Metro in Oporto

The project began in 2002 and was for years one of the major construction sites in the EU. The network has 6 lines and reaches 7 municipalities within the metropolitan Porto area. It currently has a total of 80 operational stations across 67 km of double commercial line. Most of the system is at ground level or elevated, and 8 km is underground.

Year of completion: the first line opened in 2002; other lines were added over the years and there are plans to expand the network, but that will depend on the availability of public financing

Engineering consultancy involved: civil and electrotechnical engineering

Client: Metro do Porto

Value of the project: 2.450 million euros by the end of 2010

Any notable innovations or outcomes of the project: Metro do Porto won the International 2008 Light Rail Award, in the “Best New System” category