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Old Posted Oct 15, 2019, 3:49 AM
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Brief of the Tramways of Lisbon

The first tramway in Lisbon entered service on 17 November 1873, as a horsecar line. On 30 August 1901, Lisbon's first electric tramway commenced operations. Within a year, all of the city's tramways had been converted to electric traction. Until 1959, the network of lines continued to be developed, and in that year it reached its greatest extent. At that time, there were 27 tram lines in Lisbon, of which six operated as circle lines. As the circle lines operated in both clockwise and anticlockwise directions, each with its own route number, it is more correct to speak of a total of 24 tram routes, all of them running on 900 mm (2 ft 11 7⁄16 in) narrow gauge tram lines. The slow decline of the network began with the construction of the Lisbon Metro and the expansion of the bus system. Vehicles used are: the 'Articulado' trams, made by Siemens (Siemens/CAF nos 501-506 and Siemens/Sorefame nos 507-510), the 'Remodelado' trams (nos 541-585) used on all routes and the red tourists cars.

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