Prague has a new tram: It was built 46 years ago

The Prague Transport Company has introduced the Tatra K2 tram to the city of Prague, adding to its collection of historic trams. The Tatra K2 trams have been manufactured in Prague for 17 years but have never been used for passenger transport due to their chassis not being suitable for the demands of the city’s traffic. The tram, which was produced in 1977 at the ČKD Tatra Prague plant and delivered to Bratislava, has been purchased by the Prague Transport Company for 1,000 euros and has undergone extensive modifications at the Brno Transport Company. The tram has been preserved with many of its original features, and the interior and driver’s cabin have been transformed while still maintaining its original design.

The Tatra K2 tram will be tested in February and is expected to be in permanent operation on historical lines at the end of April and beginning of May. The transport company plans to rent out the tram and also include it on line 23 and 42, with technicians taking it to the DPP Central Workshops in Hostivař for fine-tuning.

The introduction of the Tatra K2 tram is part of the transport company’s efforts to modernize public transport while also preserving the city’s technical heritage. The deputy mayor for transport, Adam Scheinherr, believes that it is a moral obligation to preserve such heritage for future generations. The Tatra K2 tram is a symbol of the end of its production 40 years ago, and its successful rescue and repair is a testament to the transport company’s commitment to preserving the city’s historical heritage.

A total of 569 Tatra K2 vehicles were produced and were exported to various countries, including the former Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union. The tram is a significant part of Prague’s history, and its introduction is a significant milestone for the city. The transport company’s aim is to provide passengers with comfort and convenience in the form of modern vehicles while also popularizing Prague’s transport through its historic cars.

In conclusion, the Tatra K2 tram is a welcome addition to the Prague Transport Company’s collection of historic trams. The tram’s successful rescue and repair is a testament to the transport company’s efforts to preserve the city’s heritage, and its introduction is a significant milestone for the city of Prague. The transport company’s aim to modernize public transport while also preserving the city’s historical heritage is commendable and will serve to provide passengers with comfort and convenience in the form of modern vehicles while also popularizing the city’s transport through its historic cars.
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