All aboard for Madonna

Portugal’s state rail operator, CP, is to operate a special train to take Madonna fans from Porto to Lisbon for the pop superstar’s first-ever concert in the country on September 13. Return tickets will cost 21 euros.

The company does not have plans to operate a similar service on the following day when the top-selling singer will close her Re-Invention world tour with a second performance in the capital. Only one Lisbon date was originally planned – the second was added in response to overwhelming public demand for tickets. The European leg of 45-year-old Madonna’s tour, which began in Los Angeles in May, includes concerts in Manchester, London, Dublin, Paris, Arnhem in the Netherlands, and finally Lisbon.