Bratislava will receive new trams. Fleet of the most popular public transport of the capital will be increased. Trams from the Canadian company Bombardier will carry passengers along the metropolis.
Trams produced at the Austrian plant of the Canadian concern Bombardier have been tested in Bratislava since the end of May 2012. Originally the tram was created for Alicante city in Spain, however, it seems that the mid-latitude climate is also suitable for them.
The real plus of the new trams in Bratislava is the fact that five trains will be given to the city absolutely free. Bombardier company wants to test strength and endurance of its products in Central Europe, which, of course, differ from the subtropical southern Spain.
New Flexity Outlook trams in Bratislava are fully air-conditioned. Their capacity is 199 people each. According to the press secretary of the Slovak capital’s mayor Lubomir Andrassy, The Slovak Spectator reports that the City Hall would like every citizen of Bratislava to try new trams.
Bratislava will be not the only city using Canadian trams. Today, the company’s products can be found in Strasbourg, Milan, Lodz, Brussels, Marseilles, Geneva and other cities.
For the tourists, who will come to Bratislava, new tram will not be the only surprise. For the 2012 summer season the Slovak capital city authorities have opened ... a beach on the Danube. Thus, Bratislava has become one of the few cities in Europe, which offers beach recreation right in the center of the city.
The new beach will operate until September 9. Among the services offered to the tourists are beach beds, chairs, bars, sports facilities, as well as free Wi-Fi and fan zones, where will be broadcasted the Summer Olympics in London.