Linha do Dão

The Dão line (Portuguese: Linha do Dão) was a metre gauge railway line in Portugal. It ran close to the Dão River (Rio Dão), between Santa Comba Dão and Viseu.[1][page needed] It is now a greenway for cyclists and pedestrians under the name Ecopista do Dão.

Linha do Dão
Ecopista do Dão junto à Estação de Figueiró.jpg
Overview
StatusClosed
TerminiSanta Comba Dão
Viseu
Technical
Line length49.2 km (30.6 mi)
Track gaugeMetre
Linha do Dão
km0
Linha de Santa Comba a Foz Tua
to Tua (project abandoned)
Linha de de Gouveia to Espariz
49.214
Viseu
Linha do Vouga to Sernada do Vouga
47.787
Vildemoinhos
(formerly Vil-de-Moinhos)
45.987
Tondelinha
(formerly Tondellinha)
42.864
Travassós de Orgens
40.941
Figueiró
Figueiró tunnel (44 m)
Mosteirinho bridge
38.234
Mosteirinho
36.461
Torredeita
(formerly Torre d'Eita)
35.031
Várzea
32.378
Farminhão
Parada tunnel (183 m)
29.730
Parada de Gonta
26.592
Sabugosa
24.952
Casal do Rei
22.521
Naia
20.383
Tondela
19.000
Tinhela Bridge across Dinha River
16.478
Porto da Lage
(formerly Pêgo)
 M 632 
14.370
Tonda
11.000
8.955
Nagosela
(formerly Nagozela)
5.933
Treixedo
Treixedo Bridge across Dão River
Linha da Beira Alta bridge
0.000
Santa Comba Dão

The line opened in 1890; it was closed to freight in 1972 and to passengers on 25 September 1988.[2] The tracks have since been lifted and largely replaced by an "ecotrail" cycleway.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Organ, J. (2010). Portugal Narrow Gauge. Middleton Press. ISBN 978-1-906008-67-3.
  2. ^ "(untitled)". CP. Archived from the original on February 18, 2011.
  3. ^ "Ecotrail Dão". Hotel Severino José. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012.