4.35 ME investment authorized for Aveiro-Águeda section of the Vouga Line

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The authorization for the allocation of costs for the rehabilitation of the Vouga Line, between Águeda and Aveiro, for a total amount of 4.35 million euros, was published today in the Diário da República.

The order, issued by Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP), authorizes the assumption of multi-annual costs relating to the contract for the “Vouga Line – between Águeda and Aveiro – renovation of the track superstructure – execution”, provided for in the National Investment Plan 2030.

The document clarifies that the contract, with a base price of 4.35 million euros, has a multi-year execution, covering the years 2024 and 2025, with the object to be contracted falling within the procedures necessary for the implementation of the National Investment Plan 2030.

The allocation determines a sum of 600,000 euros for the year 2024 and a tranche of 3.75 million euros for 2025, with the amount set for each financial year being able to be increased by the balance from the previous year.

At its meeting on February 1, IP’s executive board of directors also decided to launch the pre-contractual procedure necessary to contract the execution of the “Vouga Line – between Águeda and Aveiro – Renewal of the track superstructure – Execution”, for the sum of 4.35 million euros.

This intervention joins others that are underway and will continue in phases until 2025, for an estimated total of 34 million euros.

The plan covers the 96-kilometre length of the Vouga Line, between Espinho and Aveiro, and includes the renewal of the track superstructure, with the complete replacement of rails, sleepers and fastenings, track ballasting and heavy mechanical attack, as well as the automation of level crossings.

At the moment, according to an IP source, the renovation of the Sernada do Vouga – Águeda and Vila da Feira – Oliveira de Azeméis sections has been completed and, in the first quarter of this year, work is due to start on the renovation of the section between Oliveira de Azeméis and Sernada do Vouga.

According to IP, the rehabilitation of the Vouga Line will bring several benefits, including improved mobility, improved safety by reducing accidents and congestion, and shorter journey times.

Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi, CEO and founder of Portugal Pulse, has led career that spans multiple continents and industries. Born in Paris and later immigrating to Tel Aviv, Israel, Moti's background uniquely positions him at the intersection of European and Middle Eastern cultures. He holds a Law License from Ono College, reflecting his multifaceted interests in law, media, technology, and culture.    Moti's love affair with Portugal began in 2016 when he founded EASY NATIONALITY, an immigration office focused on aiding the Sephardic community in the wake of Portugal's law of return for Sephardic Jews. This endeavor demonstrated his commitment to creating meaningful social and cultural bridges.    In 2018, he launched Hadshot Portugal, the first-ever news website about Portugal in Hebrew. Recognizing the importance of bringing Portuguese culture and news to a broader audience, Moti took the step of immigrating to Lisbon in 2023, where he founded both Portugal Pulse and Portugal France. These platforms aim to offer comprehensive coverage of Portuguese news, events, and culture to the English and French-speaking worlds, respectively.    Moti's vision extends beyond news dissemination. He aspires to be an ambassador for Portuguese culture and to strengthen the connections among Portuguese diaspora communities worldwide. In pursuit of this ambitious goal, Moti founded Aliança Portugueses in 2021. Through this initiative, he aims to bring together Portuguese communities, creating a network of individuals and organizations bound by their love for Portugal.

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