Vintage tram resumes service in Rīga

The restored tourist tram originally built in 1901 will resume service in Riga during the active tourism season also this year, said Rigas Satiksme municipal company providing public transport services in the Latvian capital.

The tram will be cruising the streets every Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays from May 1 to September 30.

The tram will be running from Ausekla Street in the city center to the Riga suburb of Mezaparks. The tram's route will take tourists through central Riga and pass several landmarks, for example, the Latvian National Theater building, Latvian National Opera, the Freedom Monument, the Riga Zoo and others.

Tickets can be purchased from the driver and cost €2 for adults, while children under the age of seven ride for free. It is also possible to hire the vintage tram car for private use at the hourly rate of €85.

The vintage tram has a total of 18 seats and standing room for ten more persons.

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