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Modern public transport network covers the entire city area, connecting it with the Metropolitan Area districts.

Public transport in Porto is reliable and good value for money, featuring an extended and diverse network of metro and tram system, various funiculars and urban buses.

Porto’s metro network has six independent lines, with 81 stations, that cover a total railroad extension of 67 km. It has won the Light Rail Award 2008 and the Veronica Rudge Green in Urban Design 2013, since it has stations projected by Pritzker prize winner Souto Moura. Furthermore, Porto’s metro system is eco-friendly, saving 55 tons of CO2 per year. In terms of innovation, Porto has a state-of-the-art contactless metro ticketing system.

Porto’s fleet of buses cover 74 lines, with more than 500 vehicles, expecting to add 35 new electrical vehicles in 2018. This is the largest network of buses with wi-fi in the world, providing moving hotspots around the city.

Port of Leixões is one of the largest ports on the Iberian Peninsula and on the Atlantic Coast. It handles more than 18 million tons of cargo per year, representing 20% of Portuguese international trade. The new cruise terminal was shortlisted ‘Best Port of the Year’ in the 2015 Seatrade Cruise Awards.

Portugal among the EU best transport infrastructure

Portugal has completed 100% of its TEN-T Core Road Network and the quality of the road infrastructure is rated among the best in the European Union, covering over 40 motorways. Portugal is also highly rated regarding the quality of its airports, ports and railway infrastructures.

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