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)

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]

As of December 31, 2015, Carris employed 1995 individuals, with 1285 bus drivers and 152 tram drivers. The company operated 745 buses, 48 trams, 3 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]

See also


  1. ^ "History". Carris. Retrieved 2009-11-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Activity Indicators". Carris. 2015. Retrieved 2020-02-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)