(Subway) is the fastest way to travel through Lisbon. It
is a reliable transportation with several trains during the day.
For me it has an inconvenient: you don't get to see the view while
And don't forget to read my safety
The first project was created in the year of 1888.
It was designed by Henrique de Lima e Cunha and already
included a net of underground railways.
It didn't pass the paper stage.
Later, in the beginning of the past century (XX) two other projects
were developed by Lanoel d'Aussenac / Abel Coelho (1923) and José
Manteca Roger / Juan Luque Argenti (1924).
They also didn't succeed.
It was only after the World War II, with the precious help of the
Marshal Plan funds, that the decision of building the Lisbon Metro was
So, in the year of 1948, the Metro Company was created.
We had to wait until the year of 1955 for the construction to begin.
Please, remember that in those days we were not running as much as we
And the drawings were probably hand made. Know what I mean?
Lots of rubber erasers and stuff...
After only four years, we were celebrating the Lisbon Metro
inauguration. It was a major success.
In the first year some 15,3
million passengers used the subway.
The network originally had two lines:
- one from Sete-Rios
called Jardim Zoológico)
(now Marquês do Pombal)
- the other from Entre-Campos
the line had an extension until Restauradores.
At the time of the inauguration, the Lisbon Metro was the Europe's 14th
and the world's 25th.
The first ever was the London Subway designed by
Charles Pearson, the inventor of this kind of transportation.
From those days until now, the Metro Network has grown to four lines
and 46 distinct stations divided this way:
Blue Line: 17 stations
- Yellow Line: 13 stations
- Green Line: 13 stations
If you would like to know more about how the metro network grew over
the years just click here.
The following stations
are common to more than one line:
do Pombal (common to Blue Line and
Grande (Yellow Line and Green Line)
(Blue Line and Green Line)
(Green Line and Red Line)
are the following connections:
ready, Lisbon will have 40
railways divided by 4
lines and 52
- S. Sebastião
Almost all of the Metro Stations are authentic art galeries,
example the Orient Station.
You have to see them with your own eyes.
Don't forget to check out the Metro Network
Diagram and the Subway Map.
You can also save or print them.
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