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01.07.16 Photograph of the first Carris bus in 1912
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In 1912 Carris responded to the demand of those who needed to travel in an accessible, quick and economic manner to the suburbs. As a result, Carris thought it a better idea to extend the expensive tram lines to the outside of the city using yet another system of locomotion. For this reason, buses were ordered from England with a view to serve this new clientele.
The first of these bus lines was inaugurated at the end of 1912 and was destined for ‘Carnide’. The buses were named “carros saloios” and the routes that were opened extended the network to ‘Algés’, ‘Carnaxide’, ‘Caneças’, ‘Montachique’, ‘Bucelas’ and many other areas within the city framework.
These buses were brought from the Leyland Factory in England. Unfortunately, World War I, would come to cause a fatal blow to the client’s demand for this type of transport. It lasted 3 years and the extended war period gave way to a scarcity of the essential materials needed by these vehicles like fuel, tyres and spare parts which disappeared from the import market.
Before their extinction at the end of 1915, the bus lines had been extended to ‘Sintra’. The ‘Lumiar’, ‘Mafra’, ‘Ericeira’ line was also considered in 1914.
Carris does not maintain any of these Leyland buses which gave way to the transport of passengers and tourists to the suburbs and monuments around ‘Sintra’, and to ‘Mafra’ where picnics were enjoyed on Sunday afternoons, not to mention, the beaches in the area.
All that is left today in Carris’ archives are a photographic collection of these pioneer buses.

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18.05.16 SWEET REBEL BRIDE SITE RECOMMENDS CARRIS MUSEUM
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Time of weddingS is about to start and Carris Museum continues to be referenced as one of the most unique and special places of Lisbon.
Its not us who say that, see the site Sweet Rebel Bride.
Come and meet our spaces. Schedule your visit.

18.05.16 18th may visit Carris Museum

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21.12.15 Carris Museum closed on Christmas and New Year period

The Carris Museum will be closed on 24, 25, 26, 27 and 31 December and 1st, 2nd and January 3rd .

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01.07.15 SOUSAPHONE
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Sousaphone is a wind instrument of the brass family. It’s a special tuba supported on the musician shoulder and it can be played while being carried. It is the largest of wind instruments. This model was used by the Carris’ Band between 1960 and 2004.

The instrument was developed by John Philip de Sousa, composer of the United States of America, known as “The March King”, which needed an instrument capable of producing bass sounds while marching. His musical production includes about 15 operettas and several songs, the most famous being the march, The Stars and Stripes Forever, national march of the United States of America.

John Philip de Sousa was born in the United States of America, the third of ten children, from a Portuguese father of Azorean origin and a German mother.

With his own band, he held 15623 concerts, between 1892 and 1931. In 1900, his band represented the United States of America at the Paris Universal Exhibition.

He died of heart failure at the age of 78, on March 6, 1932, in his room at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Reading, Pennsylvania and is buried in Washington, D.C.’s Congressional Cemetery.

30.06.15 ´DIORAMA´
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‘Diorama’ representing double-decker buses circulating in the ‘Rotunda do Marquês de Pombal’, in the mid 50s.

These buses, brand AEC Mark III, entered service in the early 50s, have been withdrawn from circulation in the 80s. Representative of the first double-decker used by Carris, we can see them on display in Museu da Carris.

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20.05.15 Core II of the CARRIS Museum closed

Next Friday (22th May) the core II of CARRIS Museum will be closed all day for a private event.
Clients can visit the cores I and III, as usual, with reduced ticket prices 50%.

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