On 4 May 2019, tram drivers from all over Europe celebrated the 8th European Championship in Brussels with a record number of 25 teams from 21 European countries.
If it`s true that nobody can resist an idea whose time has come, then the competition of the best European tram drivers will be one of the highlights of public life in the larger European cities.
Coming together here is what our company stands for in the very best sense: European competition, environmental sensitivity, and technical innovation.
In fact it has developed at increasing speed from a single successful event to become an international tradition: Once a year the best tram drivers of the continent come together to find out who`s best.
What an exciting Friday morning: At their first meeting, 50 lucky and excited drivers eagerly await the welcoming speech. Afterwards each team presents itself with a video and a big hello. The most important question every year is: Which disciplines have to be mastered? The 2019 disciplines are: Acceleration of the tram to 30 km/h with subsequent precision braking, estimation of the lateral distance in a curve, precise stop with door 2 on the way back, a drive-over test in which the driver has to come to a precise stop with the front, and finally tram bowling. Now it is time to find out how the local vehicles work: The training drives at the STIB depot can begin!
Boarding completed! 25 teams from 21 nations participate in the 8thTRAM-EM – more nations than ever before. We are looking forward to welcoming teams from Barcelona, Basel, Bergen, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Dublin, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Luxembourg, Milan, Malaga, Manchester, Moscow, Oradea, Paris, Porto, Prague, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Stuttgart, and Vienna.
The following hotels are happy to welcome fans of the 8thTRAM-EM:
Hotel Ibis Brussels City Centre
Rue Joseph Plateau 2
Tel: +32 2 6200426
Novotel Brussels City Centre
Rue de la vièrge noire 32
Tel: +32 2 6200428
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Brussels
Rue du Fossé aux Loups 47
Tel: +32 2 219 28 28
Thon Hotel EU
Rue de la Loi 75
Tel. +32 2 204 39 11
Date: May 4, 2019
Location: Rue Royale/Koningsstraat next to the Parc de Bruxelles
09.30 – Live presentation of the competition disciplines
10.00 – Opening ceremony of the 8thTRAM-EM with presentation of the teams
11.00 – First competition run
13.00 – Lunch break with live music
14.00 – Second competition run
17.00 – Award ceremony and closing ceremony
… and family entertainment all day long, with tram presentation, kids area, and many more more.
We are looking forward to welcoming a lot of fans and spectators. The entry is free!
In an exciting ceremony the TRAM-EM family celebrates its champions together with a lot of spectators. Congratulations to the best team, the best male and female driver again. All participants are winners! In this sense, Wolfgang Arnold, spokesman of the SSB, hands over the baton to Marc Coudyser and Roland De Coster, representatives of the STIB Brussels. There will take place the 8th TRAM-EM on May 4th, 2019.
A record number of 25 teams from 19 European nations came together on May 5, 2018 in Stuttgart to compete for the titel “Best European Tramdriver”. More than 300 individual decision demanded teamwork, driving skills, speed and of course a bit of luck.
What an amazing friday morning: 50 happy and nervous drivers follow the welcome speech of Dr. Sabine Groner-Weber. She presents the South German company and the program of our 7th TRAM-EM. Afterwards each team presents itself with a smart video and a big Hello in the common round. The big question every year: What are the disciplines about? The lessons 2018 are: Schwip-Schwap-barrier, speed up the tram to 25 km / h with a subsequent target brake, lateral distance in the curve area, on the way back the exact stop with one door, an overrun test where the driver has to stop with the back front on an dartboard, and finally tram bowling. Now it’s time to find out how the local vehicles work. The training lessons on the SSB depot can start!
So different these four cities are, they have one thing in common: They all prepare for the TRAM-EM with disciplines nearly similiar to a real championship and choose their team. Everyone likes to travel to Stuttgart on the 4th of May as well prepared as possible whether in Dresden, Stockholm, Gothenburg or Rotterdam. Driving the tram up to special speed with a covered speedometer,, driving the tram towards an obstacle as near as possible or putting an dummy on the road and driving as near as possible: Your disciplines are really at a championship level.
The waiting has finally come to an end: We are excited to present you the the amazing program of the 7th European TramDriver Championshi. The championship takes place on the 5th of May on the SSB depot, Schockenriedstraße 50 in 70565 Stuttgart. We are looking forward to greet everyone of you!
the latest logo of the TRAM-EM 2018. In this year Stuttgart clears the tracks for the teams of the 7th European TramDriver Championship and welcomes you all at their domestic premises on the 5th of May. Therefore: Everywhere you can find the logo the future European Champions can’t be far away. We are excited!
