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The Government allocates 7.4 million to the Porto Metro for studies of new lines

The Ministry of Environment and Energy announced this Wednesday the allocation of 7.4 million euros to Metro do Porto for the development of studies for new lines in Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Porto and Trofa.

This amount was allocated jointly with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing and aims to study new routes that correspond to the construction of another 37 kilometers of metro line and 38 new service stations.

The planning of the four routes in question will receive funding of 2.56 million euros, at the end of this year, and 4.8 million euros, in 2025, from the Environmental Fund, an entity dependent on the Minister of Environment and Energy. , Maria da Graça Carvalho, whose objective is to support environmental policies.

Quoted in a statement, Maria da Graça Carvalho states that “promoting quality public transport is an essential element of efforts to decarbonize our economy, since the transport sector is, precisely, one of those whose national indicators in the European context require a permanent commitment.”

“It is necessary to offer citizens real alternatives to using the car, which, currently, continue to be manifestly insufficient,” argues the Government official.

The new lines, which will add 38 stations of the Porto Metro and will be ready by 2030, are the Trofa Line, between the Instituto Universitário da Maia (ISMAI) and Muro, with around 3.2 kilometers and two stations, and a BRT (Bus Rapid Transit/Metrobus) line between Muro and Paradela, with approximately 7.3 kilometers and five stations/stops (Ribela, Muro, Serra, Bougado, Pateiras, Trofa Sul and Paradela).

Maia II Line: BRT or metro line, between Roberto Frias and the Airport, with around 14.3 kilometers and 18 stops, if the BRT is used, or 13.3 kilometers and 16 stations, if the metro is used (Los Verdes II, Ponte de Moreira, Espido, Parque Maia II, Chantre, Catassol, Maninho, Gueifães, Milheirós, Águas Santas, Caverneira, São Gemil, Giesta, Pedrouços, HSJ II and Roberto Frias).

The Gondomar Line — between the Estádio do Dragão and Souto, with approximately 6.9 kilometers and eight stations (São Roque, Cerco, Lagarteiro, Lagoa, Valbom, Hospital Fernando Pessoa, Oliveira Martins and Souto) and the São Mamede Line — between IPO and Estádio do Mar, with approximately 6.6 kilometers and eight stations (Senhora da Hora II, S. Gens, Xanana Gusmão, Elaine Sanceau, Pedra Verde, S. Mamede, ISCAP, IPO II), complete the route.

According to information from the Ministry of the Environment, this amount (7.36 million euros) will be financed, among others, Previous studies, incidence and environmental impact.but also topographical and heritage studies and various studies.

The announcement of the expansion of the Porto Metro network was made in October 2023, regarding the lines ISMAI — Muro — Trofa (metro to Muro and ‘metrobus’ to Paradela), Gondomar II (Dragão — Souto), ISMAI, Maia II (Roberto Frias — Maia Park — Airport) and São Mamede (IPO — Estádio do Mar).

The expansion of the Porto Metro network refers to the Gondomar protocol, signed in February 2020 by the mayors whose municipalities will benefit from the network expansion.

Metro do Porto currently has six lines in operation, with an extension of the Yellow Line (D) between Santo Ovídio and Vila d’Este (Vila Nova de Gaia), the Pink Line (G), between São Bento and Casa da Música (Porto), a ‘metrobus’ line between Casa da Música and Praça do Império (the extension to Anémona is expected to be launched), and the start of work on the Rubi Line (H), between Casa da Música and Santo Ovid which includes a new bridge over the Douro River, is planned for the end of this year.

Source: Observadora

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