THE GS TRAM SITE

LISBOA – LISBON

PORTUGAL

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March 2001

The system after further elimination of tram lines – the outer ring line (routes 17, 24 and parts of 25) and of the radial lines between Cais do Sodré and Rato (routes 24 and 25) and between Anjos and Praça do Chile (route 17); the metro system is substantially enlarged, however.




PORTUGAL

LISBOA - LISBON


MTS - SUL DO TEJO / SOUTH OF THE TAGUS


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Lisbon 2001 tram map


INSET: CENTRAL LISBON

Lisbon downtown tram map 2001



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ABBREVIATIONS

BCh Baixa-Chiado PLC Praça Luis de Camões
PC Praça do Comércio RC Rua da Conceição
PF Praça da Figueira Sa Saldanha

ROUTES

Operator: Companhia Carris de Ferro de Lisboa (Carris)

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

12 Praça da Figueira – Martim Moniz – São Tomé – Praça da Figueira [circular route, clockwise]
15 Praça da Figueira – Praça do Comércio – Cais do Sodré – Santos – Alcântara-Mar – Santo Amaro – Belém – Algés
18 Alfândega – Praça do Comércio – Cais do Sodré – Santos – Alcântara-Mar – Boa Hora – Ajuda
25 Alfândega - Praça do Comércio – Conde Barão – Santos – Lapa – Estrela – Prazeres
28 Martim Moniz – Intendente - Graça – São Tomé – Rua da Conceição – Pr. Luis de Camões - 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

Ca [Linha da Caravela – Green Line]: Campo Grande – Alvalade – Areeiro – Alameda – Anjos – Intendente - Rossio – Baixa-Chiado – Cais do Sodré
Ga [Linha de Gaivota – Blue Line]: Baixa-Chiado – Marquês de Pombal – S. Sebastião – Pontinha
Gi [Linha de Girassol – Yellow Line]: Campo Grande – Saldanha – Marquês de Pombal – Rato
Or [Linha do Oriente – Red Line]: Alameda – Oriente


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramways: 48 km.
  • Metropolitan : 28 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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