Getting around by tram in Porto is possible, though the scarcity of tram lines is noteworthy when compared with the density of the bus line network. However, at present there are only three tram lines in Porto. In order to learn more about this old means of transport and its development and decay in Porto, visitors are advised to go to the Tram Museum which opened in 1992 under the patronage of STCP (Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto), the company managing the public transport system.

The Tram Museum retraces the history of trams in Porto by means of a plethora of exhibits, of which tram number 22 is a definite highlight, given it was the first tram operating on the Iberian Peninsula. Overall, the period of time covered by the exhibits starts in the second half of the 19th century, calling forth, at least for the nostalgic public, the atmosphere of those times when getting around was not necessarily a matter of speed.

Name:
Tram Museum (Museu do Carro Electrico)
Address:
51, Alameda Basilio Teles, Porto, Portugal
Telephone:
00351 226 158185
Fax:
00351 225 071150
Email:
dsgalmeida@stcp.pt
Website:
www.museudocarroelectrico.pt

51, Alameda Basilio Teles, Porto, Portugal

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