Portugal - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
This list is based on the service starting on 12 December 2022. 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.
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" are to the European Railway Atlas (Regional Series - Spain and Portugal) by M.G. Ball.
Lisboa Santa Apolónia (Bif. Xabregas) — Roma Areeiro (Chelas)
[TCE 693] (ERA-E 21C1; ERA-R 42C2) PT23/1
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) PT23/2
This south to west curve links the Linha do Oeste with the line to Figueira da Foz. The southbound timing is shown 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|
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||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|All trains have been replaced by buses since 19 April 2022 for major engineering work.|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.|
|Linha do Leste||Entroncamento - Portalegre - Elvas - Badajoz (Spain)||Two regional trains a day.|
|Linha do Vouga||Oliveira de Azeméis - Sernada do Vouga||Replaced by taxis with no known date for resumption of passenger trains. The line is still used by trains running empty to and from Sernada do Vouga works.|
Deletions since last edition