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The CP Urban Services network is the commuter train network of Metropolitan Lisbon and Metropolitan Porto, Portugal. It connects the city centers with the suburbs.

CP Urban Services
Overview
LocaleMetropolitan Lisbon and Metropolitan Porto
Transit typeCommuter rail
Number of lines4 with 7 services (Lisbon) and 5 (Porto)[1]
Annual ridership83 million (Lisbon, 2017)
21 million (Porto, 2017)[2]
Operation
Operator(s)Comboios de Portugal

Contents

Metropolitan Lisbon NetworkEdit

CP-Urb. L. + Soflusa + Fertagus

(Commuter rail and ferry services in the Lisbon metropolitan area)
Services:      Sado (CP+Soflusa)     Sintra (CP)
     Fertagus     Azambuja (CP)     Cascais (CP)


Azambuja
 
Praias do Sado-A
Espadanal da Azambuja
 
Praça do Quebedo
Vila Nova da Rainha
 
Setúbal
Carregado
 
Palmela
Castanheira do Ribatejo
Venda do Alcaide
Vila Franca de Xira
Pinhal Novo
Alhandra
Penteado
Alverca
Moita
Póvoa
Alhos Vedros
Santa Iria
Baixa da Banheira
Bobadela
Lavradio
Sacavém
Barreiro-A
Moscavide
Barreiro
Oriente
(Soflusa)
Braço de Prata
Terreiro do Paço
Santa Apolónia
Penalva
Marvila
Coina
Fogueteiro
Roma - Areeiro
Foros de Amora
Entrecampos
Corroios
Sete Rios
Pragal
 
 
 
Campolide
Benfica
Rossio
Santa Cruz-Damaia
Cais do Sodré
Reboleira
Santos
(z)
Alcântara-Terra
 
 
 
Alcântara-Mar
(c)
Amadora
Belém
Queluz - Belas
Algés
Monte Abraão
Cruz Quebrada
Massamá-Barcarena
Caxias
Agualva-Cacém
Paço de Arcos
Mira Sintra-Meleças
 
Santo Amaro
Rio de Mouro
Oeiras
Mercês
Carcavelos
Algueirão-Mem Martins
Parede
Portela de Sintra
São Pedro Estoril
Sintra
São João Estoril
Estoril
Cascais
Monte Estoril

Lines: a Alentejoc Cascaisz Cintura
n Norteo Oestes Sintrau Sul7 C. Sete Rios
(*) Campolide-A (‡) Alcântara overpass

Source: Official site, 2019.01
(station names according to source)
 
Commuter rail lines in Lisbon

The system is complemented in Lisbon by the Lisbon Metro and an extensive bus network.

 
Lisbon rail lines overview, with CP, Fertagus and Lisbon Metro (filled light gray) lines

It comprises four lines[3] which served 83 million passenger in 2017.[4]

Although the Cintura line connects the Azambuja line (at Braço de Prata) to the Cascais line (at Alcântara-Mar), the stretch between Alcântara-Terra and Alcântara-Mar is only used for freight services, and passengers transferring between both stations have to do so on foot.

Nowadays, the services from the Azambuja and Sintra lines are joined in a single timetable, as "Azambuja/Lisboa/Sintra".[5]

Since 2011, the Azambuja line has offered a direct connection between Azambuja and Alcântara-Terra, with an additional Castanheira–Santa Apolónia service during weekdays, a change that will be reversed with the Summer 2015 timetables, that reintroduce the older Azambuja–Santa Apolónia and Castanheira–Alcântara-Terra services.[6]

 
The Lisbon Cintura rail line, and its connections to the other North Lisbon urban lines.

Metropolitan Porto networkEdit

Porto commuter rail

(Commuter rail services in the Metropolitan Area of Porto)
Services:      Aveiro     Braga
     Caíde/Marco     Guimarães


