Portugal decided to build new high-speed railways

Portugal decided to build new high-speed railways

According to the weekly Portugal News, the National Railway Development Plan, which already approved by the Council of Ministers, will now be open for public comment.

The plan includes the launch of high-speed trains in the ten largest cities in Portugal and the modernization of rail links throughout the country.

For example, the new bridge will connect the cities of Chelas and Barreira, reducing travel time between Lisbon, Alentejo and the Algarve by at least 30 minutes.

The same applies to the road between Lisbon and Faro. Now it takes 2 hours and 25 minutes, and after the reconstruction it will be half an hour less.

Thanks to the new rail track, Portugal can achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2045. 

In A report by Airports Council International (ACI Europe) highlights the need to switch travel in Europe from air to rail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Moreover, massive investments in rail infrastructure are needed, as well as new taxes or even bans on short-haul flights in some countries.

In October, the Association of 15 Portuguese and Spanish organizations “Iberian Alliance of Railways”; appealed to the governments of Spain and Portugal to improve rail links between the two countries. These proposals are expected to be implemented next year.

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