, © 2010 metrodoporto.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)  Oporto

This city in northern Portugal got a light rail system in 2002. At street level, tracks are often embedded in grass. 15 of the 78 stations are underground [mporto.no.sapo.pt].

Photo [Nuno Fonseca, fotopic.net]: Entrance of Pólo Universitário station (2004).
Underground station architecture, surface-station furniture, signage and typography are quite consistent in their cool minimalistic elegance. Predominant materials are concrete, glass, and steel. Architect of all stations is Eduardo Souto de Moura, a former student of Alvaro Siza.

Photo [Paulo, skyscrapercity.com]: Casa da Musica station.



Archaeology



Exhibits in stations:
  • Campo 24 de Agosto: During construction in 2004, a fountain from the 16th century has been discovered and excavated. It is now part of the concourse level of this station.




Lines with a View

There's a spectacular view of the city when the train crosses Dom Luis I bridge.

Photo by Pedro Moreira, olhares.com




Departure Procedure and Sounds

Buzzing. When it arrives and leaves the stations: "[Trim, trim]".



Line D train departing from Marquez station.

Duration: 0:30 

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Photos

  Oporto photo gallery.Wallpaper.





Handpicked Resources

mporto.no.sapo.pt Unofficial metro website
metrodoporto.pt Official website
Fernandes, Fátima; Michele CannatàThe Architecture of the Metro. Works and Projects in the Oporto Metropolitan Area. Civilização Editora, 2006.




Generic Links for Oporto 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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