T6A5 tram model to retire from Prague's streets this Saturday

A quarter century after they were first introduced to the capital’s streets, Prague’s Public Transit Company has announced it will be retiring its T6A5 trams. The tram’s last journey is set to take place on Saturday, June 19, on the nr. 4 line, where it will be used from 8am until 6pm.

Two T6A5 trams will be kept by the Prague Public Transit Company for use on historic lines, primarily as an attraction for tourists.

The Tatra T6A5 was designed as a successor to the popular Tatra T3 model. Nicknamed “The Iron”, the tram is known for its angular shape. It is currently used in several Czech and Slovak cities.

Author: Tom McEnchroe