Tram in Naples
Trams in Naples have a history that extends over a century, making them an integral part of the city's historical and cultural heritage.
The history of trams in Naples begins way back in 1875 with the introduction of the former horse-drawn trams. These first means of public transport marked a significant turning point in urban mobility, allowing faster and more efficient travel within the city.
Subsequently, in 1890, Naples saw the arrival of the first electric trams, a technological innovation that has helped further modernize the public transport system. This transition to electric trams has not only increased the efficiency and speed of service, but it also contributed to improving the environmental aspect reducing pollution caused by horse-drawn transport.
Over the years, the tram network has undergone several modifications and expansions, adapting to the changing needs of the city and its population. During its long history, the streetcar service has gone through periods of decline, especially due to the expansion of road transport and the construction of new metro lines.
The things you need to know
- Tram times are not always the same. Summer time applies in summer, winter time applies in winter
- Trams are, unfortunately, not always on time. It is useful to use the app to check your GPS location
- Tickets must be purchased before boarding the tram
- The ticket must be stamped or activated as soon as you get on board
- Tickets cannot be purchased on board
- The waiting times are sometimes long
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