The Algarve Railway

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Estômbar-Lagoa station is 325km from Lisboa (Lisbon) and was opened between 1902 and 1903. It is situated between the closely neighbouring inland towns of Lagoa and Estômbar though it is actually on the outskirts of the latter.  It also serves, and is within reasonable walking distance of, the Slide and Splash water park - a major tourist attraction in the area. Today it appears to be un-staffed and in a rather sorry state.  A previous use for the station building was as a bar.

 

The street frontage of the station

The street frontage of the station. All the photographs in this section were taken on Saturday 18th August 2001.

The track side frontage The track side frontage.  The station building is on the north side of the tracks.  The adjacent passing track is rusty and is clearly not in everyday use.
Looking west towards Lagos.  At some time in the past the low level platforms have been extended westwards using poured concrete construction and a utilitarian waiting shelter provided on each platform extension.  Most trains are now, as seen below, of two or three coaches and this length of platform is not required. Looking west towards Lagos
1418 approaches the station with an eastbound Algarve regional service mid afternoon 1418 approaches the station with an eastbound Algarve regional service mid afternoon. No-one got off and no-one got on!

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