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Last updateLun, 27 Feb 2017 8pm

Get a ride: the historical tram from Trieste to Opicina is running again. The photos

Get a ride: the historical tram from Trieste to Opicina is running again. The photos

Trieste - The tram that leads to Opicina from Trieste, on the Carso plateau, is an historical memory of the city. The line was opened on September 9, 1902.

In those days, it seemed a good idea to connect the city to the Carso, given the economic and demographic expansion of Trieste and its surroundings.

At the beginning of XX Century Trieste knew a prosperous period due to its port and its trade. Since 1867, the city was the capital of the region called "Adriatic Coast" (Adriatisches Küstenland) in the Austro-Hungarian empire.

The tram was built to get a quick and easy link between the city and its agricultural suburb. At the beginning there was a stretch of rack railway. Then, in 1928, it was replaced by a cable railway.

The approximately 5 km line has been restored on several occasions and in different periods. After being closed for nearly two years, the train is running again.

A sunny day gives a fantastic opportunity for locals and tourists to take a ride on the historic line and enjoy the view on the gulf of Trieste.

(Photographs by Stefano Savini):

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(Credits: Savinimages. Under Creative Commons Licence)

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