Prague's historic tram no. 41 hits the streets for the 2023 season

The nostalgic line joins year-round tram 42 in central Prague, and can be ridden on weekends and holidays through November 19. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 25.03.2023 12:11:00 (updated on 25.03.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes

Good news for history and transportation enthusiasts in Prague! Tram line number 41, a beloved part of the city's transportation history, returns to the streets of the Czech capital as of today. It will run on weekends and holidays through November 19, carrying sightseers through the city's historic center.

The route begins and ends at the Public Transport Museum in Střešovice, offering breathtaking views of Prague along the way. According to the Prague's public transport authority DPP, ticket fees will remain the same as last year.

Passengers can catch the first train of the day on Saturdays or Sundays at 10 a.m. from the Střešovice tram depot in Prague 6. Adults can ride for 100 crowns, while children and senior citizens can ride for a reduced fare of 60 crowns for a single journey. Tickets can be purchased directly on the tram, and credit cards are also accepted. Regular public transport tickets and passes are not valid on the historic lines.

Passengers on the nostalgic line number 41 will enjoy a scenic route that includes crossing over the the Čech and Mánes bridges in central Prague, by Letenské náměstí near the Technical Museum at Letná, and up to the Výstaviště Exhibition Ground and Planetarium Praha in Prague 7.

Prague's seasonal line 41 joins the historic line 42, which takes passengers on a different route through Prague's city center that includes stops at Náměstí Republiky, Wenceslas Square, the National Theatre, and Malostranské náměstí.

Two years ago, the popular line 42 became a year-round attraction in the city center, though line 41 remains operational only in the warmer months. All-day tickets on line 42 run CZK 250 for adults and CZK 150 for children, students, and seniors.

Historic tram routes 41 and 42. Image: DPP
Historic tram routes 41 and 42. Image: DPP

The historic vehicles on Prague's line 41 include car number 2210, a vintage tram from the 1930s that runs on the line for both weekend days. This tram has an interesting history; after regular operation ended, it was designated as a backup service car and only rarely used.

In the late 1980s, the city began to experiment with historic vehicles for its new nostalgic lines, and outfitted the original 2210 car with components from newer T3 vehicles. It launched on the historic line number 91 in 1991, but was unreliable with the added components.

A complete restoration of the vehicle was conducted in 2003, and the renovated 2210 car took back to the city's streets in April 2004. Nearly 20 years later, the tram is still running regularly on Prague's nostalgic line, inviting weekend passengers to hop on and take a ride back in time.

More information about the historic lines, including timetables and ticket prices, can be found through the official DPP website.

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