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Tram 28
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Owner description: Vintage trams take passengers on a scenic trip from the city center at sea level up through the narrow maze of streets towards St. George Castle.
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is a "must do" trip to get a taste of proper public transport in Lisbon. Tram 28 rattles and shakes up through the narrow streets but the trip was well worth it. We got on and off at the terminus stops and managed to get seats both times but it was busy. We did have the added excitement of a young man tram surfing which added to the experience!

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

to get a ride on tram 28 you must be prepared to a very exciting tour in lisbon.
the tram is very crowded, lots of people from all over the world.
the only advice is.. the conductor sometimes could be more polite, we are tourists and we are not aware the price of the tickets sometimes. some politeness is good sometimes. besides that you must use the tram 28 once in lisbon, really worth the ride.

1  Thank Sergio S
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is an ideal way of seeing some of the old parts of Lisbon, board in city centre it takes you to the castle od St George, also stay on it and do the whole route it will then take you to the basilica which is the terminus
The cheapest way is to use the three day Lisboa card if you do not have this then get the green transport card which you top up with cash just like the English oyster card

2  Thank Terence P
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

What an extraordinarily silly comment by "sonofaguntravel Budapest, Hungary". Of course it's not dangerous. The writer must be frightened of his/her own shadow to write that.

The trams on routes 28 and 12 (both stop at the castle and cathedral) travel through very narrow streets, climb very steep gradients and negotiate very tight curves - sometimes all at the same time - and have phenomenal acceleration. Pickpockets are a problem - posters on board the trams warn of this. It won't be a problem if you're seated - but therein lies the problem. The trams only seat twenty but are almost always packed with as many or more standing than are seated. There are, quite simply, not enough vehicles in service. The only way you can be relatively sure of getting a seat is make sure you get on at the terminus. If you have to stand, sadly, it takes away a lot of the pleasure and would not merit five stars. We caught the 28 from the terminus at Martim Moniz tube station - a few yards south of the south-eastern-most exit, travelled to the final destination of Cemetirio Ajuda (?), caught it back to the castle which we then visited (a short climb from the tram stop) and walked down to the cathedral afterwards. It's far easier to walk down from the castle to the cathedral rather than walk up from the cathedral to the castle.

Be aware that some trams operate short workings and don't always work through to their final destination points. Also avoid sitting on the longitudinal bench seats behind the driver: you'll find yourself forced by the driver to give them up for people with young children or those with minor disabilities (those with major disabilities would never climb the steep narrow steps and I cynically wondered if some of the crafty locals deliberately carry a walking stick to be sure of getting a seat)

2  Thank ferrocene
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

This tram travels through many of the historic areas of town including access to Castelo de São Jorge and up to Barrio Alto. At any cost, this is better than the climb to Barrio Alto. The price is in line with other local transportation and exponentially cheaper than the tourist tram that covers much of the same track.

Thank John B
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