Tampere, Finland, is making tramway history: Traffic on Tampere Tramway will begin as scheduled on 9 August – construction work will be ready on time and under budget8.8.2021
Tampere, Finland, is making tramway history: Traffic on Tampere Tramway will begin as scheduled on
Tampere is holding a Tramway Celebration on Sunday 8 August 2021 – Nearly 200 businesses will participate in the Tramway Week preceding the start of traffic.22.7.2021
NOTE. The event in Jugendtori Square has been canceled due to the coronavirus situation. The event will be held online! *** Traffic on Tampere Tramway begins on 9 August 2021. Tampere will be marking the start of tramway traffic with the Tramway Week and Tramway Celebration. The Tramway Celebration will be held at the Jugendtori Square on 8 August from 12 noon until 1:30 pm. The event is free of charge. The start of tramway traffic has inspired companies along the tramline to create a festive atmosphere throughout the entire week of 2–8 August preceding the start of traffic. At this time, a total of 181 companies are already participating in Tramway Week!
Open trial traffic on Tampere Tramway starts on Monday – No advance reservation required in the future21.5.2021
Tampere Tramway’s trial traffic with passengers began on Monday 10 May. Due to the coronavirus situation, only a limited number of passengers were accepted during the first two weeks. All passengers had to make an advance reservation. Starting on Monday 24 May, passengers with a ticket can get on the tramway at all tram line 3 stops without an advance reservation. Operating hours will expand at the same time: trial traffic will be available on weekdays from 12 noon to 8 pm.
Tampere Tramway test runs expand to the Tampere University Hospital area and Etelä-Hervanta end stop8.3.2021
Starting on 15 March, trams will be moving for the first time in the Tampere University Hospital area in Kaleva and between Insinöörinkatu and Makkarajärvenkatu in Hervanta. Testing of the tramway system will last until 26 March in these areas, and tests will be performed with several cars simultaneously. At the same time, Tampere Tramway’s test and training runs will continue in areas taken into use earlier. They are currently being performed on weekdays between approximately 8 am and 4 pm. The driving days will lengthen during the spring until traffic begins in August.