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Infraestruturas De Portugal (IP) To Invest €4 Million In Port Of Leixões Rail Connections

Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) to invest €4 million in Port of Leixões rail connections

Leixões, Portugal (PortSEurope) September 3, 2021 – Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) has announced that it will invest €4 million to improve rail access to the Port of Leixões, carrying out a work on the Linha de Leixões and on the Concordância de São Gemil in the municipalities of Gondomar, Maia and Matosinhos. The works contract was awarded to the consortium Extraco, Construccións e Proxetos SA
/ MISTURAS Obras and Proxetos SA. The 540-day project was eveloped by GEG Engineering, with the supervision of the work being carried out by Afaplan. Infraestruturas de Portugal is the public company resulting from the merger between the national railway Network companies.  The work includes at the geotechnical and structural stabilization of 11 excavation slopes, and respective containment structures, where there are signs of instability which could compromise railway safety, through landslides and falling blocks, with damage to railway operations in two strategic connections for freight traffic and the connection to the Port of Leixões. The benefits include safety, quality, reliability and availability of the railway infrastructure. The works will create limited delays to current usage of the tracks. The Leixões Line, inaugurated in 1938, connects the Minho Line, at Contumil Station, to the Port of Leixões. The São Gemil Concordance begins at Ermesinde Station, where the Minho and Douro Lines join and ends at the São Gemil Station (Leixões Line), enabling a direct connection between the Port of Leixões and the Minho and Douro lines. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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