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Hämeenkatu’s first tramway block is ready – the Tuulensuu block party is on Saturday 24 August

31.7.2019

Tampere is building a tramway, and Hämeenkatu will undergo a complete makeover at the same time. The Tramway Alliance is rebuilding the sidewalks, underground municipal engineering and street lighting in conjunction with the tramway work. Tuulensuu – the first tramway block on our main street – was completed in June. A celebration to mark the completed section of street will be held in the Tuulensuu area from noon to 4 pm on Saturday 24 August. The family-oriented event is free of charge.

New research information: Tampere Tramway’s popularity is increasing

29.5.2019

Tampere Tramway Ltd has surveyed the opinions and attitudes of Tampere residents regarding the tramway. The first consumer study was performed in autumn 2017. A follow-up study carried out in April 2019 shows that an growing majority considers Tampere Tramway to be a useful mode of transport that will improve the city’s image and make Tampere a better place to live. 

Tampere Tramway is looking for artists via an open portfolio application

21.5.2019

The construction of Tampere’s tramway is moving forward, and now it’s time to find new artists to create works of art for the infrastructure. The portfolio application process focuses on art for Kekkosentie Bridge and the nearby support wall and the support walls beside the Turtola tram stop. The portfolio application is open from 22 May until 13 June 2019.

Another chance to see Tampere Tramway’s Mock-up – Exhibition starting on May 8th at Rollikkahalli

15.4.2019

Starting on 8 May, the full-scale model of a Tampere tram car, also known as “Mock-up", will be on display to the public. This Mock-up exhibition is being held at the Rollikkahalli building in Pyynikki, and it will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays every week. Schools and other groups can also make advance bookings to visit the exhibition on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Laura Gröndahl will design fabrics for Tampere Tramway

13.3.2019

Designer (UAS) Laura Gröndahl has been selected to design fabrics for Tampere Tramway. The designer was chosen on the basis of jury votes and public votes submitted online during Tampere Tramway's Maketti display. Helena Hyvönen was the public’s favourite, and she also received a prize. Public votes counted for 20% in the selection process. 

Tampere Tramway’s Mock-up Exhibition was a huge success – More than 15,000 “mock-up passengers” tried out the new tram car

27.2.2019

A full-scale model of Tampere Tramway was on display from 21–26 February 2019 in the Sorsapuistosali space at Tampere Hall. The event attracted over 15,000 visitors over a 6-day period.