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30 Junho 2016

Metro 24 hours

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MOVE PORTO assures the operation of public transports during Friday and Saturday nights and holiday eves. In Metro do Porto’s network, there are two operational lines: the Yellow line (D), between Santo Ovídio and Hospital de S. João, and the Blue line (A), from Estádio do Dragão to Senhora da Hora

MOVE PORTO is a result of a partnership between Metro do Porto, STCP and Câmara Municipal do Porto. This operation is working from June to October.

In the last years the growing number of nightlife venues in Porto downtown makes it the people’s choice for fun nights in the city. The traffic caused by the high number of people visiting the downtown during the weekend nights makes Metro the best way to get there. The central location of Trindade (Blue and Yellow Lines) and Aliados (Yellow Line) Stations facilitates the access to the principal nightlife places in Porto, making it easy, fast and convenient. In this special operation the security remains one of the top priorities for Metro do Porto as it has been since the beginning.

During the MOVE PORTO the travel title Z2 is valid in every operational stations included in the night services. Andante Z2 has a cost of 1,20€ (or 2,40€ for outbound jouney) and it can be used between the stations of Estádio do Dragão and Senhora da Hora (Blue Line) and Santo Ovídio and Hospital de São João (Yellow Line). The frequency between vehicles is 20 minutes in both lines.

The MOVE PORTO also includes STCP buses night lines. This operation will be improved in the weekends providing the best quality of transportation in areas not served by Metro do Porto.

The evening service of Metro do Porto is extended to Estádio do Dragão parking lot. This park with 850 parking spaces is open all night during the weekend and it’s available for every Metro do Porto clients. It has a cost of €0,95 for 12 hours for every owner of a valid Andante card.

There is another parking lot near to Senhora da Hora Metro Station, in Matosinhos, with almost 100 parking places and no costs associated.

To assure high safety for Metro do Porto clients, a constant concern of the company, the number of security agents in the stations will be increased during the night. There will also be a support and information team trough the stations.

Also for safety reasons, Heroísmo and Lapa Stations, in the blue line, Faria Guimarães and Salgueiros Stations, in the yellow line, will be opened only in the regular schedule, closing at 1 am.

The MOVE PORTO brings a nocturnal service of transportation to Porto city similarly to big cities as New York, Barcelona, Vienna and Berlin.

How does it work?
Metro do Porto works during the night at Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays Eve. The Blue (A) and Yellow (D) Lines stay operational all night with frequencies of 20 minutes between vehicles. The Blue Line connects Estádio do Dragão to Senhora da Hora and Yellow Line connects Santo Ovídio to Hospital de São João. During the week the Metro works regularly between 6 am and 1 am.

Every station will have at least one pedestrian available access. Mechanical access for people with restricted mobility can be requested to the support and information teams. Heroísmo and Lapa Stations in line A and Faria Guimarãs and Salgueiros Stations in line D will be closed during the evening services.

The process of validation remains the same. Each passenger must have an Andante card with one or more travelling titles or a monthly subscription. The Andante shall be correctly validated before every journey.

How much does it cost?
Andante Z2 title is valid in every station integrated in MOVE PORTO program. That means it can be used between Santo Ovídio/Hospital de São João and Estádio do Dragão/Senhora da Hora. In case of not having a monthly subscription, each client must acquire at least one Z2 title with a cost of 1,20€. A two way journey has a cost of 2,40€ and it can be bought in any automatic machine in the stations.

How to combine STCP and Metro?
STCP night network is included in MOVE PORTO. For example, to go from Gondomar (Largo do Souto) or Matosinhos (A.E.P. circular) to Porto’s downtown, one must take the 9M STCP bus until Hospital de São João and then take the Metro in direction of Santo Ovídio, getting off in Aliados sation.

If the course starts at Gaia (for example in Vilar de Andorinho) the connection can be done by taking 10M bus until Santo Ovídio and then the Metro in direction of Hospital de São João shall be the easiest way to get to Porto. The entire route lasts less than 20 minutes. If the starting point is Santa Marinha (also in Gaia) there is the option of line 11M to João de Deus where there is a Metro Station. It takes only 8 minutes from João de Deus to Aliados.

Park & Ride- Where to Park the car to take the Metro?
There are parking lots at Senhora da Hora and Estádio do Dragão Stations, with 94 and 850 parking places, respectively. At Senhora da Hora the parking lot is opened and has no costs. At Estádio do Dragão there is an implicit cost of 0,95€ per 12 hours to all Andante card users. For that, there are advantages in the combination of personal vehicles and the public ones (Metro and STCP). The park is operational during the night at Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays Eve. During the week it works from 5:30 am to 21:30 pm, with exists until 2 am.