Lisbon has a Metro system (subway metropolitan Lisbon Metro) supplemented by a system of urban and suburban train and tram. Lisbon metro is considered one of the most beautiful metro in Europe together with Moscow and Paris. Its stations are both artistic and architectural spaces. It opened in 1959 with a length of 6.5 km. The growth of the network was completed in successive expansion phases. In 1988, after the nationalization of the company, was created Metropolitano de Lisboa EP, (the operator of the underground). Since then carried out the largest expansion and reorganization of the network.
The Lisbon metro consists of 4 lines with 45 km long and 55 stations (6 of them with correspondence)
Scroll through the four lines of the Lisbon subway is very easy and intuitive, thanks to its system of colors, icons and names: Blue-gull, Yellow-sunflower, Green-oriente, and Red-caravel
In 2014 is scheduled the opening of the extension of the Blue Line from Amadora East to Reboleira train station.
It is also planned the expansion of the Yellow Line at Estrela de Rato (and eventually Alcântara) and the extension of the Red Line to São Sebastão Campolide (and eventually Campo Ourique / Amoreiras)
Oriente Station, of the red line. It is a monumental work designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava that has Impressionists tile panels on the ground, a large shopping center and a city bus station, and at the top another regional trains station.
Baixa-Chiado station, blue line, is a very spectacular modernist station decorated with tiles.
Entre Campos station with a collection of statues representing classic trades old Lisbon.
The Metro starts the service at 06:30 am and stops at 01:00 am (the last trains arrive at the terminal stations at 01:30 am). However, some stations closed exits before 1:00 a.m
Varies from 4 minutes during peak hours to 8-10 minutes at night.
The tariff system of the Lisbon Metro is integrated into the structure of transport crowns Lisbon Region which is divided into four areas: L, 1, 2 and 3. Most of the metro network is situated within the central crown or Corona L. The Lisbon Metro has a wide variety of tickets which include those for travel only in Metro, combined tickets with transport company Carris (bus and tram), and combined with other operators. Note that the cash payment of bills was abandoned February 1, 2012, and currently there is a rechargeable magnetic ticketing system, which are validated by supporting them in the reader access barriers. This rechargeable card 7 Colinas and Viva Cartão Viagem which cost € 0.50 and are valid for one year and are for use in other modes of transportation.
The Lisbon Airport, is located within the urban area of the Portuguese capital and since 2010 is easily accessible with the Metro Red Line, so users should not pay any suburban special supplement to get here, just the price of the ticket for the metro network, 1.25 €
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