List of town tramway systems in Portugal

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This is a list of town tramway systems in Portugal. It includes all tram systems in Portugal, past and present; cities with currently operating systems, and those systems themselves, are indicated in bold and blue background colored rows. The use of the diamond (♦) symbol indicates where there were (or are) two or more independent tram systems operating concurrently within a single metropolitan area. Those tram systems that operated on other than standard gauge track (where known) are indicated in the 'Notes' column.

Location Relevant Wikipedia Article Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Braga   Mule 20 May 1877 1914  
Steam 25 Mar 1882 1914  
Electric 19 Oct 1914 20 May 1963  
Coimbra   Mule 17 Sep 1874
1 Jan 1904
1883
1910
Gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Electric 1 Jan 1911 9 Feb 1980 Gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Reintroduction planned (LRT)[citation needed]
Figueira da Foz   Mule Aug 1876 1930 (goods from Dec 1875)
Steam 1883 1926  
Lisbon
Lisbon Trams in Lisbon Mule 17 Nov 1873 10 Aug 1902  
Steam 1889 1892  
Cable 14 Aug 1890 3 Jul 1913 Gauge: 900 mm (2 ft 11 716 in)
Electric 31 Aug 1901   Gauge: 900 mm (2 ft 11 716 in)
AlmadaSeixal Metro Transportes do Sul Electric 30 Apr 2007   Light rail.
Sintra Trams in Sintra Electric 31 Mar 1904   Gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in). Operation suspended 15 Sep 1974 – 15 May 1980; now mainly a tourist service, operates five days a week and with a reduced winter timetable.[1]
King and Price (1995), page 63, state that the reasons for the 1974–1980 suspension are not clear, but mention financial difficulties, management changes, labor unrest, and the political turmoil which followed the Carnation Revolution of 25 Apr 1974.
Porto
Porto Trams in Porto Mule 19 Mar 1872 1903  
Steam 1878 9 Nov 1914  
Electric 12 Sep 1895   First electric tramway on Iberian Peninsula. Tram system reached its maximum in 1949, but the tramway continually shrank through the 1990s; remaining system operated as a heritage tramway.
♦ Metro do Porto Porto Metro Electric 7 Dec 2002   Light rail
Povoa de Varzim - Vila do Conde   Mule/Steam 15 Oct 1874 Oct 1934 Steam powered during later years:

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  1. ^ "Eléctrico de Sintra official page". www.cm-sintra.pt (in Portuguese). 7 April 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 

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