Torun opens tramway extension
Posted on 4th September 2023 at 09:16
The Polish city of Torun (population 199 500 ) started regular service on its 6km system extension to Heweliusza in Jar in the northern suburbs on 1 September. This followed an opening ceremony on 25 August and free rides from then until the start of commercial service.
13 new stops are served by lines 3 and 6. Work has been in progress since summer 2018 and test running started on 3 August.
The new tramway, which cost PLN 212M, is part of a PLN 462M programme to improve public transport in the city, of which PLN 261M has been contributed by the European Union. The new line includes 2.6km of greened reservation and has increased the tramway network by about 25%.
Trams have run in Torun since 1891; the last extension to Niclaus Copernicus University opened in 2014. There are 72 metre-gauge trams in service, including 17 PESA Swing low-floor cars.
A decorated PESA Swing during the opening celebrations. (MZK)
Tagged as: Torun, Poland, PESA
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