Tampere’s tram system has been operating for exactly one year, and almost 10 million trips were made during its first year of operation.
The southern central city has approximately 245,000 inhabitants, making it the largest inland city in the Nordic countries. The entire capital region has a total of 422,000 inhabitants.
Mika Periviita, director of Tampere’s public transport company Nysse, said that the year has been a success.
"About a quarter of Nysse’s journeys were made by tram. The 10 million trips made in the first year corresponded very well to our initial expectations," Perivita stated in a press release.
During the year, 175,182 trams left and they accumulated more than 1.4 million kilometers on Tampere’s rails.
According to Periviida, Tampere’s public transport passenger numbers have returned to pre-Covid levels faster than in other Finnish cities. The transport chief said the new carriages played their part in attracting riders.
The tram also received good marks for customer satisfaction and reliability. According to the press release, Tampere trams were reliable 99.12 percent of the time.
In customer service feedback surveys measuring travel safety, cleanliness, driving style and adherence to schedules, the tram system so-called "North Manchester" The overall rating was 4.1 out of five.
In addition, the tram system has employed 80 people as new drivers and traffic controllers.
Source: The Nordic Page