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5.11.2020

Nysse informs: Are you interested in being one of Tampere Tramway’s test passengers? – Here’s how to apply

Traffic on Tampere Tramway will begin on 9 August 2021 and buses will move to new routes at the same time. Trial traffic on Tampere Tramway will begin on 1 April. 2021. Prior to the start of open trial traffic on 1 April, Nysse will be looking for test passengers for Tampere Tramway in order to finalise tramway service.

The first test passengers will be able to board Tampere Tram in early 2021. Photo: Samu Rytkönen / Tampere Tramway Ltd.

Traffic on Tampere Tramway will begin on 9 August 2021 and buses will move to new routes at the same time. Trial traffic on Tampere Tramway will begin on 1 April. 2021. That’s when everyone can ride the tram with Nysse ticket products. However, since tram traffic will not be regular or according to timetables, buses will continue to operate alongside the tramway on their current routes. The purpose of open trial testing is to test, for example, tram stop functions, information systems and functionality of the entire service system.

Prior to the start of open trial traffic on 1 April, Nysse will be looking for test passengers for Tampere Tramway in order to finalise tramway service. The tests may involve smooth movement from stops into the cars, travelling in a moving tram car, ease of payment, passenger information, etc.

Testing could involve the completion of a single journey or performing a certain action several times. Interviewers and planners will collect comments and experiences and control the situation. Some of the tests will be performed in groups, and these situations will comply with the current recommendations concerning health safety.

– The work done by test passengers is very important, because small details often determine the quality of service, states Customer Relationship Manager Riikka Salkonen from Nysse.

With the exception of special groups (such as wheelchair users or people with visual or physical disabilities) all types of users are needed for the tests. Tests with special groups will be coordinated by the City of Tampere’s equality coordinator, and there will be a separate announcement about this.

Nysse will select suitable test passengers on the basis of user profiles and by drawing of lots if necessary.

Apply to be a test passenger from 2 November–6 December 2020 at nysse.fi/nysselab

 

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