Ligação Ferroviária ao Porto de Setúbal sofre intervenções

The project, which is part of an existing agreement between Infraestruturas de Portugal and the Setúbal Port Administration, seeks to maximize the line’s operation and increase trains’ receiving capacity, reducing operating costs and increasing rail safety.

The studies and projects carried out by the consortium, which includes Quadrante, provide for the alteration of small sections of track in the reception/dispatch zone at the Port of Setúbal, a new shipping beam, the removal and/or reclassification of level crossings, and the electrification of new and existing lines associated with rail freight, entailing an estimated total investment of around €17 million EUR.

The Port of Setúbal is currently Portugal’s second largest port, after the Port of Sines, in terms of freight traffic by rail, which is why the continuous improvement of rail access to it the port is an essential project. In doing so, its multimodal logistics chains that encourage development and growth throughout its ‘hinterland’ are kept efficient, one of the objectives set out in the Government’s “Strategy for increasing port competitiveness’ presented by the Government.

Source: Magazine Imobiliário