DESCRIPTION(last modified February 19, 2017 )
Trieste first tram opened in 1876 (initial horse tram); electrification took place in 1900. The original urban tram network was closed in 1970, except for
an orginal suburban tram line (the so-called Tram de Opcina) which is still in service.
Tram de Opcina was opened in 1902 connecting Opicina agglomeration with Trieste city centre. Part of the track was initially operated as a rack railway due to the heavy vertcical gradient (Piazza Scorcola-Vetta Scorcola: 26%); in 1928 this initial rack railway section was converted into a a funicular.
The service has been temporally suspended on 16 August 2016, due to an accident involving 2 tram cars (frontal crash).
HISTORY(last modified February 19, 2017 )
|1876||first horse tram opening||--|
|1900||first electric tram||--|
|1970||original tram network closure||--|
|1902||Tram de Opcina opening; with a part of the track operated as rack railway due to the geavy vertcial gradient||Tram de Opcina|
|1928||rack railway section substituted by funicular section||Tram de Opcina|
|16-08-2016||service temporally suspended due to an accident: frontal crash||Tram de Opcina|
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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600 V DC overhead
metric gauge rails (1000 mm)
BRILL,OFFICINE MECCANICHE DELLA STANGA
serie 101-105,serie 406-407