Prague’s public transport authority, in cooperation with Czech designer Anna Marešová, have created a new concept cruise tram, a shiny blue replica of the legendary Tatra T3 tram.
“The new tram preserves the poetry of the 1960s and as such is a celebration of the work of designer František Kardaus (1908–1986), the creative mind behind the original Tatra T3 tram,” says the design team behind the new tram.
As part of Designblok 2018, DPP will be offering the rare opportunity to take a ride on the tram, via a scenic route that encompasses four Prague bridges with magnificent views of the Czech capital.
“Not only does the tram offer passengers the pleasure of riding through the city in a semi-open vehicle, but it also lets them do so in style,” organizers of the event write.
For instance, the interior features a bar inspired by a similar fitment in the 1950s T1 tram, where it served as a counter for ticket sales. Another distinctive piece of inspiration can be found in the roof windows, a nod to the famed Škoda 706 RTO bus.”
Rides will take place from October 25-29 2018; the T3 Coupé will then be used for commercial rentals.
Rides on the T3 Coupé
- October 25 – 29, 10:00 to 18:00, leaving every hour from the Výstaviště Holešovice stop (Stromovka). Rides lasts 39 minutes.
- Tickets for the T3 Coupé can be purchased on Expats.cz Events or directly at the DPP info booth in front of the Industrial Palace.
- The price for one ticket is CZK 200, the price for a ticket for a commented ride with a guest is CZK 250. Children up to 6 years without seating (must sit for adults on their lap) free of charge. A beverage is included in the price of a ticket.
- Buying tickets in advance is recommended as on-the-spot tickets are expected to sell out quickly.
The T3 Coupé program
Excursions with interesting guests from the Czech design and entertainment world, including Anna Marešová the designer behind this unique project, are planned and will be moderated by Ondřej Cihlář (Vosto5 theater).
Route of sightseeing trips
Sightseeing trips depart from Výstaviště Holešovice and continue on to: Nádraží Holešovice – Vltavská – Štvanice – Bílá Labuť – Náměstí Republiky – Dlouhá třída – Faculty of Law – Malostranská – Chotkovy sady – Letenské náměstí – Strossmayerovo náměstí – Výstaviště Holešovice.
Designblok is the biggest festival of design and fashion in Central Europe. This year’s event will be devoted to the theme of “Celebration” symbolizing both the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia – an event that resonates throughout the cultural landscape – and the 20-year-long history of Designblok.
For more on details on this year’s Designblok see here.