Our Consortium

ViaPorto, a consortium which includes companies Barraqueiro, Arriva, Keolis an Manvia, is responsible for the sub-concession services of the Oporto Light Rail System since 2010.

The Barraqueiro Group specializes in the design and implementation of innovative passenger and freight mobility solutions. It fully meets all its stakeholders' needs and interests, in a sustainable way.

The leader in the Iberian suburban and interurban road passenger transport sector and a benchmark in rail and light rail operations, as well as an international road freight hauler, the Barraqueiro Group is proud of its long history and large experience, that dates back to its days as a small bus company founded in 1915.

The Barraqueiro Group possesses a fleet of 2,700 vehicles, operated by about 4,500 employees.

In 2011, Barraqueiro group has started its internationalization, with a joint venture in the road passenger transport activity in Manaus, Brasil. At the same time, has started a freight business operation in Luanda, Angola.

Arriva is one of the largest providers of passenger transport in Europe, employing more than 60,000 people and delivering more than 2.2 billion passenger journeys across 14 European countries each year.

Operates a wide range of services including local buses, inter-urban commuter coaches, local, regional and national train services, trams and light rail, waterbuses, demand response, and non-emergency patient transport.

In Portugal, Arriva operates local buses and inter-urban commuter coaches in Oporto and Lisbon.

The Keolis Group is a world leader in public transport operations. Present in 16 countries, Keolis operates urban, suburban, and regional networks on behalf of 300 local authorities. The Group carries over 3 billion passengers every year.

Manvia started in 1998, developing maintenance solutions in Portugal. In 2000, Manvia joined the Mota-Engil Group, allowing it a stronger positioning in the maintenance market. Employs over 600 expertises in the maintenance sector.