Tampere Tramway: First Passengers + Tram Ride Tampereen Ratikka [part 8]New video - February 3, 2023
YouTube name: Trainbug.
Date: July 6, 2021.
City: Tampere (Finland).
The video shows
Tampere tram line 3
Trams in Tampere (Finland) have finally welcomed their first official passengers!
Tampere Tramway began its preliminary passenger service on 10 May, but on line 3 only, as service on line 1 won’t commence until 9 August. Originally, service was scheduled to begin on 1 April, but was postponed due to the pandemic. Pandemic was also the reason passenger numbers were limited to max. 40 per departure during the first two weeks, so seats had to be reserved beforehand. Passengers could board the trams only at the termini, but they could get off at any stop.
First two trams (TRO03 and TRO05) departed at 12ː00 from both ends of line 3 (southern terminus was not in use during the first fortnight though) and the rest of the departures continued with 15-minute intervals until 17ː15 (12ː17–16ː32 from the southern end). I decided to forego a chance to ride on one of the first two concurrent departures (I wanted to film from the outside) and booked a seat for the third overall departure, leaving from “Pyynikintori” terminus at 12ː15. So, I hopped on tram TRO09 and enjoyed this novel experience by riding it from end to end (well…almost – southern terminus, remember). Officially, I was the 81st revenue passenger (along with 39 other fellow passengers) to ride in a Tampere tram.
Škoda ForCity Smart Artic X34 trams are produced by “Škoda Transtech”: trams TRO02–TRO05 were built in 2020 and trams TRO06–TRO11 in 2021.
0:00 TRO03 on Pirkankatu, on its way to “Pyynikintori” terminus
0:36 Volvo 8700LE and 8900LE buses on Pirkankatu
0:55 TRO03 arrives at “Pyynikintori” terminus (TRO09 waits on the other track)
1:59 TRO03 departs from “Pyynikintori” terminus, first time with revenue passengers
2:52 TRO09 arrives at “Pyynikintori” terminus
3:21 My first ride in a Tampere tram – TRO09
15:05 TRO09 departs from “Etelä-Hervanta” temporary terminus
15:29 TRO11 arrives at “Etelä-Hervanta” temporary terminus
16:03 TRO09 departs from “Etelä-Hervanta” temporary terminus
16:25 TRO05 arrives at “Etelä-Hervanta” temporary terminus
16:45 TRO05 crosses the intersection of Tohtorinkatu, Insinöörinkatu, Arkkitehdinkatu and Näyttämönkatu
17:09 Volvo 8700LE and 8900LE buses at the intersection of Tohtorinkatu, Insinöörinkatu, Arkkitehdinkatu and Näyttämönkatu
17:24 TRO11 arrives at “Etelä-Hervanta” temporary terminus
18:07 Ride inside TRO11
28:56 TRO11 departs from “Pyynikintori” terminus
Official passenger service is scheduled to commence on 9 Aug 2021
[Filmed on 10 May 2021]
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Ensimmäiset viralliset matkustajat ovat vihdoinkin päässeet Tampereen ratikan kyytiin!
Tampereen raitiotie aloitti kaupallisen koeliikenteen 10.5, mutta vain linjalla 3, sillä liikenne linjalla 1 alkaa vasta 9.8.
Škoda ForCity Smart Artic X34 -raitiovaunut valmistaa Škoda Transtech.