Two Christmas trams to bring festive mood to Bratislava

There are many ways in which cities and towns help create a festive mood: in the Slovak capital, two trams are to be decorated to mark the Holiday season.

Inside the Christmas Tram 2016Inside the Christmas Tram 2016 (Source: SITA)

From December 6, the Christmas Tram will carry people through downtown Bratislava and during the next two weekends, the Advent Tram, with a historical carriage, will be added.

“I believe that the trams will contribute to the Christmas atmosphere, full of peace, not just at people’s homes but also among those who meet- for example on the packed city transport,” the head of the Bratislava City Transport Company, (DPB) Milan Urban, told the TASR newswire.

The Christmas Tram will run from December 6 until December 30, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, every hour between 16:00 and 20:00 h, from SND (Jesenského Street)-SNP Sqaure-Obchodná-Radlinského-Vazovova-Špitálska-SNP Square-Tunnel-Bridge-SNP-SND (Jesenského). The rides are free.

Unlike last year’s ČKD-Tatra T2, this time a T6A5 from 1991, with Yuletide decorations (3,120 bulbs on 26 light chains 702 metres long) inside, will be used.

The Advent Tram will take the same route, but will only run for the upcoming two weekends, between 10:00 and 15:00, also for free.

Inside the trams, carols will be played and professional guides will answer questions from passengers on the history of the carriages and trams in Bratislava, TASR wrote.

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