"The idea is to start between Braga and the Portuguese border, it is a 900 million euro project and the deadlines foreseen is that this project can start, once the necessary constructive projects are finalised to be able to start the work, from the year 2025, approximately," said the president of the Autonomous Government of Galicia, Alberto Núñez Fejióo, after an audience with the Prime Minister, António Costa, which took place in Lisbon.

The Galician politician indicated that the 900 million Euros are exclusively Portuguese investment, which is expected to be financed through the next period of European funds.

"I am very grateful to the Portuguese government and its prime minister for confirming the rail priority between Lisbon - Porto, Porto - Braga, Braga - Portuguese border. I am very grateful, moreover, that the major infrastructure will start between Braga and the border with Galicia," said the president of the Autonomous Government of Galicia.

Alberto Núñez Fejióo said that this "is a great strategic decision for Portugal, a great decision for the whole Atlantic Axis and a great decision for all the villages, towns and communities that make up the Atlantic Axis".