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Porto

This city in northern Portugal got a light rail system in 2002. It runs partly underground and partly on street level. The rails are sometimes embedded in grass. Underground station architecture, surface-station furniture, signage and typography are quite consistent in their cool minimalistic elegance. Predominant materials are concrete, glass and steel [nunovski.fotopic.net].

Photo [mporto.no.sapo.pt]: Entrance of Pólo Universitário station built in 2004.



Photo [mac.com/wkaemena]: Campo 24 de Agosto station built in 2004. During construction, a fountain from the 16th century has been discovered and excavated. It is now part of the concourse level of this station.

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