Portugal - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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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.

Obscure services

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On the following lines, the train service has been replaced by buses due to planned or emergency engineering work, with uncertain or unknown dates for resumption of rail operation: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

See also