Portugal - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
This list is based on the service valid as at 15 December 2018. 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.
CP no longer publishes a national railway timetable, so there are no table numbers.
Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information.
Lisboa Santa Apolónia (Bif. Xabregas) — Chelas
[TCE 693] (ERA 21C1) PT20/1
This south to west curve links Santa Apolónia station with Entrecampos and beyond.
|R6403||05:37 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - Leiria|
|R6409||11:50 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - Figueira da Foz|
|R6413||16:25 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - Leiria|
|R6402||Caldas da Rainha - 08:16 Entrecampos - Lisboa Santa Apolónia|
|R6408||Leiria - 15:27 Entrecampos - Lisboa Santa Apolónia|
|R6459/6458/6414||Figueira da Foz - 21:32 Entrecampos - Lisboa Santa Apolónia|
Louriçal (Amieira) — Bifurcação de Lares (— Figueira da Foz)
[TCE 693] (ERA 20C2) PT20/2
This south to west curve links the Linha do Oeste with the line to Figueira da Foz. This is its first scheduled use since all services north of Leiria were diverted to run to/from Coimbra B in September 2013. The southbound timing is shown from Figueira da Foz as Bifurcação de Lares is a "v" station.
|Note A||R6409/6457/6456||11:50 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - 15:56 Louriçal - Figueira da Foz|
|Note A||R6459||17:17 Figueira da Foz - Lisboa Santa Apolónia|
Note A: From 12 July 2020
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:
|Linha da Beira Alta||Guarda - Vilar Formoso (- Fuentes de Oñoro (Spain))|
|Linha da Beira Beixa||Guarda - Covilha||Still closed for engineering works|
|Linha do Minho||Valença - Tui/Guillarei (Spain)|
|Linha do Oeste||Leiria - Verride|
|Linha do Leste||Entroncamento - Portalegre - Elvas - Badajoz (Spain)|
|Linha do Vouga||Oliveira de Azeméis - Sernada do Vouga||Replaced by taxis with no known date for resumption of rail operation|
Deletions since last edition
|Linha do Douro||Régua - Pocinho||More frequent service|