sightseeing tram for Prague
The T3 tram is an iconic component of the Prague cityscape. In collaboration with Anna Marešová designers, the Prague Public Transit Co. has created a new pleasure tram concept based on the tradition of the Tatra T3 tram, putting this legendary vehicle in an entirely new context while respecting its authentic looks. By opening the rear of the tram and combining original elements with modern technologies, the project has given rise to an old-timer that demonstrates how even public transit can deliver real luxury. Because the tram has only one set of doors, it’s been dubbed the T3 Coupé.
The tram was built in Prague at the Hostivařdepot of the Prague Public Transport Company, who also commissioned the tram and is the investor for the entire project. The concept and design are the work of the studio Anna Marešová designers, specifically of designer Anna Marešová, Tomáš Chludil, and graphic designer Jiří Toman. The drawing documentation for the conversion was prepared by VKV Praha s.r.o. The project, including the design and construction, took two years.
“We’re continuing the best of our traditions. The T3 Coupé aspires to continue not only the legacy of the historical 500 open vehicle from 1913 but also the 200 saloon vehicle from 1900, which was debuted at the World Fair in Paris. Our products are rightfully returning to the world market,” explains Jan Šurovský, technical director at the Prague Public Transport Company.
This special tram preserves the romance of the 1960s and is a tribute to the designer of the original Tatra T3 tram – František Kardaus (1908–1986).
For more information see https://t3coupe.com
Check out the documentary of preparations https://youtu.be/PtXYN2QMV-Q