Lisbon Metro expansion will involve demolishing “various apartment blocks”

The planned expansion of Lisbon Metro’s Red line to Alcântara will involve the demolition of “various apartment blocks and commerce”, the environmental impact study has revealed. The study is open to public consultation until June 2 – and admits “very significant” impact to owners and tenants which “will have to be minimised through compensation measures”. The plan involves the construction of three new underground stations (Amoreiras, Campo de Ourique and Infante Santo), and one station above ground in Alcântara. In all it is an extension of the current line, which stops at São Sebastião, of only four kms, but the result has seen Metro bosses forecast use of the service by another 11 million passengers.