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Dear tram friends,

the ATTS is glad to announce the sixteenth edition of the Trolley Festival, which will be held  on the first weekend of December. This event has no equal in Italy and ranks among the major historical tram events worldwide. It takes place every year on the Turin tramway system, a network that boasts two tram lines regularly operated with authentic historical cars: the circular line 7 and the Sassi-Superga rack tramway. The historical fleet, jointly managed by the ATTS and the GTT (the Turin public transport company), is the largest in Italy.

This year's edition is of special importance and marks the final event of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the tramway in Turin. After its official inauguration on 29 December 1871, the regular horse-drawn transport service started on 2 January 1872 and was the first tramway line in Turin and in Italy.

The main purpose of the Trolley Festival, consistent with the ATTS mission, is to enhance the tramway as historical and cultural heritage of the cities. This “150th anniversary” edition will focus on two special events: an International Conference for trams experts and trams enthusiasts on Saturday 3 December and a Big Tram Parade on Sunday 4 December.

You will find the general program here attached. For any communications: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “The tramway, cultural heritage of the cities”

Saturday 3 December 2022 from 9:00 to 17:00 at hte NH Collection Hotel Piazza Carlina.

The purpose of the conference is to showcase the best practices worldwide in the field of the historical tramways. A number of reports by experts coming from various countries and different continentsare expected. They all will bring their expertise in the field of the historical tram transportation(presentations will be held in Italian and/or in English).

How to participate and registration form: see attachments


Sunday 4 December 2022 from 9:00 to 18:30 in Piazza Castello.

Information, assistance, books and gadgets on sale by the ATTS Gazebo, in Piazza Castello (east side, in front of the Royal Theatre) from 8:00 to 19:00.

From 10:30 to 12:00: “Tram Saraband”, 12 historical tramcars in non stop motion entering and exiting Piazza Castello on three different directions.

From 12:00 to 13:00: “Big Tram Parade”, including all the available vehicles of the historical fleet, along with modern, special and works trams, totalling 20 vehicles. The parade will be opened by the new GTT 8000 Series tram which is about to enter service in Turin. The route will proceed at walking pace from Piazza Castello (starting from the intersection with Via Roma) along Via Po to Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

From 14:30 to 18:30, the historical trams and a historical double-decker bus will be available for free to the public on Special routes, with boarding and alighting in Piazza Castello. The west track in front of the Royal Theatre will function as terminus of the historical tram line 7, whereas the one on the east side will be reserved for the special rides.

Dear tram friends, we look forward to welcoming you in Turin on 3 and 4 December 2022: don’t miss this extraordinary event! December is peak tourist season in Turin and places at the conference are limited, therefore we advise you to plan your stay in advance.

See you in Torino!