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Stepping out / Civil Engineering Live - Tunnels under the city
5 May 2017
Stepping out / Civil Engineering Live - Tunnels under the city

Photography: Pedro Figueiredo

The construction of the metro system transformed the city, radically changing mobility and the way of living of the citizens of Porto.

How were the tunnels built? What difficulties were overcome with their construction? What lies beyond the spaces used by the public?
During the visit, it will be possible to comprehend the way the underground spaces are constructed, uncover technical areas of a station and walk through the tunnels which are used by the vehicles during the day.


Organisation: Metro do Porto, Faculdade de Engenharia do Porto (FEUP), Mostra UP and Porto Innovation Hub

Guidance: Jorge Quelhas, Metro do Porto and António Topa Gomes, FEUP

Date: 4 to 5 May 2017 (thursday to friday)

Time: 00:30 a.m.

Duration: 120’

Capacity: 35 people

Target audience: general

Meeting point: Faria de Guimarães Metro Station– main atrium

Way out: Trindade Metro Station

Pedestrian path: 2kms approximately

Entry: free entry through previous inscription here

Note 1: it is advisable to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Note 2: given that the meeting point is different from the exit, we suggest that if go by car, park near the Trindade Underground Station and take the Underground from there to the Faria Guimarães Station.

Note 3: the Stepping Out activities aim at the general public. For any participation covering another area, an authorisation must be requested detailing the purpose of that visit.


Filtro Aplicado:



Câmara Municipal do Porto
Praça General Humberto Delgado, 4º piso
4049-001 Porto


+351 222 097 161



Porto Innovation Hub

Rua Dr. António Luís Gomes s/n
4049-001 Porto


Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesdays + Wednesdays + Thursdays
6:00 p.m.



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