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Carris tram and bus in Lisbon
Carris tram and bus in Lisbon
Owner Publicly owned
Locale Lisbon, Portugal
Transit type Bus, tram
Chief executive José Manuel Silva Rodrigues
Headquarters Linda-a-Velha, Portugal
Began operation 18 September 1872
Train length 24,020 millimetres (946 in)
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 December 31, 2009, Carris employed 2761 individuals, of whom 1714 were bus drivers and 152 drove trams. The company operated 752 buses, 57 trams, 3 funiculars (Elevador do Lavra, Elevador da Glória and Elevador da Bica), and an elevator (the Santa Justa lift). The last four were designed by the engineer Raoul Mesnier de Ponsard.[2]


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

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