Above: Lisbon’s tram system, operated by public transportation company Carris, at its peak in 1959 consisted of 27 tram routes, six of which operated as circle lines that operated in both a clockwise and anti-clockwise direction. The routes that operated in a circle had their own route numbers therefore it could be said there were actually only 24 different tram routes. Following the construction of the Lisbon Metro and expansion of the bus network, the tram network slowly declined resulting in the reduction of the system to an extent that only five urban routes now remain in use today, which operate in the southern centre and west of the Portuguese capital. The tram network introduced in 1901 is a 900 mm (approximately 2 ft 11½ ins) gauge 600v DC overhead system, replacing the earlier horsedrawn system, is worked by Remodelado tramcars. The photograph shows tramcar No 580 heading a Route 28 service for M.Moniz (Martim Moniz) along Lisbon’s Rua Da Conceição on Friday 7 November 2014.
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