Lisbon Metro: call for tenders to modernize public transport and improve service

  • ECO News
  • 26 September 2018

14 new triple units for the metro service will be purchased, alongside other improvements in accessibility for reduced mobility persons. The investment will allow a 20% increase in the service.

The company that runs Lisbon’s metro on Wednesday put out to tender a contract for the purchase of rolling stock and an automatic control system for its trains, according to an announcement made on Wednesday.

According to the statement issued by the president of the board, Vítor dos Santos, the base price for the purchase of rolling stock is €127,250,000.

Criteria in the competition include the best quality-price ratio, while the certificate of the public works’ contractor will also be mandatory, according to the statement.

Also on Wednesday, Lisbon’s Carris, which operates buses, trams and funiculars in the Portuguese capital, put out to tender a contract to hire production, communication, media strategy and advertising services.