Linha de Guimarães - Guimarães, Portugal
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N 41° 26.121 W 008° 17.650
29T E 558969 N 4587327
Quick Description: [PT]A Reconversão em via larga e electrificação da Linha de Guimarães foi inaugurada em 2004 Pelo Ministro Carmona Rodrigues.[EN]The Conversion on Broad gauge and electrification of Guimarães Line was opened in 2004 By the Minister Carmona Rodrigues.
Location: Braga, Portugal
Date Posted: 5/28/2013 6:20:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMH5ZZ
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Long Description:
[PT]
A PLACA
Esta placa está colocada na estação ferroviária de Guimarães e nela pode-se ler:


"Linha de Guimarães
Reconversão em via larga e electrificação

Inaugurado em 19 de Janeiro de 2004
por sua Exº. o Ministro das obra públicas, transportes e habitação
Prof. António Carmona Rodrigues

Rede ferroviária nacional"


O LOCAL
"A Linha de Guimarães, originalmente denominada de Caminho de Ferro de Guimarãis, é uma linha férrea portuguesa de serviço maioritariamente urbano, que se compreendeu, na sua extensão máxima, entre a Estação Ferroviária de Porto-Trindade e a localidade de Fafe.1 Actualmente, apenas se considera o troço entre Lousado e Guimarães como parte desta linha. O primeiro troço, entre a Trofa e Vizela, entrou ao serviço em 31 de Dezembro de 1883, tendo a linha chegado a Guimarães em 14 de Abril de 1884 e a Fafe em 21 de Julho de 1907; o troço até à Trindade, comum à Linha da Póvoa, foi inaugurado em 30 de Outubro de 1938."
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A PESSOA
"António Pedro Nobre Carmona Rodrigues (Lisboa, 23 de Junho de 1956) é um engenheiro civil e político português.
Natural de Lisboa, ingressou, em 1973, no Instituto Superior Técnico, transferindo-se depois para a Academia Militar. Ao mesmo tempo foi praticante de râguebi no Centro Desportivo Universitário de Lisboa.
Licenciado em Engenharia Civil, em 1978, especializou-se em Engenharia Hidráulica Fluvial, na Universidade Técnica de Delft, em 1981. De novo em Portugal, iniciou funções docentes na Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, onde se doutorou em Engenharia do Ambiente, em 1992.
Durante o terceiro governo de Cavaco Silva, foi assessor do Secretário de Estado do Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais, de 1993 a 1995. Com Durão Barroso, foi nomeado para o XV Governo, como Ministro das Obras Públicas, Transportes e Habitação, entre 2002 a 2004.
Com a indigitação de Pedro Santana Lopes como Primeiro-Ministro, tornou-se presidente da Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, em 2004, garantindo, nas eleições autárquicas de 2005, o melhor resultado de sempre do PSD em Lisboa.
A 20 de Fevereiro de 2006 foi agraciado com a 1.ª Classe da Ordem da Estrela Branca da Estónia.
Em 2007, na sequência de uma crise de governação, motivada pela troca de terrenos da antiga Feira Popular em Entrecampos, por terrenos no Parque Mayer da empresa Bragaparques, foi forçado a demitir-se.
Voltou a candidatar-se, como independente, na lista Lisboa com Carmona, obtendo o segundo lugar e permanecendo como vereador, até 2009.
Em 16 Janeiro de 2008, Carmona Rodrigues e os ex-vereadores Fontão de Carvalho e Eduarda Napoleão são acusados do crime de prevaricação de titular de cargo político no processo Bragaparques.
Em 30 Julho de 2009 o Tribunal de Instrução Criminal de Lisboa confirma na íntegra acusação de Janeiro de 2008 e decide levar a julgamento Carmona Rodrigues, Fontão de Carvalho e Eduarda Napoleão .
Em Fevereiro de 2011, o Tribunal da Relação deu razão ao Ministério Público e mandou para julgamento Carmona Rodrigues, no âmbito da permuta de terrenos da Feira Popular e do Parque Mayer com o Grupo Bragaparques.
O julgamento iniciou em 9 de Janeiro de 20134 ."
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[EN]
THE PLAQUE
This plaque is placed on the Guimarães train station and it can be read:


