THE GS TRAM SITE

LISBOA – LISBON

PORTUGAL

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July 1995

The system after further track abandonment, including the coastal route Alfândega to Poço do Bispo (routes 3, 16, 24 and 27), its branch to Alto de S. João (routes 24 and 27), and that of Rato to Martim Moniz (routes 20 and 25/26); also after the prolongation of the metro system, and its splitting into two routes.




PORTUGAL

LISBOA - LISBON


MTS - SUL DO TEJO / SOUTH OF THE TAGUS


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INSET: CENTRAL LISBON

Lisbon downtown tram map 1995

PC Praça do Comércio RC Rua da Conceição
PF Praça da Figueira Ros Rossio

ROUTES

Operator: Companhia Carris de Ferro de Lisboa (Carris)

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

12 Martim Moniz – São Tomé
15 Praça da Figueira – Praça do Comércio – Cais do Sodré – Santos – Alcântara-Mar – Santo Amaro – Belém – Algés – Dafundo – Cruz Quebrada
17 Alto de S. João – Praça do Chile – Anjos – Martim Moniz
18 Alfândega – Praça do Comércio – Santos – Alcântara-Mar – Boa Hora – Ajuda
24 Cais do Sodré – Príncipe Real – Largo do Rato – Campolide – Santo Sebastião – Saldanha – Praça do Chile – Alto de S. João
25 Corpo Santo – Conde Barão – Santos – Lapa – Estrela – Panificação – Largo do Rato – Príncipe Real – Carmo
28 Martim Moniz – Praça da Figueira [Back: São Tomé - Graça] – Rua da Conceição – São Bento – Estrela – Prazeres

FUNICULARS

  B Ascensor da Bica: Largo do Calhariz – Rua de São Paulo
  G Ascensor da Glória: S. Pedro de Alcântara – Restauradores
  L Ascensor do Lavra: Rua Câmara Pestana – Largo da Anunciada

Operator: Metropolitano de Lisboa

UNDERGOUND (METROPOLITAN) ROUTES

Ga [Linha de Gaivota]: Campo Grande – Alvolade – Areeiro – Alameda – Praça do Chile – Anjos – Rossio – Rotunda – Sete Rios – Colégio Militar / Luz
Gi [Linha de Girassol]: Campo Grande – Entre Campos – Saldanha – Rotunda



CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramways: 72 km.
  • Metropolitan : ? km.
  • Funiculars:
    • Bica – 283 m.
    • Glória – 265 m.
    • Lavra – 180 m.


HISTORY

  • Urban tramways: (mule-drawn) 17 Nov. 1873 - 10 Aug. 1902; (steam): 1889 - ? ; (electric): 31 Aug. 1901 - today.
  • Metropolitan lines: 29 Dec. 1959 - today.
  • Funiculars: (hydraulic) 19 Apr. 1884 - 1914 ; (steam) 28 June 1892 - 1914; (electric) 1914 - today.

GAUGE

  • Urban tramways : 900 mm.
  • Metropolitan: 1435 mm.
  • Funiculars: 900 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Cross, B. "Lisboa: New transport policy, and how to make the most of a tour of the Portuguese capital city", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, Dec. 1995 (58: 696), p.412-414
  • Cross, B. "Lisboa - How a tried design kept replacement costs down", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, Jan. 1996 (59: 697), p.13-14
  • Dias, M.T. História do Eléctrico da Carris - The history of the Lisbon trams. Lisboa: Quimera, 2nd ed., 2005.
  • McLoughlin, I. "Lisbon tramways - June 1986" [Map], Modern Tramway & Light Rail Transit, Oct. 1987 (50: 598), p.354.
  • King, B.R. & Price, J.H. The tramways of Portugal - A visitor's guide. Broxbourne [England]: Light Rail Transit Association, 3rd ed., 1983.
  • Price, J.H. "The tramways of Portugal: 1964-1968", Modern Tramway, Aug. 1968 (31: 368), p.271-278.
  • Pulling, N. "Light rail diversity in Lisbon", Tramways & Urban Transit, Oct. 2011 (74: 886), p.386-390.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Lisboa: Old trams out, new lines in", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2001 (64: 761), p.172-175.

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Also, thanks to Manuel Tão in Lisbon for information obtained through personal communication.


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