The Anonymous Widower

EU Funding To Support Madrid – Lisboa Link

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Railway Gazette.

This is the introductory paragraph.

More EU funding has been allocated to enhancing rail links between Portugal and Spain. The EU co-financing is part of a €1·4bn package of European Green Deal projects in seven EU states that was announced by the Commissioner for Cohesion & Reforms Elisa Ferreira in mid-March.

I very much feel, that the lack of a quality rail link between the two Iberian capitals is one of the most important missing rail links in Europe.

Read The Man In Seat 61 and you’ll find that you can get a sleeper, but nothing convenient during the day.

Lisbon is one of my favourite cities and you can spend days riding their vintage trams.

Note that they are cashless and let’s hope that they run for a few more decades.

A Home Run From Oporto

I haven’t done a home run for some time, but Oporto is the one, that I want to do.

  • I would fly to Oporto.
  • I would travel back via Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona and Paris.
  • I will probably stop off for a few hours in other interesting cities.
  • I would return from Paris by Eurostar.

The Railway Gazette article says that trains may be running at reduced speeds in 2023.

 

April 8, 2020 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,

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