Christmas tram gets a brand new look this year

Tram decorated as gingerbread house

Christmas tram Christmas tram (Source: TASR)

The Christmas tram resumed rides in Bratislava after a one-year break on the day of St Nicolaus, December 6. Citizens and visitors of the capital can use it for free until December 30, except December 24 and 25. This year it looks like a gingerbread house.

“Christmas is coming and in Bratislava this is a magic time when the city is preparing surprises for Bratislavans,” said Bratislava Mayor Ivo Nesrovnal as cited by the TASR newswire, adding that the tram with special Christmas decoration is riding the city for the seventh time. “One surprise is the Christmas tram.”

The tram will ride between 16:00 and 20:00 for 30 minutes at a time during working days and between 10:00 and 20:00 during weekends.

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The route will start at the nicely decorated tram stop at the Slovak National Theatre (SND), via SNP Square, the tunnel, SNP Bridge and back to the SND.

In total, seven employees of the Dopravný Podnik Bratislava (DPB) city transport company worked 150 hours to transform it into a gingerbread house. Apart from other material they used 30 strings of small lights at a total length of 672 metres with 2,680 lights.

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