Portugal - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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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.

Obscure services

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


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:

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

See also