Lisbon will receive, from the 1st to the 6th of August, the visit of around 1 million pilgrims who do not want to be left out of World Youth Day, the great meeting of young people with the Pope.Recently, the Security and Mobility and Transport plans were presented with measures and guidelines that intend to guarantee that nothing fails during these days of grace for our country.
As for the Mobility and Transport plan, emphasis should be given to the consensual strengthening of transport operators in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon, as this is the region in which a greater concentration of pilgrims is expected who will travel, daily, at the end of the morning, from the places from reception to the places where the main events will take place. The end of the day will be another moment of great movement.
It should be noted that even public transport will suffer some constraints, so on the 1st, 3rd and 4th of August, the Avenida, Marquês de Pombal, Parque and Restauradores Metro stations will be closed, as they are located close to Colina do Encontro, a where some of the Main Events will take place.
As for the trains station (CP), on the 5th and 6th of August, the Moscavide, Sacavém, Bobadela and Santa Iria stations will also be closed, as they are located in the vicinity of Parque da Graça, where the Vigil and Mass of Shipping will take place.
As far as Buses (Carris) are concerned, from the 1st to the 6th of August, the Marquês de Pombal terminal will be relocated.
For pilgrims traveling in an individual vehicle, it should be noted that Lisbon has a good offer of parking on public roads, complemented by several parks, with a total of 200,000 spaces on public roads and 32,000 spaces spread over 85 parks. Specific parking spaces were also identified for WYD Lisbon 2023, namely 3 thousand spaces in the Estádio Nacional do Jamor, 2 thousand spaces in Loures and 400 spaces in Parque das Nações.
As far as the Security plan is concerned, it advances with security measures at the level of roads, trains, airports and pedestrian routes. It also contemplates access control and the management of the capacity of the venues, as well as the control and management of the airspace. More than 16,000 security, Civil Protection and medical emergency personnel will be
At the borders there will be 21 authorized crossing points with selective control, based on risk indicators and information.
Measures such as strengthening the general telecommunications networks, as well as increasing the response capacity and resilience of emergency communication circuits, are also planned.
Consult the security plan and the mobility and transport plan to find out about all the details involved during the days of the events.