Internal restructuring
Continente; Lisboa; Grande Lisboa
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49 - Land transport and transport via pipelines

364 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 November 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


As part of the Strategic Plan for Transport, Metropolitano de Lisboa (Lisbon underground), will dismiss 364 of its 1664 employees. This number accounts for 22% of its workforce.

The dismissals are reported to take place during 2012. Metropolitano de Lisboa is also encouraging older workers to retire.

These redundancies are part of a larger restructuring process in Lisbon's transport sector. Other companies have announced redundancies adding up to about 2000 job cuts: Carris announced 635 redundancies (see here); CP - Combois de Portugal announced 725 job cuts (see here) and EMEF - Empresa de Manutenção de Equipamento Ferroviário announced 400 dimissals (see here).


  • 28 November 2011: Sol


Eurofound (2011), Metropolitano de Lisboa, Internal restructuring in Portugal, factsheet number 72849, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72849.