PSD says that new Tagus crossing reduces travel time to the Algarve by 30 minutes

«This is a decision that was not taken for the good it does for the Algarve, but it is good for the Algarve», says Cristóvão Norte

The new bridge for railway use between Chelas and Barreiro, which will be the third crossing of the Tagus, will, according to the PSD, reduce the «train travel time to the Algarve by 30 minutes» and allow «the reinforcement of frequencies between the Algarve and Lisbon, as it unblocks access to the capital». 

This new bridge was announced yesterday by the Government as part of a series of public works aimed at responding to the needs resulting from the construction of the new Lisbon airport, which will be called Luís de Camões, and will be located in Alcochete.

Cristóvão Norte, deputy and president of PSD Algarve, points out that «this is a decision that was not taken for the good it does for the Algarve, but it is good for the Algarve. It is essential to increase the frequency of connections to Lisbon, also direct from the windward side, and reduce travel time. This decision brings us important regional benefits».

The deputy also maintains that «it is important to improve the conditions of inter-regional connections, between the Algarve and the rest of the country, and try to obtain an agreement from Spain so that, in the long term, the Mediterranean corridor includes the Algarve, but this requires the connection from Seville to Ayamonte, and the Spanish decide that”.

«It is essential to move forward with strengthening the intra-regional network: connection to the airport, route corrections to reduce journey times, in order to create a true regional inter-city and have a regional transport policy in which the railway is one of the supports", he continues.

 



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