PS deputies from the Algarve visit electrification works for the train line

Parliamentarians also met with the mayor of Olhão and IPSS

The deputies of the Socialist Party elected by the Algarve made this week a working visit to the municipality of Olhão, where they visited the electrification works of the Algarve line, which «represent a global investment of around 80 million euros and should be completed in all its extension, from Lagos to Vila Real de Santo António, at the end of 2024».

Jamila Madeira, Jorge Botelho, Francisco Oliveira, Isabel Guerreiro and Luís Graça, accompanied by technicians from the company Infraestruturas de Portugal, traveled the section between Olhão and Tavira, «where the new catenaries that will make it possible to introduce electrical rolling stock throughout the Algarve line and a 25-minute reduction in the journey between Vila Real de Santo António and Lagos».

Luís Graça, president of the PS Algarve federation, highlighted «the obvious environmental, comfort and even speed gains that the introduction of electric rolling stock will bring to train travel in the Algarve».

He also announced that the PS deputies will "question the Government about the launch of the tender for the execution/construction of the Electric Substation of Olhão", an investment of around 14 million euros and which will increase the available electrical power.

Before, the parliamentarians met with António Miguel Pina, mayor of Olhão, and with the socialist councillors, to discuss the main projects of the municipality, having also visited the city's Health Centre, where the creation of a new Family Health Unit – already with a formalized request for constitution – which will make it possible to assign a family doctor to the entire population of the county.

In the afternoon, PS Algarve deputies met with two private institutions of social solidarity, which submitted applications to the Recovery and Resilience Program (PRR), for the construction of two new nurseries in the municipality. They also visited, in Moncarapacho, the Banda Filarmonica 1º de Novembro, which recently celebrated 160 years of activity.