While daily commuters in Prague want a comfortable and fast ride to work, veteran tram enthusiasts saviour the feeling of getting on one of the old open, wooden trams for a nostalgic ride through Prague. With that in mind, Prague City Transport invests not only into modern technology, but into maintaining some of the city’s veterans which are brought out on special occasions.
The red K2 tram went on its first tour of Prague close to half a century after leaving the factory gates of CKD Praha in 1977. It was selected for Bratislava where it served in training drivers up until 2009. After that, it stood forgotten in the Krasňany depot in the Slovak capital.
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Authors: Daniela Lazarová, Tomáš Maleček