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Date: 02/01/21 11:04
Lisbon Trams
Author: Wheelclix

We are planning a trip to Lisbon in September. Does anyone have any recommendations for a nice hotel located conveniently to the tram lines. We will be there a week and want to ride all of the lines. We are also going to Porto, but I am uncertain whether that city still has any operating tram lines. Thank you.

Date: 02/01/21 13:58
Re: Lisbon Trams
Author: tramfan

Porto has three Heritage lines 1, 18, and 22. There is also a tram museum, plus the Light Rail system to ride.

Date: 02/01/21 23:26
Re: Lisbon Trams
Author: pennengineer

Haven't been yet myself, but I am told that the miniature beach railway is well worth a visit (sorry, no English version available): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minicomboio_da_Caparica 

Date: 02/04/21 20:08
Re: Lisbon Trams
Author: steamoil

Might look into Hotel Mundail.
Was happy with it eight years ago.
Trams stop at the front door and easy access to funiculars.
Try street view on Google Maps to follow routes.

Date: 02/08/21 22:47
Re: Lisbon Trams
Author: JimBaker

Here is the translation.
Thanks, Google Translate.


The Minicomboio da Caparica is a tourist narrow-gauge railway built between 1960 and 1962 along the Portuguese Atlantic coast. It leads from the Nova Praia station in the town of Costa da Caparica (Almada district) to the terminus on Fonte da Telha beach, nine kilometers south-east. The train travels through the dunes and stops at the numerous beach bars; the single-lane route has a total of four stations and 15 stops. The railway line was built into the sand with light rail tracks from the Decauville system with a gauge of 600 mm and must be cleared of drift sand every spring. It is operated by Transpraia - Transportes Recreativos da Praia do Sol Lda. The trains run seasonally during the bathing season. The rolling stock, which is pulled by Schöma's two-axle diesel locomotives, consists of open wagons with entry platforms. In 2007, the northernmost station near downtown Costa da Caparica was abandoned and one kilometer stretched back. In the course of the year, the number of passengers fell by 60 percent, after which the cessation of operations for 2008 was discussed. With the planned expansion of the Sul do Tejo metro, a transfer option to the beach tram is to be created. 

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA

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