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A site dedictated to:
  • Lisbon and Oporto Public Transport
  • Anglo-Portuguese Culture
  • Local history in Altrincham and Sale, Cheshire, England -
    including the Official Web Site of Altrincham Football Club.

    Component parts:

    Lisbon ferry, Martim Moniz.

    Copyright: ©
    Compiled by John Laidlar
  • The Luso Pages Home Page

  • Lisbon and Oporto Transport
  • Altrincham and Sale, Cheshire, England
  • Anglo-Portuguese Culture
  • Public Transport

  • This page  21 June 2010


    This site's aims are to provide the user with an introduction to the wide range of public transport which operates in and around the Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Oporto [and one or two other cities in other countries as well]; to provide information on selected aspects of Anglo-Portuguese culture; and to give an introduction to the towns of Sale and Altrincham in Cheshire, England, with special emphasis on Altrincham Football Club.

    Lisbon Transport

    The face of Lisbon has been transformed over the last twenty years but the city and its environs still provide an amazing variety of public transport, which this website seeks to reflect, primarily for the English-speaking visitor.

    In addition to the aviation, buses and railways that you would expect in any major conurbation of the world, Lisbon and its neighbourhood additionally boasts river transport (passenger and car ferries, catamarans and a wide range of shipping including leisure craft and the latest cruise ships, as well as merchant and navy vessels), trams (modern and heritage), metros (underground and surface), funiculars, a street elevator, two other public lifts, a cablecar, an extensive network of suburban and inter-city coaches, taxis and a monorail. It also has two magnificent bridges across the Tagus river, one of which is also use by trains. The airport has recently been expanded and a new site is also being planned; the buses include the latest gas-powered vehicles and the railways include suburban stock operating some of the most intensive schedules in Europe as well as tilting high-speed sets and international services to France and Spain. And, nearby Sintra has a famous heritage tramway to the Atlantic coast.

    Ticketing is almost entirely by electronic proximity systems and, whilst it is not as cheap as it used to be, nevertheless is good value when used extensively. For those interested in the past, the city also has an excellent bus and tram museum and an impressive maritime museum, whilst there is a two-site aircraft museum in the suburbs.

    In short, whatever form of public transport may interest you, you are almost certain to find it in Lisbon - and you will find it described in this website.


    Sintra Transport

    Left & right: Sintra Line EMU; Stagecoach Portugal bus; Sintra-Atlântico tram. Click on images for larger versions. All three scenes have changed markedly in recent years.

    Sintra, with its royal palaces, lies just a few miles north-west of Lisbon. As well as being a picturesque town, set in a hilly landscape, it offers the transport enthusiast plenty of interest, not least the Sintra electric tramway which has recently been re-opened back into the town centre at Estefânia. This provides an exhilarating 45-minute trip to the coastal resort of Praia das Maçãs.


    Oporto Transport

    L to R: A view of Oporto from Vila Nova da Gaia, across the Douro river; Oporto Metro unit (2005); STCP hydrogen-powered bus, 2005.
    Oporto has, like Lisbon, been undergoing rapid changes in its transport system. The most obvious new feature is an extensive new Metro system, revived funicular and tram routes a new (2011) cable car. Trolley-bus operation has now ceased but historic trams still provide a service and new ventures, such as the re-opened Guindais funicular and new double-deck buses provide interest to the transport-minded visitor. The city also houses a transport museum and a tram museum.


    Other Selected Cities as Bases for Travelling by Public Transport

  • Hamburg (Germany) & environs
  • Mainz (Germany) & environs
  • Stuttgart (Germany) & environs
  • Valladolid (Spain) and the Cities of Castile and León.

    These pages cover:

  • Cesário Verde, 1855-86, Portugal's leading nineteenth-century poet. These pages will eventually include the text of all his works.
  • Anglo-Portuguese Culture
  • Manchester's Portuguese Connections.

  • Associated with the Luso Pages are:

    L to R: The Old Market Place Altrincham; Bridgewater Canal in Sale; Altrincham Football Club clinch the Unibond Premiership, May 1999.

    These pages have two component parts:

  • Sale, Cheshire, Part I, which covers Sale's location, history, transport, its famous residents and which also suggests some further reading, and
  • Sale, Cheshire, Part II, which covers Sale's landmarks and sights.
  • Altrincham, Cheshire, which will cover the same aspects as the Sale pages when fully developed.

  • Altrincham Football Club - these pages cover Club news, match reports and playing squad details, as well as the history and location of the Club.
  • Acoustic Instruments North West

    For all your musical needs, contact Acoustic Instruments North West, run by Jeff Stoker in Southport, Merseyside.

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    Copyright: ©
    Compiled by John Laidlar