Metro do Porto awards consortium contract on Portugal’s ‘largest investment’
31 October 2023
Metro do Porto has awarded a €379.5 million contract to a consortium of Alberto Couto Alves, FCC Construcción and Contratas y Ventas for the construction of light rail line H (Ruby).
The project also includes the construction of a bridge over the Douro River.
The 6.4 km Line H would connect Casa da Música on lines A, B, C, E, F and G in the centre to Santo Ovídio in the south, where interchange would be provided with Line D.
The station is planned to be served by the future Lisboa to Porto high speed corridor.
Works are expected to be completed by the end of 2026.
The total project cost is estimated at €435 million. Metro do Porto said that this is the largest investment to date to be funded from Portugal’s share of the EU’s Recovery & Resilience Fund.