Frequently asked questions
Here you will find some of the most frequently asked questions about the Tampere Tram.
When will tram traffic begin in Tampere?
You can board the tram on its maiden voyage in 2021, when the first tram line is operational. You can then travel by tram from Pyynkintori to Hervanta and Tampere University Hospital. We’ll also be testing trams on the new line before it is open to the public.
The official opening date for tram services is August 9, 2021.
Where can I find the schedules or plan my journey?
Timetables and all the necessary information for traveling can be found on Nysse’s website.
How do I pay my trip in a tram?
Nysse will also introduce contactless payment in 2021 in trams. In the beginning you can pay a single fare with your contactless payment card.
Single tickets are not sold in the tram. You can buy a single ticket in advance from any of our top up points. Nysse will inform when the tickets are available. If you buy a single ticket from a bus (in cash), you can travel with it in the tram during the validity of the ticket. Show the ticket to the inspector when asked.
The ticket needed in trams includes zones A-B.
How many passengers can one tram carry?
There are a total of 104 seats in Tampere tram. A maximum of 264 passengers can travel on one tram. The tram also has space for 12 prams or 6 large wheelchairs, 6 place for bicycles and 4 seats for those traveling with a guide dog. Not all of these can fit in the multi-purpose area of the tram at the same time, but the 50 square meters (free floor space) can accommodate a wide range of passengers.
Can you travel on the tram if you’re in a wheelchair?
Of course, you can. Our low-floored trams are 100% wheelchair friendly. The tram stops are also accessible to people in wheelchairs, parents with prams and elderly people.
Can I travel with a pram free of charge?
A passenger travelling with a child in a pram or a stroller may travel free of charge in a tram.
Can pets travel in the tram?
Pets are allowed to travel in the specified places, although they are first and foremost meant for guide dogs.
Can I take my bike with me on the tram?
Yes you can! The tram has space for 6 bicycles in the multi-purpose area.
How do I stop the tram?
The tram stops with every stop. There is no need to wave your hand or search for the stop-button.
Where are the trams built?
The tram cars are built in Finland by Škoda Transtech. Idis Design in Turku is responsible for the design and colour of the tram cars.
Why is Tampere Tram red?
In a public vote on tram car colour, the red option received 13,867 votes, which was 59% of all votes. The other colour option – light blue – received 9,711 votes and placed second in the vote. A total of 23,578 votes were submitted during a public vote held in conjunction with the Tampere Day event weekend. The Tampere cityscape now has red trams.