New Oporto Eurotram

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New Oporto Eurotram

Postby Rita Ochoa » Wed Feb 05, 2003 12:33 pm

The new Oporto rail system, using the Eurotram has opened with reltive sucess among the city population. The line is expending and it's already being built other stations designed by famous architects like Souto Moura.

Visit the stations, the tunels, the trains, the history and the people at:

http://www.metro-porto.pt/

http://www.metro-porto.pt/downloads/infometro/JORNAL_5.pdf

http://home.planet.nl/~ekers/Rolling/metro/metro.htm
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Postby patriciagaspar » Wed Feb 05, 2003 3:57 pm

they call it subway but it isn't a real subway, it is almost always at ground level

some of the stations don't have conditions for the passengers
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Wed Feb 05, 2003 4:06 pm

really ? What stations and what's happening ?

by the way, they already have a "subway"... all they need now is a zoo! lol
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Postby patriciagaspar » Wed Feb 05, 2003 6:39 pm

the stations are in the middle of residential neibourhoods without any acustic protection, in some of them people have to wait the train in the rain, and in others the works are really late so they are not ready yet but they are open.
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Postby patriciagaspar » Wed Feb 05, 2003 7:39 pm

They don't need the zoo, they will win the soccer championship this year :(
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Wed Feb 05, 2003 7:40 pm

hahaha. At least they had the good sense of not puting ONLY women driving the new trams like they did in Lisbon some years ago... away with the discrimination but not so far!
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Postby patriciagaspar » Mon Feb 10, 2003 12:50 pm

Some years ago there were only man driving trams because it needed lots of strenght, today the trams are all electric and digital and women can drive them.

It was the comapny politic to increase the number of women, to put them driving the new ones.

And everybody knows that a women smile is more friendly ;)
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