Tampere Tramway test runs expand to the Tampere University Hospital area and Etelä-Hervanta end stop


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.

The very first test passengers will step onto Tampere Tramway in January


Testing of Tampere’s tramway system and new tram cars is already well under way, and training for the tramway’s traffic controllers and drivers is in progress. Open trial traffic on Tampere Tramway begins in April 2021. The Tampere Tramway travel experience will be fine-tuned with groups of test customers. The tests begin in January.

Tampere Tramway test runs will continue through the winter – the tram car fleet will be a permanent part of Tampere’s traffic system in the future


On 15 November, a historic step was taken in Tampere Tramway test runs when a tram car was driven along Hämeenkatu to Pyynikintori for the very first time. Test runs in the city centre have progressed as expected. The test runs are a diverse entity that involves testing the tramway system and the new tram cars. Training runs for traffic controllers will also begin on 2 December. Development of the practical service experience can start in January, when test runs begin with test passengers. In addition to the tram cars becoming a permanent part of Tampere’s traffic system, maintenance equipment will also be a regular sight on the tracks. The tramway has changed Tampere’s traffic environment and that’s why it’s important to learn new operating methods in traffic.

Red and black: Tram colours are reflected in Tampere Tramway’s workwear


Red and black: Tram colours are reflected in Tampere Tramway’s workwear Tampere Tramway’s brand-new work

New survey: Tampere Tramway is more popular than ever


Tampere Tramway Ltd has surveyed the opinions and attitudes of Tampere residents regarding the tramway in a consumer study. The survey was carried out for the third time, and it revealed that the number of people with a positive attitude towards the tramway has increased by up to 10% since last spring.

Tampere Tramway comes to Hämeenkatu and Pyynikintori for the first time


Tampere Tramway’s test runs in the city centre area will continue on 15 November. For the first time ever, the tram will be moving on Hämeenkatu and Pirkankatu – all the way to Pyynikintori. Sunday’s test runs will be performed between 10 am and 2 pm, while the aim on other days is to perform test runs between 9 am and 3 pm. The test runs will continue in the city centre until 27 November. Some tests will involve using two cars at the same time. During Sunday’s test runs, there will be partial detours for bus traffic in the city centre and the bus stops on Hämeenkatu will not be in use.