Portugal - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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This list is based on the service valid as at 13 December 2015. CP no longer publish a national railway timetable, so there are no table numbers.

CP's timetable periods nominally coincide with those in the rest of Europe, but in practice timetables are changed on an ad hoc basis, often with little notice.

Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information.

Obscure services

Lisboa Santa Apolónia (Bif. Xabregas) — Chelas

[TCE 693] (25B2-3 not shown; ERA1 21C1) PT17/1

This south to west curve links Santa Apolónia station with Entrecampos and beyond.

R6403 05:41 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - Leiria
R6409 11:50 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - Leiria
R6411 13:50 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - Coimbra B
R6413 16:30 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - Leiria
R6402 Caldas da Rainha - 08:16 Entrecampos - Lisboa Santa Apolónia
R6408 Coimbra B - 13:27 Entrecampos - Lisboa Santa Apolónia
R6410 Leiria - 15:27 Entrecampos - Lisboa Santa Apolónia
R6416 Leiria - 21:32 Entrecampos - Lisboa Santa Apolónia


See Portugal - Tram services over obscure routes

Other sparse services

The following lines have few trains (relative to service levels generally in this country) - fewer than four trains each way on at least three days a week - or do not run every day of the week:

  • Guarda - Vilar Formoso - Fuentes de Oñoro (Spain)
  • Valença - Tui/Guillarei (Spain)
  • Mirandela - Carvalhais [Linha do Tua]. Runs Monday to Friday only
  • Leiria - Verride
  • Entroncamento - Portalegre. Runs Friday and Sunday only

The train service on the following lines has been suspended owing to planned or emergency engineering work, with no known dates for resumption of rail operation:

  • Guarda - Covilhã. Replaced by buses since temporary closure in 2014
  • Oliveira de Azeméis - Sernada do Vouga [Linha do Vouga]. Replaced by taxis.

Deletions since last edition


See also