Line A of the Metro do Porto

Parque Real 28 May 2012

Line A was in December 2002 the first opened of the Metro do Porto. From March 2005 it shared its route between Estádio do Dragão and Senhora da Hora with other lines making this the joint route. About 300 meter north of Senhora da Hora line A leaves the joint route and turns to the west in the direction of Matosinhos. This branch counts nine stops: Vasco da Gama – Estádio do Mar – Pedro Hispano – Parque Real – Câmara de Matosinhos – Matosinhos Sul – Brito Capelo . Mercado de Matosinhos – Senhor de Matosinhos. Until 1993 electric trams had been riding through Rua Brito Capelo, nine years later this street welcomed the trams of the MP.

Opening dates:
7 December 2002 Trindade – Senhora da Hora – Senhor de Matosinhos (6.1 km from Trindade to Senhora da Hora and 5.7 km from Senhora da Hora to Senhor de Matosinhos)
6 June 2004 Estádio do Dragão – Trindade (3.8 km)
Travel time to Senhor de Matosinhos is 19′ from Senhora da Hora, 32′ from Trindade and 41′ from Estádio do Dragão.
Time-table (winter 2021/2022): every 15′, peak hours every 12′

Photo gallery

Vasco da Gama, 28 May 2012.
Estádio do Mar 28 May 2012.
Approaching Pedro Hispano, 28 May 2012. This section with own right of way also includes a tunnel under a highway.
Pedro Hispano 28 May 2012.
Câmara de Matosinhos 28 May 2012
Matosinhos Sul, 22 February 2014.
Brito Capelo, 30 October 2014.
The north end of Rua Brito Capelo, 21 May 2013. The structure in the background is part of the bridge over the docks of Leixões harbour. The tram is just passing “Café o Eléctrico”, a reference of the classic electric trams that operated here from 1897 until 1993.
Mercado de Matosinhos, 28 May 2012. The tram just left Rua Brito Capelo. At the left is the market building that gave this stop its name.
Senhor de Matosinhos, 28 May 2012.
The end of the line where the trams reverse direction, 28 May 2012.

Continue for the lines B & E

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