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07.03.18 PARTH OF THE MONTH | Bells of Santo Amaro and Amoreiras Depots

Bells of Santo Amaro and Amoreiras Depots

The bells were use to announce the beginning and the end of work periods to the factory personnel. 
The bells are made of painted wood and bronze. The largest was at St.Amaro Depot and was made by José de Oliveira in 1909. 

1874 - Depots
The success of the network expansion, the fleet growth and the increasing number of traction animals, led to the need for new permanent premises. In 1874 they purchased a property that belonged to the ‘Condes da Ponte’ and it was possible to build ‘Santo Amaro’ Depot.
Image 1 - Bell at St.Amaro’s Depot.

07.02.18 PARTH OF THE MONTH | Miniature of Articulated Tram

Miniature of Articulated Tram

Model of articulated tram in service built in the Carris Company’s workshops by António Ribeiro in 1995. This piece belongs to the Carris Museum and it’s displayed at the first part of the museum. 

The articulated trams initiated service in March of 1995. 
10 vehicles, with double articulation, that could speed to 70 kilometers per hour. 
The goal was to carry about 2.000 to 10.000 passangers per hour.

Technical characteristics of the Articulated Trams:
Fleet Number: 501 a 510
Year of manufacture: 1994-1995
Length: 24.020
Width: 2.400
Height: 3.430
Maximum Capacity: 201 (65 seated e 135 standing)
Gauge: 900/590
Traction Motors: Siemens 1TB1616 – Assíncr
Corrent Capture: Pantograph - Stemmann

04.01.18 PARTH OF THE MONTH | Snare drum or box

Snare drum or box

Included in the battery is used in parades to mark the step. His role in the band was to produce percussion sounds. There is no known date of purchase by the Band.

Founded in 1929 the Carris’ Employees Music Band is an association with cultural and social goals and is financially independent. It is made up of a Music Band, a Music school, by a Choral Group and by a Light Orchestra.
They have had 1500 public recitals and have made 5 CDs. This room was inaugurated on the 1st of April 2004 when it celebrated its 75th year of existence.

28.12.17 Carris Museum closed | 2nd January

On 12nd January (Tuesday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

28.12.17 29th december | saturday business hours

On Friday 29th december CARRIS's Museum will be open with saturday business hours:

  • 10h-13h and 14h-18h (last admission at 17h30).

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

11.12.17 PARTH OF THE MONTH | BUS 833

Bus N.º833 started service in ‘Carris’ in 1968 for public service to passengers.
In 1994 it was ceded to ‘Carristur’ and adapted for tourism service.
Transformed into convertible with a great panoramic view. It was removed from circulation in 1999.

Brand | Daimler 
Model| Fleetline
Started service |1968
Distance between axels |4.953m
Fuel |Diesel
Net Weight |14.678kg
Tara |9.148kg
Capacity |76 seated places and 4 standing

11.12.17 Carris Museum closed | 13th, 14th and 16th December

On 13th, 14th and 16th December (Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

28.11.17 Space 2 closed | 5th December

On 5th December (Tuesday) the Part 2 of CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused

28.11.17 Carris Museum closed | 6th December

On 6th December (Wednesday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused

15.11.17 Carris Museum closed | 18th November

On 18th November (saturday) CARRIS' Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused

03.11.17 PARTH OF THE MONTH | November


Road Assistance Vehicle acquired by CARRIS, brand AEC, to provide assistance to the service of trams.
The photo was offered by the Engineer Sir. Narciso Henriques in October of 1988, currently belongs to the Carris’s archive. 

11.10.17 Carris Museum closed | 27th and 28th October

On 27th and 28th october (friday and saturday) Carris Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused

09.10.17 PARTH OF THE MONTH | October

Controller EEC, DB 1k style, commanding piece that allows control over the electric tramcars velocity. Dick.Kerr System, The English Eletric London Co Ltd.

The controller is a rectangular box that commands the tram enchines, in the phase of traction and in the phase of braking. It can go up to 7 or 9 speeds/points giving birth to the portuguese popular expression “The Devil’s is at 7!” or “The Devil goes to 9!”, refering to the tram’s maximum speed of 50 miles per hour. 
Controller’s constitution:
  • Dot counting crank;
  • Gearshift knob;
  • Cylinders;
  • Electrical contacts;
  • Supressor coils;
  • Micro-switches.
The braking to the engines is executed by the controller, acting in the dot counting crank in reverse direction of march. There’re also the rail brake and the wheel brake. 


03.07.17 Parth of the month | Óculos (Sunglasses) by Marta Moura

Marta Moura | Óculos (Sunglasses), Acrylic on paper, 15x23 inches, 2012

The painting Óculos (Sunglasses) belongs to the Carris Museum Collection. The work was acquired at the time of the exhibition Lost and Found by the artist Marta Moura at the Museum Gallery in 2012. 
The solo show represented a series of small paintings and drawings about the objects lost in transports from CARRIS by passengers in their everyday life. Each object led to a story, the goal was for the visitor to create his own interpretation. 

02.07.17 Carris Museum closed | 12th, 13th and 14th July

On 12th, 13th and 14th july (wednesday, thursday and friday) Carris Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused

29.06.17 Carris Museum closed | 29th June

On 29th June (thursday) Carris Museum will be closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused


19.06.17 Parth of the month | Bus 851

In celebration of the Children´s Day on the first of June we invite our visitors to enter and enjoy one of the most creative pieces of our collection. 
Being of old age and given its fragility, our n.º851 Bus is normally closed 
to the general public. In June, exclusively, it will be opened. Enjoy and take care of this special vehicle. We advice a maximum capacity of 8 people 
per visit.

Bus 851 
Making up a set of 5 vehicles (851 to 855), easily identifiable by its body 
with 2 doors for the passenger circulation and stairs to the 2nd floor installed 
in the middle of the vehicle. This bus began service fully painted in green broken only by a white stripe just under the lower-floor windows.
In 1982, this bus received an artistic intervention by the artist Eduardo Nery, 
as part of the project Art on Wheels.



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.