New service desing
The service will be renewed with the tramway
Modes of transport will change as journeys from Hervanta and the Kauppi Kampus to the center of Tampere take place by rail. The change will have an impact on the entire bus service and also on areas not yet covered by the tramway. Changes to the bus service have already been implemented in Nokia, for example. Some of the routes will start in June and the entire service with tram in August 2021.
The update includes line numbering updates. Number 1 is planned for the tram from Kauppi Kampus (Tays) to Sorin aukio and number 3 from Hervanta to Pyynikintori. The numbering of bus lines will be clarified to make the service easy and logical for customers. Line codes will be confirmed by the Public Transport Board on January 27, 2021
Schedules will be drafted next spring
The regional public transport board will decide the service level for the summer season 2021 on December 6, 2020 and for the winter season 2021-2022 on January 27, 2021.
Following the service level decisions, service schedules will be drafted and published in spring 2021. Feedback on the schedules will be collected and taken into account in the finalization of the schedules. In this way, together with the customers, it is ensured that the new service and its schedules are as functional as possible.
Thank you for contributing the design of the service
The service was planned together with the residents of the traffic areas at the beginning of 2018. The drafts have been available online and ideas have been exchanged online and face-to-face at meetings of regional networks, for example. Based on the ideas, a final plan was created, which was approved by the public transport board in April 2019.
The planned line implements the principles defined for it, ie the accessibility of the center of Tampere, the minimization of overlapping lines and functional transfers. In the next phase, the tram network will be expanded in the Seuturatikka project.
Accessibility of the center
Hämeenkatu gradually became a street reserved for pedestrians, cycling and public transport during 2014-2018. When the tram starts, bus traffic in the city center will decrease. The street space on Hämeenkatu is limited - the street can no longer withstand buses, but there would be enough passengers for several shifts.
The tram can accommodate 264 passengers, while one bus carries 90 passengers at a time. Thus, during frequent shifts, the center is more easily accessible and travel comfort and service are significantly improved.
Efficient bus service
The bus servie has been built to be cost-effective, taking regional needs into account. Overlapping direct connections to municipal centers have been removed and replaced in part by alternative lines.
The bus line serves movement between regional centers and residential areas. Some of the lines continue to the city center, some have good transfer connections to the tram or another bus line during the busiest travel times.
Traveling by rail is comfortable, safe and congested. You can combine both bus and tram to your trips, as they share the same tickets. Switching between means of transport is made as easy as possible. The transition at the main stops are protected from the weather and the street does not always have to be crossed.
Timetables will be designed so that the changeover time between means of transport is as short as possible. Transfers may seem awkward at first, but for others it is already commonplace.
In 2021, the transfer stops will no longer focus solely to Keskustori or Koskipuisto. The construction focused on the east side of the Tammerkoski rapids will also take bus lines to the vicinity of the new destinations. For example, the service in the Ratina area has been developed alongside changes in the cityscape.