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19.04.17 Core II of Carris Museum closed

Due to the event held in core II of Carris Museum, on April 19th and 20th (wednesday and thursday)  this space will be closed.
Therefore, the visit to the Museum on this day will be free and will only be possible to visit the cores I and III.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

01.04.17 Parth of the month | The ´Graça´ Funicular
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The ‘Graça’ Funicular was inaugurated in March 1893, built by the ‘Nova Companhia dos Ascensores Mecânicos de Lisboa’. It made the link between ‘Nova da Palma’ Street and ‘Graça’ Square.
Like its counterpart in ‘Estrela’, this funicular used rotating cable traction system.
Due to expensive fares during the first few years of its operation, profits were low. Only in 1897 did this funicular begin to be profitable.
Its stopped functioning in 1910 after 17 years of service.

31.03.17 Parth of the month | The missing Lisbon funiculars - The ´Estrela´ funicular
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Establishing a connection between ´Praça de Luís de Camões´ and ´Largo da Estrela´, this lift, built by the New Company of the Mechanical Funiculars of Lisbon, was inaugurated in August 1890.
Driven by an endless cable funicular traction system, it used composites formed by an open tug carriage and a closed box carriage with 8 seated seats, and in that 10 seated seats and 4 standing.
The service ran from 8 am to 9 pm, with a stop between noon and 2 pm, and the trips costed 1 ´pataco´ (40 réis) between Camões and Estrela, or 1 ´pence´(20 ´réis´) from ´Poço dps Negros´ to any terminal.
The ´machimbombos´ of Estrela (name the cars were known), ceased function in 1913.

02.03.17 Core II of Carris Museum closed

Due to the event held in core II of Carris Museum, on March 2nd and 3rd (thursday and friday) this space will be closed.
Therefore, the visit to the Museum on this day will be free and will only be possible to visit the cores I and III.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

28.02.17 Carris Museum closed for the Carnival

The Carris Museum will be closed on February 28th (Tuesday) for Carnival.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused

21.02.17 Core II of Carris Museum closed

Due to the event held in core II of Carris Museum, on February 21st and 22nd (tuesday and wednesday) this space will be closed.
Therefore, the visit to the Museum on this day will be free and will only be possible to visit the cores I and III.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

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01.01.17 Parth of the month | Automatic Ticketing Machine
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The typography workshop was created in 1878 with the aim of printing tickets which should not only be cheaper but also more effective in counterfeiting transport tickets.
The original dies and matrices were manufactured in the seal workshops of the Casa da Moeda.
The workshop had, in particular, a press, a guillotine, manuals, and a punching machine. Another essential instrument was the automatic ticketing machine built at the Carris de Ferro de Lisboa Company Workshops, using the "Chambon" rotary ticket printing machine, in 1954. By means of the individually controlled adjustment device with control Automatic, runs on aggregate electric motor of the "Oerlikon" brand no. 191.13 - type 84.1.4. - 220/380 volts AY 3 phases - 50 cycles - 4.6 / 2.65 Amp.1.5 HP - 1390 RPM. Circuit breaker 'Metrovikers' type DOC 70. Dropped to service in 1993.

31.12.16 Carris Museum closed

Dear visitors,

The Carris Museum will be closed on the 24th and 31st of December (Saturdays).
We wish our clients happy holidays and a prosperous new year.

30.12.16
01.12.16 Parth of the month | Photograph of Publicity Painting
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For more than 40 years the trams were the only means of public transport in Lisbon. It is not surprising then, that from early on they were used as a means for publicity. The first of these photographs go back to the 1920’s where they were found both in the interior and exterior of the tram.
It was from 1947 with the arrival of the first double-decker buses in Lisbon, that this kind of advertising expanded. At this time it was not only CARRIS but also the public who appreciated these brightly painted advertisements, strategically positioned between the bus’ two floors. In fact, these buses without the advertisements could be compared today to a woman without make-up.
Advertising on double-decker buses in Lisbon was considered to be a secure and efficient means of attracting the public’s attention to the products of those who wanted to advertise. These colourful paintings were done on Carris’ premises as we can see in the above photograph. 

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29.11.16
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24.11.16 CORE II OF CARRIS MUSEUM CLOSED

Due to the event held in core II of Carris Museum, on November 24th (Thursday) this space will be closed.
Therefore, the visit to the Museum on this day will be free and will only be possible to visit the cores I and III.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

18.11.16 Core II of Carris Museum closed

Due to the event held in core II of Carris Museum, on November 18th, 19th and 21st (friday, saturday and monday) this space will be closed.
Therefore, the visit to the Museum on this day will be free and will only be possible to visit the cores I and III.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

16.11.16 Core II of Carris Museum closed

Due to the event held in core II of Carris Museum, on November 16th (wednesday) this space will be closed.
Therefore, the visit to the Museum on this day will be free and will only be possible to visit the cores I and III.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

12.11.16 Core II of Carris Museum closed

Due to the event held in core II of Carris Museum, on November 12th (Saturday) this space will be closed.
Therefore, the visit to the Museum on this day will be free and will only be possible to visit the cores I and III.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

01.11.16 Parth of the month | Tramway nº 802
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‘Joaquim Fernandes Teófilo Braga’ was born on the 24th February 1843 in ‘Ponta Delgada’ on ‘São Miguel Island’ in the Azores. 
He acquired his Law Degree at the ‘Coimbra’ University and his Doctorate in 1868.
Before the 2nd World War it was necessary to extend the tram fleet due to an increase in passengers on the tram lines, namely Line 15.
Therefore Carris ordered Metrovick engines and 20 Bogies made by Maley & Taunton Company, as well as equipment necessary to construct 10 new trams with very different bodies compared to the previous Series.
By the end of September 1939 the first five new trams with more robust and wider bodies, began service. The most significant characteristic was the closed platforms with a door instead of the traditional gates of previous trams.
These trams were also altered in the interior with more spacious entrances and a semi-contained, seated space for the tram driver. 
The size and shape of these new vehicles allowed them to being compared to the same size and shape of an ox. The locals of the time associated the number 801 to being visually similar to the Portuguese word ‘BOI’ (which translated, means ‘ox’).
Tram no. 802 stopped service on the 11th April 1978.

26.10.16 Carris Museum closed

The Carris Museum will be closed in the coming days 26th, 27th and 28th October (Wednesday to Friday) for an event.
We´re sorry for any inconvenience.