Friday, January 5, 2018

Porto, Lisbon

Today is the last day for this trip to Spain-Portugal, and unfortunately it would be a very rainy day. I'm going to visit Porto in the morning, then take a train to Lisbon.
Rua de 31 de Janeiro
Capela de Santa Catarina
Câmara Municipal do Porto

Paperboy statue
São Bento railway station
Porto is the second largest city in Portugal.
Dom Luís I Bridge, opened in 1886. Upper part is since 2003 used for metro line.
River Duero

Funicular from Ribeira to Batalha
Vintage tram line in Porto

São Bento railway station opened in 1864. The vestibule is framed by pilasters, covered in azulejo tile.

São Bento is used for suburban services. Since I'm taking long distance service, I have to take a train from here to Campanhã station, which is the next stop.
 CP Class 3400 EMU is used for suburban services

The cornerstone was placed by King D. Carlos I.

At Campanha station, there are all types of trains. Here is one Intercity (Intercidades) train
Corail coaches are used (similar to the ones used in France).
CP Class 5600 (Siemens Eurosprinter) is similar to Spanish Renfe Class 252 but supporting only 25kV AC

Renfe Class 592 and CP Class 3400
Porto Campanha station is connecting Northern Line (between Porto and Lisbon) and Linha de Minho (between Porto and Valença), thus many freight trains are passing through here.
CP Class 4700 locomotive (based on Siemens Eurosprinter and with same design as SNCB Class 18)

The high speed train for Portugese railways is named Alfa Pendular (CP Class 4000).
The Alfa Pendular high speed train is a six car electric multiple unit (EMU), which is derived from and closely resembles the Giugiaro designed Italian Fiat-Ferroviaria ETR 480 Pendolino train. The bogies had to be redesigned to operate on Portugal's 1,668 mm Iberian gauge track. (Wikipedia)
The train is using tilting technology and it's maximum speed is 220km/h
Alfa Pendular entered the service in 1999, some trains are undergoing half life modernisation programme.

Campanhã station opened in 1877

My train to Lisbon will be an Alfa Pendular
CP Class 2240

My train is arriving

1st class coach

Atlantic ocean

A meal can be pre-ordered when purchasing the ticket
After about 2h journey I'm in Lisbon. I get off at Estação Oriente
The station was designed by Santiago Calatrava and it opened in 1998
CP Class 3500 double deck EMU

The station is a combined train and metro station and it is located near the airport.

Rossio train station

Old trams in Lisbon

Comércio Square

Arco da Rua Augusta

Narrow streets of Lisbon

Praça Rossio
Great food in Lisbon
Next day I'm flying back, this time to Copenhagen
From Copenhagen, by train to Stockholm

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