Slide Technical Visits

Infraestruturas de Portugal – Railway Operational Control Centre

  • Tuesday, 15 November 2022: 9:00 – 10:00 (Departure: 8:30)
  • Wednesday, 16 November 2022:  9:00 – 10:00 (Departure: 8:30)
  • Thursday, 17 November 2022: 9:00 – 10:00 (Departure: 8:30)
Limit per visit: 15 pax
Place: R. do Vale Formoso 104, 1950-258 Lisboa
Fee: 30,00€ *
Distance: app. 13.6 km from CCL
*This fee applies only to the cost of transport.

Important information

  • A shuttle bus from Lisboa Congress Centre will be provided. Please be at the Technical Tour
    meeting point 10min before departure.
  • This tour is barrier-free accessible.
  • During the visit it is absolutely forbidden: the use of cell phones, take pictures or film.
  • Due to the visit to secure areas during the tour, all participants must bring identification (Passport or ID Card) to validate their access at the entrance before the visit.
  • The provider reserves the right to cancel this Technical Tour due to a low participant number. In this
    case, all payments already made will be refunded.



The Railway Operational Control Centre from Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) – Portuguese road and railway administration – is located close to the “Braço de Prata” railway station in Lisbon. It hosts all the command and traffic control systems for the Portuguese railway in the country’s Central Region.

The building was conceived to hold all the railway traffic control systems of the central area of Portugal and has technical and functional characteristics of great complexity, namely concerning the spatial construction of the Command Room, where the geometrics of the ergonomic relation between the operators and the monitoring displays as well the articulation of all the infrastructures are combined as a whole.

The building is structured around a central space for the Control Room and the Situation Room, and the Ground Floor is reserved for the entrance, technical and staff facilities. In the squared body, which goes along the Command Room over the three floors, stand all the circulation, service areas, and administration.