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When, on the 14th of May 1993, the then Provost of Prague, Jan Koukal, opened the Museum of Public Transport in the Prague district of Střešovice he had no idea the interest the museum would generate. The permanent exhibition of the Museum of Public Transport is made up of more than four dozen historical vehicles and many other exhibits – models, photos, historical documents, tickets and maps.

When, on the 14th of May 1993, the then Provost of Prague, Jan Koukal, opened the Museum of Public Transport in the Prague district of Střešovice he had no idea the interest the museum would generate. The permanent exhibition of the Museum of Public Transport is made up of more than four dozen historical vehicles and many other exhibits – models, photos, historical documents, tickets and maps.

The Prague Museum has also lent a collection of models of other historical vehicles used in Prague’s public transport system. These are models of originals that have not been preserved. One of the most interesting is the model of the light rail vehicle the R1 made by ČKD Tatra and built at the start of the 1970’s for the Prague Metro. Visitors can also take a look at various videos using unique film materials from the National Film Fund archives.

However the Střešovice depot is not just a static museum. Even now historical trams leave its halls, though they are not part of the exposition. This attraction can be ordered by firms or individuals to give a celebration that something else. Both the route and its length can be arranged as can the sites of boarding and alighting or, if needs be, waiting. According to the customer’s wishes the tram can also lay on a feast or musical accompaniment in the form of an accordionist, a jazz group or a wind orchestra. A night ride through snowy Prague can be absolutely enchanting. The historical trams set off on their journeys all day and all year round.

The actual depot itself was declared a technical monument in 1991 and is now considered a typical example of a purpose-built transport building from the Elektrické podniky hlavního města Prahy (Electric Companies of Prague). It hales from the very start of Prague’s public transport era. It was used for its original purpose from 1909 to 1992 when it was transformed into a museum.

The Střešovice Depot together with the Prague Public Transport Company and our magazine TIM are taking part in realising festive sightseeing trips in the framework of the Holiday World Trade Fair. These will be part of the accompanying programme for the 18th trade fair taking place on the 5th and 8th of February at the Exhibition Grounds in the Prague district of Holešovice. With regards to the fact that last year’s trips on the historical trams were hugely popular the organisers have decided to repeat the event this year.

All exhibitors are cordially invited, as are those for whom a ride in a historical tram is more than just a means of transport. You will be able to board the historical tram at the terminus beside the main entrance gate to the Exhibition Grounds. A detailed timetable of the rides and how to make reservations can be gained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or directly from the TIM stand, which will be number 1 and located on the right at the entrance to the main exhibition hall.

More information on these round sightseeing trips can be found at:

www.dpp.cz

  
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