Urban Rail in and around Lisbon and Porto
Few countries in the world offer such a variety of transport systems as Portugal does, making Europe's westernmost country especially fascinating for the transport aficionado: in the Lisbon conurbation there are not only four metro lines, but also the wellknown heritage Eléctricos and modern tramways, as well as funiculars, elevators and suburban railways. The city of Porto, located at the mouth of the River Duoro in the Atlantic Ocean, boasts one old-style tramway line, plus an extensive modern light rail network with underground routes in the city centre and long interurban sections.
This volume is enhanced with peculiar systems like the water-driven funicular in Braga and the heritage tramway in Sintra, a major tourist attraction.
Published on 16 Sept 2008
ca. 300 colour photos
Text German & English
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