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THE FIRST STATION
Caminhos-de-ferro Decauville foram utilizados em várias explorações mineiras actualmente desactivadas. Últimas vias em serviço: Comboio da Praia do Barril (Pedras d’El-Rei), Tavira – passageiros, época balnear Minicomboio da Caparica (Transpraia), Almada – passageiros, época balnear Minas do Pejão, Castelo de Paiva – mina desactivada em 1994
The weather forecast for the next weekend is typical Portuguese summer: plenty of sunshine from dawn to dusk and hot temperatures. The stripe of sand from Costa da Caparica to Fonte da Telha is one of the most popular beach destinations for the people of the Great Lisbon area. Costa da Caparica is usually overcrowded. But if you want a quieter spot, just get the Transpraia little train and choose one of the several stops (paragem) between Caparica and Fonte da Telha. One of the stops is a popular destination for gay people; just ask if you either want to go there or to avoid it. Here you see the train in Fonte da Telha (click for map location). People are heading for the beach, while the locomotive is already on the side track after it was turned around (see workshop), to initiate the new trip towards Costa da Caparica. See also the other workshop with three photos of the turning sequence. If you are in Lisbon I suggest you the following trip: take the cacilheiro ferry-boat from Belém to Trafaria. There, get the TST bus to Costa da Caparica, where you can get the Transpraia to the beaches further south.