Portugal - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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This list is based on the service starting on 10 December 2023. 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 here.

Map references for each route entry are given in parentheses ( ). References prefixed "ERA-E" refer to the European Railway Atlas (All-Europe Edition) by M.G. Ball. References prefixed "ERA-R" refer to the European Railway Atlas (Regional Series: Book 1) by M.G. Ball.

Obscure services

Lisboa Santa Apolónia (Bif. Xabregas) — Roma Areeiro (Chelas)

[TCE 693] (ERA-E 21C1; ERA-R 42C2) PT24/1

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

R6403 05:35 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - Leiria
R6409 11:50 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - Figueira da Foz
IR811/813 16:53 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - Coimbra-B
IR810 Caldas da Rainha - 08:16 Entrecampos - Lisboa Santa Apolónia
R6452/6408 Leiria - 15:27 Entrecampos - Lisboa Santa Apolónia
R6459/6458/6414 Figueira da Foz - 21:33 Entrecampos - Lisboa Santa Apolónia

Louriçal (Amieira) — Bifurcação de Lares (— Figueira da Foz)

[TCE 693] (ERA-E 20C2; ERA-R 40C2) PT24/2

This south to west curve links the Linha do Oeste with the line to Figueira da Foz. The northbound timing is shown from Louriçal and the southbound timing from Figueira da Foz as Bifurcação de Lares is a "V" shaped station, with separate platforms on the two lines.

R6409/6457/6456 11:50 Lisboa Santa Apolónia - 15:39 Louriçal - Figueira da Foz
R6459 17:17 Figueira da Foz - 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:

Line Route Service
Linha da Beira Alta Pampilhosa - Guarda - Vilar Formoso (- Fuentes de Oñoro (Spain)) All trains have been replaced by buses since 19 April 2022 for major engineering work.
Linha do Minho Valença - Tui/Guillarei (Spain) Two Trencelta services per day to/from Vigo. RENFE Regionales trains are still suspended and seem unlikely to resume.
Linha do Leste Entroncamento - Portalegre - Elvas - Badajoz (Spain) Two regional trains a day each way.
Linha do Vouga Oliveira de Azeméis - Sernada do Vouga Replaced by taxis with no known date for resumption of passenger trains, because of condition of the track. However, funding has now been allocated for refurbishment. The line is still used by trains running empty to and from Sernada do Vouga depot.

Deletions since last edition


See also