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Tartu to introduce new urban line buses

Tartu City Government Press Release

buses Foto: Joonas Sisask

26 June / As of 1 July 2019, 64 new gas buses will begin travelling along Tartu’s urban lines. The new buses will be on display during Tartu City Day – at the opening party for Tartu’s new buses, taking place at the lower Vanemuine Theatre car park along Ülikooli Street – from 11–15 on 29 June.

Ülikooli Street will be closed to cars, and eight brand new buses will be lined up along the street. Various activities will be taking place on each bus, during the course of which the interior of the buses can be examined and the comfort of their seats can be tested. At 11.00, Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas and AS GoBus CEO Andrei Mändla will open a new era for bus traffic in Tartu. This will be followed by the start of activities within the buses.

Daniel Levi, Silver Sepp and Jaan Pehk will be performing in the Music Bus. World traveller Tiit Pruuli will be regaling listeners will stories about his travels in the Travel Story Bus. Hasso Krull, Contra, Jüri Kolk, Katrin Pärn and Mehis Heinsaar will be keeping spirit’s high in the Poetry Bus. Experiments on the AHHAA Science Theatre Bus will also be on the wavelength of public transportation. Heino Seljamaa will be giving suitcase theatre performances on the Children’s Bus.

Aboard the Urban Public Transportation Bus, employees of the Traffic Management Service will be explaining what’s new with the new buses and the new route network. Help will also be available to create a Tartu Smart Bike Share user account and to take bicycles from Tartu’s Smart Bike Share out for a spin.

Along with art historian Enriko Talvistu, one can hop on the Tour Bus and enjoy the 'Excursion around the City 50 Years Later: Line 9 is Departing’. (Advance registration is required).

The Tartu City Museum invites all those who are interested to visit the Quiz Show Bus at 13.00, where the quizzes are intended for teams of up to 4 players. Questions are related to Tartu’s history as well as the present day. One must register their team in advance, by e-mailing the address ants.siim@katarina.ee (please include your team’s name in the e-mail).

Detailed schedule: https://www.tartu.ee/bussipidu

As of 1 July 2019, the City of Tartu will be switching over to a new bus route network, which differs significantly from the current network in terms of itineraries, the number of lines, as well as the frequency of departures. A total of 13 bus lines will begin to travel along the route, along with two night lines. Each of the routes will be covered by new low-floor gas buses, which are equipped with air conditioning. AS GoBus will begin serving the route network. The new buses also have a unique new design, the author of which is Karilin Tõnisoja, a student from the Media and Advertisement Design Department at Pallas University of Applied Sciences, in Tartu. 

Last changed 26.06.2019