Opicina Tramway

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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland19,411 contributions
It is now Bus No 4 to Opicina
Dec 2019
The tramway from Trieste's Piazza Oberdan to the carst village of Opicina, which started operating in 1902, but with many changes since then, was a popular tourist attraction. After an accident in summer 2016, when two cars collided head on, the tramway, officially the Line No 2, stopped operating. A planned resumption hasn't been realised till now.

So instead of going by tramway, which is of special interest, since in a steep part of the 5,2km long stretch unmanned cable tractors are attached to the railcars, remotely operated by the tram drivers. Without the tramway one has to take the bus No 4, which does the same stretch in the same time, 20 minutes.

The bus also leaves in Trieste from Piazza Oberdan, named after Guglielmo Oberdan, who after a failed attempt to assassinate Emperor Franz Joseph in 1882 became a hero and martyr of the Italian Irredentists, after his execution. The bus stops in Opicina at the tram station ( 330m asl), where a blue tram car still can be seen. Before going on our carst hike from here we had a coffee at the 'Bar della Tramvia'.
Written 1 November 2020
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Jagi2015
Munich, Germany113 contributions
No Tram!
Jul 2020 • Solo
According to the information from a friend in Trieste, the tram has not been working for about 3 years!! It would have been an interesting ride.
Written 14 August 2020
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kaja321
Maribor, Slovenia37 contributions
for everybody
Sep 2019 • Couples
First time I saw this line I was afraid. They told me I wagon goes up, and the other dowm. In the middle the wagons are together . You really must experience that feeling . There is parking space for car at start where you can leave your car. At the end of the line you are almost in the center of Trieste. But before you go on this trip please chech if the train is driving or not. Sometimes they do repairs.
Written 8 October 2019
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Maryshoe
Durham, UK46 contributions
Disappointment!
Sep 2019
I had heard about the Opicina Tramway and therefore was very disappointed to learn, when I got to Trieste, that it was not operational, but would be so next year. Here's hoping. I want up to Opicina by 'bus instead and had the most wonderul views of the city as I travelled up and down.
Written 7 October 2019
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Annieco1
Wollongong, Australia302 contributions
Not operating...
Sep 2019 • Couples
Shame this wasn't operating as it would have been a highlight for us while visiting Trieste. Would be a great experience.
Written 28 September 2019
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Marcel1402
Brussels, Belgium59 contributions
The service has been discontinued two years ago...
Aug 2019
We read about this in an online review, but the service has been stopped two years ago after an accident occurred between two trams. You have to take a bus instead - but the trip is not really worth its while.
Written 18 August 2019
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Thomas I S
Fairfax, United States15 contributions
Looks Like It’s Over
Aug 2019 • Couples
Well, at least for now. The Opicina Tram, which we have frequently taken in years past, has not been running for roughly two years now. It’s too bad because the tram was an interesting and fun way to climb the mountain behind Trieste to the Italian/Slovenian town of Opicina, at times at what seemed like a 45 degree (probably not really that steep, but it seemed like it) angle. Now you can take the Number 2 municipal bus (just around the corner from the tram stop) to the heart of Opicina. Less “exciting”, but very reliable. Try the Cafe Vattya across the street from the bus stop for a nice lunch in Opicina.
Written 7 August 2019
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evl671
California234 contributions
told it no longer runs
Jul 2019
We were hoping to take the tram especially since it was right outside our hotel but learned it isn't running and most likely won't be started up again.
Written 5 August 2019
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ozea
Szentes, Hungary54 contributions
Dosn't work
Jul 2019 • Couples
Unfortunately this tram doesn't work. Seeing the statment of rails for months. It was disappointing for us, that it is out of order.
Written 27 July 2019
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DavidRJ75
Nowhere8 contributions
The Tramway is closed
May 2019 • Couples
The Tramway is closed indefinitely. This is a shame. You can still see the trams at Villa Opicina. I don't know if you can visit them. There is a substitute service 2/ which more or less follows the same route.
Written 3 June 2019
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