Douro Historic Train campaign kicks off on June 5th

    The 2021 campaign of the Douro Historic Train starts on June 5th and 33 trips are scheduled, until October 30th, between Régua and Tua stations, CP announced today.

    CP – Comboios de Portugal said, in a statement, that it will launch on June 5th the campaign of the Historic Train that will run along the Douro Line until October 30th.

    During this period, according to the company, the train will run every Saturday, between Peso da Régua (district of Vila Real) and Tua (district of Bragança), with round trips.

    However, between August 1 and October 10, the train will also run on Sundays, on the same route.

    As the CP, 33 circulations are scheduled, namely 22 on Saturdays (June 5 to October 30) and 11 on Sundays (August 1 to October 10).

    The composition includes five wooden carriages, dating from the beginning of the 20th century and the steam locomotive, taking the usual route through the World Heritage Site, stopping at the village of Pinhão.

    Before the train departs at the station, there is a reception for customers, with regional dances and singing, water distribution, port wine and sweets from Régua.

    The ticket price on the historic Douro train varies between 45 euros for adults and 20 euros for children (from 4 to 12 years old), and discounts of 25% are also available when purchasing combined trips from anywhere in the country.

    In 2020, the campaign ran between August 1 and October 10, having started later due to the covid-19 pandemic.

    The Historic Train program on the Douro Line started in the late 1990s.

    In relation to the regular schedules on the Douro Line, CP made some adjustments to its offer to “respond to the increase in demand in the summer season, between the city of Porto and Pocinho”.

    The changes took effect on Sunday, May 16, and will continue until October 16.

    The offer was reinforced between Porto – São Bento and Pocinho, at the beginning of the day and in the afternoon, with two new connections on the Miradouro train, one per direction.

    The connection between Régua and Pinhão was also strengthened, in the afternoon, through the extension of two trains, one per direction, which currently only made the route between Porto and Régua.

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