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Lisbon Airport Metro has approved the award of the design and construction

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Metropolitano de Lisboa has approved the award of the design and construction contract for the extension of the Red Line between São Sebastião and Alcântara to Mota-Engil – Engenharia e Construção and Spie Batignolles Internacional, for almost 321.9 million euros (plus VAT).

In a statement, the carrier announced on Tuesday that it had been approved on Monday to award the contract for the design and construction of the extension of the Red Line to Alcântara to Mota-Engil – Engenharia e Construção and Spie Batignolles Internacional – Sucursal em Portugal for a total price of 321,888,000 euros, plus VAT at the legal rate.

The note explains that the public tender for the extension of the Lisbon airport metro line to Alcântara was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 1 February, with the base price set at 330 million euros (plus VAT).

Four other bidders submitted proposals for the tender: FCC Construcción, SA, Contratas Y Ventas, SAU and Alberto Couto Alves, SA, Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construção, SA, Casais – Engenharia e Construção SA, Alves Ribeiro, SA, Tecnovia – Sociedade de Empreitadas, SA, EPOS – Empresa Portuguesa de Obras Subterrâneas, SA and Somafel – Engenharia e Obras Ferroviárias, SA, Acciona Construcción, SA and Domingos da Silva Teixeira, SA, and Zagope – Construções e Engenharia, SA, Comsa Instalaciones Y Sistemas Industriales, SA, Comsa, SA and Fergrupo – Construções e Técnicas Ferroviárias, SA.

Metropolitano said that the contract “will be signed after the legal deadlines and subsequent procedures have elapsed, under the terms of the regime established in the Public Contracts Code”.

The total eligible cost for the extension of the Red Line from São Sebastião station to Alcântara is 405.4 million euros, provided for in the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR) 2021-2026, with a European investment of 304 million euros and national financial support of 101.4 million.

The extension of the Red Line to Alcântara “will serve areas with a strong attraction and generation of journeys, with a significant density of housing and employment, schools, commerce and services, as well as being the target of major urban regeneration, such as the Alcântara area,” reads the note.

Four new stations – Amoreiras/Campolide, Campo de Ourique, Infante Santo and Alcântara – are planned for another four kilometres of the line starting at Lisbon airport, and the latter will connect to the future Sustainable Intermodal Line (Lios Ocidental), promoting the connection to the municipality of Oeiras.

These are the images of three new metro stations on Lisbon’s Red Line

According to Metropolitano, “it is estimated that the daily demand captured at the four stations that are part of this extension will correspond to an increase of 4.7 per cent of customers across the network, around 87.8 per cent of the estimated increase in demand corresponds to current public transport users”.

The demand captured from current individual transport users “represents 11.8%”, corresponding to 3,700 fewer individual vehicles circulating daily, “with time gains of 72%, of which 53.2% correspond to current users” and, considering the 30-year analysis, “the emissions avoided will amount to 175,600 tonnes of CO2”, said the company.

“It is also estimated that the transfer of passengers from road to the Lisbon Metro will avoid the emission of 6,200 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2) in the first year of operation,” it said.

The Metropolitano’s expansion plan aims to contribute to improving mobility in the city of Lisbon, “promoting accessibility and connectivity in public transport, reducing travel times, decarbonisation and sustainable mobility”, it concluded.

The Metropolitano has the “expectation” that the extension of the Red Line “will be a reality by 2025/2026”.