Mallorca Tram to Port Soller
Majorca | Spain
On 4th October, 1913, Mallorca’s first electric tram line was inaugurated, running between Sóller and the Port of Sóller.
Construction of the Sóller tram began after the inauguration of the Palma to Sóller railway line in 1912. The project was designed and directed by Pedro Garau and used 4868 metres of track exactly! The design has many outstanding features, one of which is the iron bridge, constructed by Maquinista Terrestre y Marítima to cross the Torrent Major.
The continuous 600 volt current needed by the tram was provided by a 65 horsepower combustion engine driving a Siemens-Schuckert dynamo.
Although the Sóller tram was designed for the transport of passengers, it was often used to transport merchandise to and from the port. While fresh fish was whisked away from the port, coal came back being delivered to the former military submarine base and the “El Gas” factory. At times, mines and torpedoes were also transported from the Caubet magazine.
The three motor trams, numbered 1 to 3, and their trailers 5 and 6 are originals dating from 1912 and were ordered from Carde & Escoriaza in Zaragoza. The open ‘jardinera’ trailers were acquired from Palma trams in 1954.
The Sóller tramway also has five motor trams from Lisbon, numbered 20 to 24, all re-gauged to fit the 914 mm track gauge.
Mallorca Tram, from Soller to Port de Soller, Timetable and Prices
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Single - 4 Euros, Return - 8 Euros
All tickets are sold on the tram
(Tram also stops at Cruce, Single - 2 Euros)
Train to Palma
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Tram route from the town of Soller to Port de Soller, 4.9 km away:
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