Rail transport in Portugal

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Portugal
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Operation
National railwayCP
Infrastructure companyInfraestruturas de Portugal
Major operatorsCP, Fertagus, Medway - Transportes e Logística , Takargo Rail
System length
Total2,786 km (1,731 mi)
Track gauge
1,668 mm (5 ft 5 2132 in) Iberian gauge2,603 km (1,617 mi)
1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge183 km (114 mi)
Electrification
25 kV ACMain network
1500 V DCLinha de Cascais 25 km (16 mi)
Map
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Several companies provide rail transport in Portugal.

Portugal is a member of the International Union of Railways (UIC). The UIC Country Code for Portugal is 94. There are rail links with Spain, which uses the same gauge.

Network[edit]

Infraestruturas de Portugal is the rail network administrating company, taking over control from REFER on 1 June 2015.

The length of Portugal's railway system is as follows:[1]

  • total: 2,786 km (1,731 mi)
  • broad gauge: 2,603 km (1,617 mi) 1,668 mm (5 ft 5 2132 in) gauge (1,351 km or 839 mi electrified)
  • metre gauge: 183 km (114 mi) 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge (2006)

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