"The constant delays in the metro works are the greatest obstacle to circulation in Lisbon. Lisbon residents do not accept these delays. As president of the Chamber, I demand that there be a public plan that is implemented urgently. If this is not the case, I will have to demand from the Government that works in certain areas of the city be stopped immediately", said Carlos Moedas.
In an interview with TSF and Dinheiro Vivo on Saturday, the president of Metropolitano de Lisboa, Vítor Domingues do Santos, revealed that the city will face new constraints due to expansion works, especially in the riverside area, next to Cais do Sodré, and that in Alcântara the temporary closure of Avenida 24 de Julho will be extended.
The official admitted that the constraints will have implications for CP and Carris customers, but that these are the "costs of progress".
"Once again, these delays reveal the importance of the Lisbon Metro being managed by the Lisbon City Council and not by the Government", reiterated the PSD mayor.
The new Circular line of the Metropolitano de Lisboa, which will connect the Rato station to Cais do Sodré, in an extension of another two kilometers of the network, will create a circular ring in the centre of Lisbon, and interfaces that combine and integrate several modes of transport.
The Lisbon Metropolitan operates daily with four lines: Yellow (Rato - Odivelas), Green (Telheiras - Cais do Sodré), Blue (Reboleira - Santa Apolónia) and Red (Airport - São Sebastião).
Normally, the metro runs between 06:30 and 01:00.
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