Alfa Pendular High-Speed Train View

Alfa Pendular High-Speed Train View

The view out of the window of the Alfa Pendular high-speed train as it leaves Porto. This was just after leaving Campanha station on the east of Porto on the journey down to Lisbon. The bridge is the Ponte de Freixo road bridge over the River Douro.

This is a great way to travel between Portugal's major cities. It's comfortable and takes around two and a half hours - that involves hitting speeds of up to 230 km/h. If that isn't impressive enough there are plans to upgrade the line to allow speeds of up to 300 km/h.


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