The funicular in Zagreb, which connects Ilica Street (the main street) and Strossmayer promenade in Gradec (Upper town) was built in 1890 and has been in operation since 1893. Its 66-metre (217 ft) track makes it one of the shortest public-transport funiculars in the world. In 1934 its steam engines were substituted with electrical ones. Because it kept its original shape and construction, with most of the technical properties, it was given legal protection as a monument of culture. The funicular has 2 cars with capacity of 28 people each (16 seated and 12 standing places). It runs at a speed of 1.5 m/s (4.9 ft/s), needing 55 seconds to cross the distance. It costs 4 kunas to take a ride in funicular in one way.