Guimarães Line
Conversion into broad gauge and electrification
Inaugurated on January 19, 2004
by his Exº. Minister of public works, transport and housing
Prof. António Carmona Rodrigues
National railway network


THE LOCATION
"The Guimarães line is a railway in Portugal operated by Comboios de Portugal. It runs between Oporto (Porto) and Guimarães; until 1986 it extended eastwards to Fafe. It was extensively modernised in the first decade of the 21st century, including conversion from metre gauge to Iberian gauge track.

Narrow gauge line
The metre gauge line from Lousado to Guimarães opened in 1884 and was extended to Fafe in 1907. From 1938 trains started operating the entirety of the route via a new link from Trindade station in Oporto through to Fafe. The section between Guimarães and Fafe was closed in 1986 and the track lifted. Narrow gauge services on the Guimarães line ended in 2002 (for conversion to Iberian gauge). The terminus in Porto was Trindade station, which was closed in 2001 and subsequently rebuilt for use by the Porto Metro. The first few kilometres of the Guimarães line from Trindade has been rebuilt to become line C of the Porto Metro.

Broad gauge line
In 2004 Guimarães was one of the venues for the UEFA Euro 2004 football championship. Considerable investment was needed to bring the Guimarães line up to modern standards for carrying the expected numbers of visitors. Accordingly, the line was completely rebuilt as a 1668mm gauge line, with 25kV 50 Hz overhead wire electrification. The former line east of Guimarães to Fafe remained closed.

Upon modernisation in 2004, the former Porto terminus at Trindade station was closed (and has since been completely rebuilt to become a station on the Porto Metro). The former section of line between Porto Trindade station and Lousado was closed; trains to/from Guimarães now operate between Lousado and Porto via the Linha do Minho (and use Porto's main stations)."
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THE PERSON
"António Pedro Nobre Carmona Rodrigues (born 23 June 1956 in Alvalade, Lisbon), grand-nephew of Óscar Carmona, is a university professor and a Portuguese politician. He was mayor of Lisbon (2004–2005, 2005–2007), and Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Habitation and the Minister of Cities in the 15th Constitutional Government of Portugal.
In April 2003 Rodrigues was integrated into the 15th Constitutional Government of Portugal as Minister of the Public Works, Transportation and Habitation. He spent 15 months in the post, during which many advancements were made, such as the creation of metropolitan authorities of transports, a Spanish-Portuguese agreement on the construction of high-speed rail lines, and legislation for the creation of the societies of urbane rehabilitation.

With the inauguration of the 16th Constitutional Government of Portugal led by Santana Lopes in July 2004, he returned to Lisbon city hall as President, an office he held for eight months. In March 2005, with the fall of the 16th Constitutional Government and the return of Santana Lopes to the municipal government, Carmona Rodrigues took the vice-presidency of the city government over again.
In October 2005, Rodrigues won the mayoral election over Manuel Maria Carrilho, of the Socialist Party (PS), once again becoming Mayor of Lisbon, as an independent candidate supported by the Partido Social Democrata (PSD - Social Democratic Party). The results in the city's team of vereadores (municipal government) were: 8 to PSD, 5 to PS, 2 to the communist coalition, 1 to CDS-PP and 1 to the Left Bloc.

Following the announcement that he was being investigated on allegations of corruption, he lost the political confidence of the PSD in May 2007, whose members of the city government, together with all the opposition, resigned their offices, in order to leave the city government without quorum and force new elections. These occurred on 15 July 2007.

Carmona Rodrigues announced in 23 May that he would re-run as an independent candidate; he end up in second place with 16.7% of the votes (behind António Costa (PS), but ahead of Fernando Negrão (PSD)), in an election marked by a very high abstention."
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What was opened/inaugurated?: Conversion on Broad gauge and electrification of Guimarães Line

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: Carmona Rodrigues (Minister of the Public Works, Transportation and Habitation)

Date of the opening/inauguration?: January 19, 2004

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