Covas
Guimarães
Nespereira
Vizela
Caíde
Braga
Pereirinhas
Ferreiros
Meinedo
Mazagão
Cuca
Aveleda
Bustelo
Tadim
Lordelo
Ruilhe
Penafiel
Arentim
Giesteira
Couto de Cambeses
Paredes
Nine
Vila das Aves
Louro
Oleiros
Mouquim
Caniços
Famalicão
Irivo
Barrimau
Santo Tirso
Esmeriz
Cête
Lousado
Parada
Trofa
Recarei-Sobreira
Portela
Trancoso
São Romão
Terronhas
São Frutuoso
S. Martinho do Campo
Leandro
Valongo
Travagem
Suzão
Ermesinde
Cabeda
Ág. Santas / Palm.
Rio Tinto
Contumil
General Torres
Porto-Campanhã
Vila Nova de Gaia
Porto-São Bento
Coimbrões
Aveiro
Madalena
Cacia
Valadares
Canelas
Francelos
Salreu
Miramar
Estarreja
Aguda
Avanca
Granja
Válega
Espinho
Ovar
Silvalde
Carvalheira-Maceda
Paramos
Cortegaça
Esmoriz

Lines: d Linha do Dourog Linha de Guimarães
b Ramal de Bragam Linha do Minhon Linha do Norte
Source: Official site, 2019.01

 
Map of the Porto network with the map of the Porto Metro.

The CP Urban Services in the great Porto area consists of 4 main lines, linking Porto Terminus São Bento Station (Estação de São Bento) in Porto Downtown with the cities of Braga, Guimarães, Aveiro and Penafiel. The lines are completely electrified and the service is efficient, serving over 21 million passengers in 2017.[7]

The Commuter rail service in Porto is well connected with bus and metro service in the city, linking with lines A (Blue line), B (Red line), C (Green line), E (Violet Line) and F (Orange Line) of metro service in Campanhã Station and with line D (Yellow line) in São Bento Station.

A fifth line was inaugurated on September 2009, Leixões line, connecting Porto to Leixões.[8] This line closed again in 2011.

In 2018, a study was launched into a new 36.5 km rail line branching from Valongo on the Linha de Caide to Felgueiras, with an expectedly cost of €300 million.[9]

Metropolitan Coimbra networkEdit

Coimbra suburban rail
Coimbra commuter rail

  closed in 2009 •   in service
  closed in 2004 •   closing after 2021


Lobazes (ʟ)
Miranda do Corvo (ʟ)
Padrão (ʟ)
Meiral (ʟ)
Lousã-A (ʟ)
Lousã (ʟ)
Prilhão-Casais (ʟ)
 
Serpins (ʟ)
 
 
 
 
Coimbra
 
 
 
Coimbra-B
 
Souselas
Pampilhosa (n)
Mala (n)
Silvã-Feiteira (n)
Enxofães (n)
Murtede (n)
Cordinhã (n)
Cantanhede (n)
Limede-Cadima
Casal (a)(n)
Arazede (a)
Bebedouro (a)
Liceia (a)
Santana-Ferreira (a)
Costeira (a)(o)
Alhadas (o)
Carvalhal (o)
Maiorca (o)
(f)(o)

Lines: a R. Alfarelosf R. Figueira da Foz
ʟ R. Lousãn L. Norteo L. Oeste
Fonte: official diagram (2001)

Since the closure by Comboios de Portugal of the lines from Coimbra to LousãMiranda do Corvo (Ramal da Lousã), in 2004, and Coimbra to Figueira da Foz via Cantanhede (Ramal da Figueira da Foz) in 2011, the Urbanos Coimbra service now only consists of the Baixo Mondego corridor, from Coimbra to Figueira da Foz[10] via Montemor-o-Velho (Ramal de Alfarelos of the Linha do Norte, Linha do Oeste and Ramal da Lousã).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CP, "Mapa das Linhas dos Comboios Urbanos do Porto" (Porto Urban Trains Lines Map) "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) (Portuguese) Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Relatório e Contas 2017" (PDF). CP.PT. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  3. ^ CP, Lisbon Urban Service network map [1]. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Relatório e Contas 2017" (PDF). CP.PT. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  5. ^ CP, "Azambuja / Lisboa / Sintra – summary [timetable]" "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  6. ^ CP, "Azambuja / Lisboa / Sintra – summary [timetable]" [2]. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Relatório e Contas 2017" (PDF). CP.PT. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  8. ^ Expresso, "Transportes: Linha ferroviária de Leixões recebe comboios de passageiros a partir de Setembro" [3] (Portuguese) Retrieved on 31 August 2010.
  9. ^ "Municípios estudam ferrovia que liga a linha do Douro a Paços de Ferreira e Felgueiras". Publico.pt. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Coimbra Urban Trains". CP.pt. Retrieved 28 April 2019.

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