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Elevador da Bica


The Bica Funicular, sometimes known as the Elevador da Bica, is a funicular railway line in Lisbon, Portugal. It connects the Rua de São Paulo with Calçada do Combro/Rua do Loreto.

The line conforms to the funicular principle, with two cars permanently attached to opposite ends of a haulage cable, which is looped over a pulley at the upper end of the track. Unusually, traction is provided by electric motors on the two cars, which are themselves powered through an overhead wire. The cable links the two cars together so that they ascend and descend simultaneously, each car acting as a counterweight for the other one

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