There’s a path that connects us
Created in 2018, ViaPorto is a company of the Barraqueiro Group whose area of action is the operation and maintenance of the Light Metro Rail System of Oporto Metropolitan Area.
ViaPorto succeeds Prometro, which carried out its activity between 2010 and 2018 in a consortium led by the Barraqueiro Group.
ViaPorto is proud of its crucial contribution to the quality of the service provided to the more than 60 million passengers transported per year.
ViaPorto’s more than 300 employees are responsible, on a large scale, for our success. Policies in the area of human resources contribute decisively to accomplish the company’s objectives in terms of accuracy and quality of the service provided, reflected in high levels of satisfaction on the part of the thousands of daily users of this means of transport.
More than 60 million annual validations show that the Oporto Light Metro Rail is part of the day-to-day life of the populations of the seven counties it supplies, affirming itself as a fast and efficient means of transport that has radically changed the mobility of people who daily use the Metro of Oporto Metropolitan Area.
Metro do Porto is one of the largest light rail networks in Europe, operating in 6 lines with a length of 67 km and having 82 stations.
Its performance causes very positive impacts on society and on the territory, in social, environmental and economic terms, contributing in a relevant way to a more sustainable mobility in the Oporto Metropolitan Area.
The fleet of Metro do Porto integrates 102 units, with the capacity to carry up to 9 thousand people per hour and per direction, during the periods of greater demand.
The models used are 72 units of the Eurotram model and 30 units of the Flexity Swift model (Tram-Train), both manufactured by Bombardier. The former has metro characteristics that are eminently light and urban, while the latter is mainly intended for suburban and longer connections, with a greater number of seats.
The configuration of a single vehicle has a length in the order of 35 meters. The vehicles can be coupled in sets of two, forming double compositions.