On Saturday, 12.09, Tallinners will be able to take a nostalgic ride on the Duple Metsec T-76 City bus manufactured at the BaltScan factory, which Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS will have to serve lines 8, 5 and 33 for a few hours.
According to Deniss Boroditš, Chairman of the Management Board of TLT, preserving the history of public transport is also one of the areas of activity of a rapidly developing company. “Remembering the past, we can better appreciate today, where we have started a truly innovative transition to gas-powered buses, and in the long run we have in mind the transfer of all bus traffic in the capital to electric buses. On Saturday, we will give the citizens the opportunity to compare modern buses with the bus that ran on the route at the beginning of the last decade,” Boroditš explained the purpose of bringing the historic vehicle to the route.
According to Andres Koldre, the head of the TLT transport management department and the leader in the restoration of old vehicles, the Duple Metsec, which was completed in 1998, is fully prepared for driving and participating in city traffic. “We have restored many old buses with a group of enthusiasts and now we want to show them to the townspeople. In the long term, we are thinking of creating a permanent exhibition on the history of vintage vehicles and public transport. What makes this bus unique is that a limited number of Scania city buses were built on a Scania L113CLB frame in our home factory in Tartu. This interesting fact of the past is worth remembering,” Koldre added.
Bus 1195 leaves the garage at Peterburi tee 73 at 10.00, arriving at the final stop of Hobujaama at 10.30. From there, the bus goes to line 8, which was served by the same vehicle years ago. Then the dignified old man can also be found on lines 5 and 33.
TLT AS plans to make demonstrations of historical buses on city lines a good tradition.