Sunday 13 October 2013

Albufeira Bus Activity

EVA Transportes GIRO Urban MAN 08·10·XS on a Linha Vermelha
(Red Line) service on Rua Sir Cliff Richard in Albufeira
Yes there is a road in the town named after the singer!
My recent ten day break, over late September and early October, was spent in the Algarve in Portugal, centred on the resort of Albufeira

As you may imagine, I also had the opportunity of observing public transport activity in the town. The main bus operator was EVA Transportes. EVA provides the local GIRO urban network connecting the the bus terminal, the Old Town and the districts of Albufeira
EVA Giro Urban MAN Bus 08·07·XS on R Pedro Alvares Cabral in Albufeira  

All services start from the main bus terminal and run various circular routes around the town prior to ending up back at the terminal

The network comprises five routes - Azul (blue), Verde (green), Vermelha 1 (red), Vermelha 2 (dark red) and Laranja (orange). The two red routes partly overlap - causing some confusion!

A Citysightseeing
City Sightseeing Algarve 12·GV·71 on Ave Infante Dom Henrique in Albufeira
service also operates taking ninety minutes to complete the circuit with 24 hour and four day tickets available.

I observed at least two Waggon Union bodied MAN partially open top double deckers on these tours, 12·GV·71 and 45·LP·36  Both have a PO47/32D layout and were previously owned by BVG of Berlin

Additionally a tourist road train (similar to those operating in
The road train linking the Old Town with São João
Great Yarmouth) links the Old Town to São João (The Strip) on a twenty minute frequency.

The latter is where much of the newer tourist accommodation, shops and eateries are located

I hope this short resume of activity in the Albufeira area has been of some interest to blog readers

1 comment:

  1. A very nice post thank you Roy and always nice to see ENBB "on tour" Funny sometimes how other countries seem to be so similar to us with the colour coded routes.