Railway Operators in Portugal


CP - Comboios de Portugal

Network length, gauge and electrification (2014):

At the end of 2004 the meaning of CP was changed from Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses (Portugese Railways) to Comboios de Portugal (Trains of Portugal), because REFER now actually manages the railway network and CP only operates trains. In 2008 the freight sector of CP was renamed into Cargo Logistics Portugal (CLP) but is better known as CP Carga.

In 2014 109.8 million passengers travelled with CP, 3% more than in 2013.

In 2016 the freigth operating business CP Cargo was sold to MSC, trading under the name Medlog.

Website: http://www.cp.pt/

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Fertagus

Network length, gauge and electrification (1997):

Fertagus operates double-deck passenger trains over the new link over the river Tagus in Lisboa, from Lisboa Roma/Areeiro to Setúbal.

Website: http://www.fertagus.pt/

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Medway - Transporte & Logistica

Network length, gauge and electrification (2016):

Mediterranean Shipping Company SA announced that its subsidiary MSC Rail completed the acquisition of a 95% stake in CP Carga on January 21 2016, taking control of the freight and logistics business of national operator CP. The remaining 5% of the company is to be offered to employees. In May 2016 the name of the rail freight business was changed into Medlog, later changed again into Medway. Medway has taken over 34 electric and 30 diesel locomotives from CP, so not all CP Carga locomotives (more information will be added when available). Medway will lease 4 new locomotives from 2017.

Website: http://www.medway-logistics.com/

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TK - Takargo (Cargo Rail)

Network length, gauge and electrification (2008):

Takargo is the first open-access freight operator in Portugal. Their main traffic will be intermodal trains from ports in Portugal towards Spain. They have taken over 3 diesel locomotives for shunting and have ordered 14 mainline locomotives.

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Last update: 04-02-2017