Line 18 of the Sociedade de Transportes Coletivos do Porto (STCP) tram will be operational again from Tuesday to Carmo, after being interrupted by works on the Porto Metro.
STCP reports that since January 31, line 18 of the tram [Carmo – Passeio Alegre] resumed its service after a few months of interregnum due to the limitations imposed by the contract for the construction of the future Pink line of the Porto Metro”, can be read in a statement from the carrier available on its ‘site’.
Line 18 connects the Carmo area with Passeio Alegre, in Foz, “reestablishing the link between Massarelos and the Carmo/Clérigos area”.
Traffic had been suspended on September 20 due to works in the Jardim do Carregal area, and the stoppage was initially expected to last a month.
The operation is now carried out “every day of the week”, with a start time between 9:45 am and the last trip at 5:15 pm, with a frequency of every 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a statement sent to the newsrooms, the carrier added that the operation will have “the support of the Porto Municipal Police for the crossing in the opposite direction on the section of Rua da Restauração between Jardim da Cordoaria and Rua Dr Alberto Aires de Gouveia”.
The new terminal stop of Line 18, in the Carmo/Clérigos area, is located in front of the Clérigos Tower and, to the route, another passenger entry and exit stop was added in Jardim da Cordoaria”, you can also see read in the communication sent to the newsrooms.
In addition to tram line 18, the STCP also has line 1 (Passeio Alegre – Infante), which is in operation (and from this Tuesday “it will have frequencies every 20 minutes”), keeping its Line 22, between Batalha and Carmo, suspended. . for works on the Pink Line of the Porto Metro.
The contract for the new line that will connect São Bento with Casa da Música, with stations at Hospital Santo António and Galiza, is scheduled to end at the end of 2024.
The expansion works of the Yellow Line (in Vila Nova de Gaia) and the construction of the Pink Line represent a total increase of six kilometers and seven stations in the Metro do Porto network and a total investment of more than 400 million euros .