IP says modernisation of Douro’s railway line will represent a €135 M investment

  • ECO News
  • 9 January 2019

IP, the state company responsible for the transport infrastructures in Portugal, said on Monday that the modernisation of Douro's railway would represent an investment of around €135 million.

Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP), the state company responsible for Portugal’s main transport infrastructures, on Monday announced in Lousada, a municipality of Porto, that the modernisation programme of the Douro railway line, partially in place, represents an investment of €135 million.

According to the company, one of the major priorities of ongoing interventions and those already scheduled, in the various sections of the railway, is to ensure greater safety in railway infrastructure, especially in tunnels, bridges and inclines.

Welcoming the prime minister, António Costa, the mayor of Lousada, Pedro Machado, said that the ongoing investments in the safety area, especially in the tunnel of Caíde, was something that had been needed for a long time.

Machado also stressed the need to increase the parking capacity of cars at the Caíde station to respond to the greater demand.