Carris

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Carris
Carris logo
Carris tram and bus in Lisbon
Carris tram and bus in Lisbon
Background
Owner Publicly owned
Locale Lisbon, Portugal
Transit type Bus, tram
Chief executive José Manuel Silva Rodrigues
Headquarters Linda-a-Velha, Portugal
Website www.carris.pt
Call Centre 21 361 30 00
Operation
Began operation 18 September 1872
Train length 24,020 millimetres (946 in)
Technical
Track gauge 900 mm (2 ft 11 716 in)
Electrification Overhead line DC
Top speed 70 km/h (43 mph)

Carris (Companhia Carris de Ferro de Lisboa) (Lisbon Tramways Company) is a public transportation company in Lisbon, Portugal. Carris operates Lisbon's buses, trams, and funiculars. It does not operate the Lisbon Metro. Carris was founded September 18, 1872.[1] A total of 234.4 million passenger boardings were recorded in 2008.[2]

As of Dec. 31, 2008, Carris employs 2,766 individuals, of whom 1,692 are bus drivers and 163 operate trams. The company operates 745 buses, 57 trams, 3 funiculars (Elevador do Lavra, Elevador da Glória and Elevador da Bica) and 1 elevator (the Santa Justa lift), all this last four designed by the engineer Raoul Mesnier de Ponsard.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Carris. Retrieved 2009-11-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Activity Indicators". Carris. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-23. 

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