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Velaro E - AVE S103 in Lisboa Oriente
Lisbon

RAVE (High Speed Train Project Portugal)  

Wikipedia: "Wikipedia: "The government of Portugal plans to build a high-speed rail line from Lisbon to Madrid. The €7.8 billion plan, announced in February 2009, is part of an effort to stimulate the country's economy. The line would link to Spain's Southwest Corridor.

Since the late 1990s Comboios de Portugal (CP) has run the Alfa Pendular service, connecting Portugal's mainland from the north border to the Algarve at a speed of up to 220 kilometres per hour (140 mph).

The service is operated using 10 Italian-designed Pendolino tilting trains. Based on the Italian ETR 480, trains were assembled in Portugal at the former SOREFAME/Adtranz plant in Amadora. Fiat Ferroviaria was the main contractor, with Siemens AG and ADtranz as subcontractors.

In addition to these high-speed trains, some InterCity "corail" coaches have been upgraded to 200 kilometres per hour (125 mph) running. These are hauled by CP class 5600 locomotives (identical to the Spanish RENFE Class 252). These "corail" coaches were based on French SNCF Corail cars, with their stainless steel carbody, which were also adapted at the SOREFAME plant."

Siemens Velaro E

 

Copyright: Willy Kaemena
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Taken: 31/10/2009
Uploaded: 01/11/2009
Updated: 06/01/2019
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Tags: train; rail; cp
More About Lisbon

Capital, largest, and wealthiest city in Portugal and one of the leading economic centers on the Iberian Peninsula. Although located in the westernmost corner of Europe, the city is firmly embedded in the European Union, hosting a couple of EU agencies. Visit Baixa, the downtown city center and Alfama, the oldest district in the city or just chill out in one of Lisbon’s memorable parks – Parque Florestal de Monsanto, one of Europe’s largest urban parks or Parque Eduardo Vll, off the main drag. Last but not least, Lisbon plays host each September to the Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - Queer Lisboa.


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