The first phase of the tram is complete – Welcome aboard!
Tampere Tramway is being built in two stages, with implementation of part 1 taking place in 2017–2021. The first stage was implemented in 2017–2021. In the first part, Tampere has received tram tracks and stops from Pyynikintori to Hervantajärvi and from the University Central Hospital to Sorin Square. In addition, a tram depot has been built in Hervanta. Traffic began in the first part on August 9, 2021.
Tampere Tramway’s cars will run every 7.5 minutes during the daytime, with an interval of 3–4 minutes in the city centre. At transfer stops, passengers can change to buses under a covered platform without thresholds or the need to cross the street.
Line 1 from Sorin aukio to Kaupin kampus includes 9 stops:
Sorin aukio, Koskipuisto, Rautatieasema, Tulli, Sammonaukio, Kalevan kirkko, Hippos, Tays ja Kaupin kampus.
Line 3 from Pyynikintori to Hervantajärvi includes 19 stops:
Pyynikintori, Tuulensuu, Keskustori, Koskipuisto, Rautatieasema, Tulli, Sammonaukio, Kaleva, Uintikeskus, Kalevanrinne, Hakametsä, Turtola, Hallila, Pohjois-Hervanta, Opiskelija, Hervantakeskus, Hervannan kampus, Etelä-Hervanta ja Hervantajärvi.
Second stage to Lentävänniemi
Part 2 of Tampere Tramway includes the section from Pyynikintori to Lentävänniemi. A “branch line” in the Ylöjärvi direction – the track section between the Hiedanranta and Lielahti – will be planned separately. Tampere City Council made a decision on implementation of part 2 in October 2020. Building of part 2 is currently in progress and the target is to build the track in 2021–2024.
The tramway lines in parts 1 and 2 have a combined length of 23 kilometres.
The construction of the Tampere Tramway
The construction work of the Tampere Tramway started in spring 2017. The Tramway Alliance is in charge of designing and constructing the tramway infrastructure and the depot area.