Retro tram rides will resume in Brussels for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic halted the service, announced the Brussels Tram Museum.
Introduced in 2019 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of trams in Brussels, the retro tram rides stopped for two years in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19. Finally, the Brussels Tram Museum announced that the service will resume again. The unique retro trams will leave their depot for a ride throughout Brussels during many public holidays in the spring and summer. On these special days, two 30-minute tram routes will be scheduled, both departing from Place Poelaert in front of the Palais de Justice.
One ride will take passengers from one end of Avenue Louise to Bois de la Cambre, while the other route will go via Rue Royale to Eglise Royale Ste. Marie (Schaerbeek). Both rides will then end in Place Poelaert. The ticket price is €6 for adults and it’s free for children under the age of six. Tickets can only be purchased at Place Poelaert, where one of the belle époque trams will serve as a ticket booth.
Retro trams rides are scheduled for Easter Monday, Labour Day (1 May), Ascension Day (26 May) and Assumption Day (15 August). On 8 May, the only preserved Mack bus that ran between 1957 and 1973 will make its public appearance. On the same day, all rides will be free. On May 22, a special event will be organized to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Tram Museum.The retro tram rides are an unforgettable experience for both Brussels residents and visitors. More information on the tram rides can be found on the Musée du Tram website.