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From 2030, the journey from Lisbon to Porto will take just 1 hour 15

A new high-speed rail line will cut travel time between the Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Porto by 2030.

The project, developed in three phases, promises to cut travel time from 2h50 to 1h15.

On Wednesday (28), the Portuguese government announced details of the Porto-Lisbon high-speed line, which is to be built to reduce ridership on the northern route that currently connects the two cities.

In the first phase, scheduled to begin in 2024, construction will start on the new rail line between Porto and Soure (in the district of Coimbra).

In 2028, when the first phase . . .

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