Come and experience the magic of times gone by
During this year´s season the historic Tatra tram will once again run on the tracks of the Tatra electric railway between Poprad – Stary Smokovec – Tatranska Lomnica (3x) – Stary Smokovec – Poprad
on these days:
07.06.2015, 21.06.2015, 05.07.2015, 19.07.2015, 02.08.2015, 16.08.2015, 30.08.2015 a 06.09.2015 – every other Sunday
Poprad-Tatry to Stary Smokovec – 10:45
Starý Smokovec to Tatranská Lomnica: 12:25, 14:25, 16:25
Tatranská Lomnica to Starý Smokovec: 13:25, 15:25, 17:25
Starý Smokovec, smer Poprad-Tatry: 18:08
The tickets can only be bought in the tram. The fare on the individual sections is 3€ for adults and 1,50€ for children between the ages of 6 – 15. Seniors and children under 6 travel for free. All stops are request stops.
A bit of the Tatra Kometa history:
Kometa was made for the use of the Tatra railways in the Ganz factory in Budapest in 1912 and it was equipped with the motors provided by a Bratislava company Siemens – Schuckert. In this year the Tatra railway experienced significant changes whereby the railway was extended as far as Strbske pleso. Thanks to its reliable motor and good driving characteristics , it was used for removing snow from the tracks. This is how the tram got its name – the snow ploughed to the side left a snow tail behind the tram. The tram finished its service in 1977 and this elegant old lady was supposed to be given for scrap. At that time the current chair of the Veteran railway club Poprad took care of it. After some necessary repairs it was used as an attraction during special occasion rides. The career of Kometa ended for good in 2011 when it was hit by lightning, as a result of which it was stationed in depo in Poprad. After a nationwide appeal didn’t raise enough money for its repair, Jaroslav Vanco and Jan Sabaka form the Veteran railway club Poprad asked the company Siemens for help. Siemens promised the financ to begin its necessary repairs. In August 2012 Kometa was moved to Vrutky, where all necessary repairs were carried out.
The story of Kométa: