The Ferrovial – Alberto Couto Alves consortium won EUR 288 million contracts for Porto Metro expansion by a total length of 6.2 km served by 7 stations.
The tender included two contracts comprising the construction of the Yellow Line and a new circular line, called the Pink Line.
The Yellow Line is a 3.15 km double-track extension metro section which will run from Santo Olvido station to Vila d’Este, serving four districts. The contract has a value of EUR 98.9 million. Under the contract, the consortium will have to construct a 770m tunnel. The extension will have three new stations providing metro services crossing through the RTP Production Center and the Hospital Santos Silva.
According to the tender, the Yellow Line extension should be completed within 34 months. This year, Metro do Porto has received a EUR 107 million funding from the Cohesion Fund for the project.
The Pink Line will be constructed from São Bento rail station and Casa da Música station under a EUR 189 million contract. This new line will integrate four stations, serving the Santo António Hospital, the Pavilhão Rosa Mota, the Centro Materno – Infantil, Praça de Galiza and the colleges of Campo Alegre.
Porto Metro expansion is the largest public transport investment underway in Portugal which had a EUR 365 million budget.
By awarding the contract to the Ferrovial – Alberto Couto Alves consortium, the Metro do Porto has saved EUR 77 million compared to the reference values of these two international public tenders, with the market and free competition responding very positively and guaranteeing a 21 percent reduction.
The contract will be soon signed to ensure the launch of the works as soon as possible. The works are expected to start this year and to be completed in 2023.
The new lines would be operated by CRRC Tangshan-built vehicles under a EUR 49.6 million contract.