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Minister confirms electrification of Algarve's railway

railwayclockWorks to electrify the sections of the Algarve railway line between Vila Real de Santo António and Faro, and between Tunes and Lagos, will be launched in 2018, to be completed in 2020.

Pedro Marques, Minister of Planning and Infrastructures, announced the welcome news today in Faro: he made the same announcement in Portimão a year ago.

Back then, Marques said the call for tenders meant that the work would start in the third quarter of 2018 and this is still the case.

Not much seems to have happened in the past year - the project has disappeared from view during the mysterious ‘design phase.’

"The electrification of the rest of the Algarve line is still in the design phase, but it will happen in 2018, we have the first works tenders, so everything will be completed by the end of 2020," said the minister on another brave visit to the Algarve, helped this time by the smiling presence of the Prime Minister.

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0 #6 Verjinie 2018-01-13 11:26
Will the Diesel Maiden be expunged from East to West, or vice versa? 2020..... :zzz
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0 #5 mj1 2018-01-13 09:24
yes Tunes ..the station where you can breathe more easily
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+3 #4 Ed 2018-01-13 08:25
Quoting Mike Towl:
Between "Tunis and Lagos.". Will it be direct or do we change at Carthage?

Quelle amuse... sadly now amended to good old 'Tunes'
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+1 #3 Mike Towl 2018-01-13 08:09
Between "Tunis and Lagos.". Will it be direct or do we change at Carthage?
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-1 #2 Chip 2018-01-12 23:56
Quoting mj1:
well one thing for sure, they are quicker than Britain at getting upgrades done


We shall see!
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+1 #1 mj1 2018-01-12 19:46
well one thing for sure, they are quicker than Britain at getting upgrades done
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