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22.7.2021

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.

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!

The Tramway Celebration will be held at the Jugendtori Square on 8 August from 12 noon until 1:30 pm.

Tampere is welcoming the start of the tramway era with a Tramway Celebration on 8 August, which will be preceded by Tramway Week. Tampere Tramway Ltd and the City of Tampere are organising the Tramway Celebration, which will be held at the Jugendtori Square. Performers at the event include Diandra, Noora Louhimo Duo and Takomo, and a song from TTT-Theatre’s Matilda musical will also be seen on the stage. Prime Minister Sanna Marin and the Mayor of Tampere Lauri Lyly will speak at the event. The Tramway Celebration will be hosted by Sean Ricks, and many tramway builders will also appear on stage. Of course, the Tramway itself will also have a role in the event.

  • The coronavirus situation has added a bit of excitement to the Tramway Celebration plans. We’re very happy that we can celebrate the start of traffic face-to-face with people at a public event. Our project has significantly affected the lives of many people, and the reward for the long wait is finally here. In cooperation with the City of Tampere, we want to give everyone the chance to participate in the countdown to the tramway era at this action-packed event. We warmly welcome everyone from near and far to attend the event, says Pekka Sirviö, CEO of Tampere Tramway Ltd.

The Tramway Celebration will be held according to the valid coronavirus restrictions. You can also watch a live broadcast of the event via the Tampere Tramway website at http://live.tampereenratikka.fi/.

The start of the tramway era inspires businesses

The City of Tampere, Tampere Tramway Ltd and Tampere Tunnetuksi ry (Promoting Tampere Association) have invited all businesses located along the tramline to participate in Tramway Week as part of the countdown to the tramway era. Tampere will be celebrating Tramway Week from Monday to Sunday during the week of 2–8 August.

  • Construction of the tramway has affected the activities of many companies. The fact that nearly 200 businesses are taking part in Tramway Week is a sign that their sights are now firmly set on the future. The group includes shopping centres, brick-and-mortar stores, restaurants, theatres and other companies. It’s been a pleasure to see how many businesses are already enthusiastically looking forward to the start of traffic and want to be involved in celebrating this big day, says Henna Puisto, Project Engineer from the City of Tampere’s Tramway Development Programme.

The companies are participating in Tramway Week with tramway-themed decorations and a wide variety of promotional offers. These offers will be all be listed in the Tampere Tunnetuksi Pass, which is available via the Tampere Finland application. You can download the application free of charge from app stores. Some of the businesses are also organising their own programme during Tramway Week. The promotional offers will be visible on the Tampere Tunnetuksi Pass during the event week, and the programme will be published next week on the Tramway Week website at https://www.tampereenratikka.fi/ratikka-viikko-ja-ratikka-juhla/ratikka-viikko/ (only in Finnish).

Further information:

Tampere Tramway’s public celebration:
Pekka Sirviö
CEO
Tampere Tramway Ltd
Tel. +358 (0)40 334 5798
pekka.sirvio@tampereenraitiotie.fi

Tramway Week:
Riikka Töytäri
Executive Director
Tampere Tunnetuksi ry (Promoting Tampere Association)
Tel. +358 (0)40,582 1949
riikka.toytari@tamperetunnetuksi.fi