Published in 1/2023 - Movement


The First Steps of the Tramway City 

Kristo Vesikansa

Trial runs of Finland’s first light rail were underway in Tampere in November 2020. As part of the project, the Hämeensilta bridge over the Tammerkoski rapids was also rebuilt. Photo: Pasi Tiitola / Tampereen Raitiotie

Public transport services in the largest cities in Finland are undergoing a major change, along with a launch of light rail systems. How will the new means of transport affect the development of the city regions, and what kind of urban environment is being created along the sides of the tramlines?

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