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 140.6 million passenger boardings were recorded in 2017.[2]

Carris logo
Carris tram and bus in Lisbon
Carris tram and bus in Lisbon
OwnerPublicly owned
LocaleLisbon, Portugal
Transit typeBus, tram
Chief executiveJosé Manuel Silva Rodrigues
HeadquartersLinda-a-Velha, Oeiras Portugal
Began operation18 September 1872
Train length24 metres (79 ft)
Track gauge900 mm (2 ft 11+716 in)
ElectrificationOverhead line 600 Volts DC
Top speed70 km/h (43 mph)

As of September 20, 2021, Carris employed 2,588 individuals, with 1,285 bus drivers and 152 tram drivers. The company operated 724 buses, 48 trams, three 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 du Ponsard.[2]

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  1. ^ "History". Carris. Retrieved 2009-11-23.
  2. ^ a b "Our Numbers". Carris. 2015. Retrieved 2021-09-20.

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