Portugal - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
This list is based on the service valid as at 31 December 2013. CP no longer publish a national railway timetable, so the table numbers used (prefixed TCE) are those in the "European Rail Timetable" published by Thomas Cook.
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.
Lisboa Santa Apolónia (Bif. Xabregas) — Chelas
[TCE 693] (25B2-3 not shown; ERA1 21C1) PT14/1
This south to west curve links Santa Apolónia station with Entrecampos and beyond.
|6403||05:51 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - Leiria|
|6409||11:51 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - Leiria|
|6411||13:51 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - Coimbra B|
|6413||16:51 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - Leiria|
|6408||Coimbra B - 13:27 Entrecampos - Lisboa Santa Apolónia|
|6410||Leiria - 15:27 Entrecampos - Lisboa Santa Apolónia|
|6416||Leiria - 21:27 Entrecampos - Lisboa Santa Apolónia|
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:
|TCE 692||Guarda - Vilar Formoso - Fuentes de Oñoro (Spain)|
|TCE 696||Valença - Tui (Spain)|
On the following lines, the train service has been replaced by buses due to planned or emergency engineering work, with uncertain or unknown dates for resumption of rail operation:
|TCE 691||Guarda - Covilhã|
|TCE 693a||Pampilhosa - Cantanhede - Figueira da Foz ( Formal closure on 1 January 2012)|
|TCE 694||Livração - Amarante ( Formal closure on 1 January 2012)|
|TCE 694||Régua - Vila Real ( Formal closure on 1 January 2012)|
|TCE 694||Tua - Cachão|
Deletions since last edition
|PT13/2||Amieira — Reveles (Bif. Verride)||All trains north of Leiria use this curve so it is now the normal route. The Amieira - Bifurcação de Lares curve now has no service.|
|Sernada do Vouga - Oliveira de Azeméis||Now buses owing to condition of track; trains are unlikely to resume|