The following hotels are looking forward to welcoming the fans of the 7th TRAM-EM in Stuttgart:
Pullman Stuttgart Fontana (4 Sterne)
single room incl. breakfast 120,00 € / double room incl. breakfast 144,00 €
contact: phone +49 711/7300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Neotel (4 Sterne)
single room incl. breakfast 106,00 € / double room incl. breakfast 134,00 €
bus stops: SSB-Zentrum or Vaihinger Straße
contact: phone +49 711/78140 or email@example.com
arcona MO.Hotel (4 Sterne)
single room 97,00 € / double room 97,00 €
bus stops: Schwabengalerie (Bus) or Vaihingen Schillerplatz (Bus und Bahn)
contact: phone +49 711/280560 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Gloria (3 Sterne)
single room 99,00 € / double room 139,00 €
Sigmaringer Straße 59
bus stop: Sigmaringer Straße
contact: phone +49 711/71850 or email@example.com
Corinne Leroy and Karim Annouche from the RATP team Paris competed against 44 other tram drivers from all over Europe on June 4, 2017 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The suitcases are packed. Many teams are already on the return flight. We would like to thank all public transport authorities who have sent a team to Tenerife. It was a great experience again, wonderful weekend in Santa Cruz, and a successful 6th TRAM-EM. Our special thanks goes to the host of MetroTenerife!
In an exciting finale the team Corinne Leroy and Karim Annouche from Paris secured the title “TRAMDRIVER-CHAMPION 2017”. There follows Berlin on the 2nd place and Frankfurt on the 3rd place! Franka Sonntag from Berlin won the title “Europeans Best Female Driver” followed by Zsuzsanna Ledniczki from Budapest and Alexandra Engeseth from Bergen. The best European male driver is Karim Annouche from Paris followed by Thilo Korbien from Frankfurt and Christoph Engelmann from Zurich. We sincerely congratulate all teams on an amazing championship!
In an exciting ceremony the TRAM-EM family celebrates its champions together with a lot of spectators. Congratulations to the best team, the best male and female driver again. Continue reading
The 6th European TramDriver Championship will start in a few minutes!
Keep your fingers cross for your team and stay tuned here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJNV8XycfEc
What an atmosphere it was this morning: 46 happy and excited drivers follow the welcome speech of Andrès Munoz de Dios, Managing Director of Metrotenerife. He presents his company and the schedule of the three day event. Afterwards each team presented themselves with a smart video and a big Hello in the common round. And finally: the disclosure of the championship disciplines was very much expected as every year.
On 2001 the Island Government of Tenerife constituted Metrotenerife that was originally founded to launch an alternative means of transport in the form of railway lines on the island of Tenerife. Tenerife tramway Line 1 was opened on 2 June 2007 and two years later Line 2. Since the beginning of Metrotenerife they has transported more than 132 million passengers. In a few weeks Santa Cruz will live a great celebration, the 10th Anniversary of the Tenerife Tram. Metrotenerife is working on a full program of recreational activities with live music performances, presents for the tram users; as well as a Post-Office Tram with material of the 10th anniversary and a philatelic exhibition about trams and public transports history. The main event will be the European Tramdriver Championship on the 4th of June. During this international championship, Metrotenerife has planned more activities such as painting and balloon sculpture workshop for children, live music performances in Plaza de Europa, a bouncy tram of 15 meter, etc. We are really looking forward to celebrate the 10th birthday of Metrotenerife together with the 6th European TramDriver Championship
Tramdriving under palms…
The waiting has an end: We really enjoy to present you the latest program of the 6th TRAM-EM at Tenerife. The event will take place at the depot of Metropolitano de Tenerife, Ctra. Gral. La Cuesta-Taco, 124 in 38108 La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. We are looking forward to greeting you on beautiful island!
All under the sign of the 10th tram-anniversary – that’s how the Sixth European Tramdriver Championship presents itself. Recently, the official logo is known. It combines both events perfectly. Continue reading
You usually associate the Canarian Island Tenerife with holidays, beach and palms. On June 4th 2017 there will come along another highlight, the Tram! Then again the best european tram drivers will compete at the sixth TRAM-EM in the capital Santa Cruz.
The thrilling competitions of the 5th TRAM-EM in Berlin are over and the winner is … BUDAPEST!!! Congratulations! After winning the first TRAM-EM 2012 in Dresden, 4 years later, Budapest can be proud of winning the title “Best European Tram Driver” for the seccond time
For those unable to attend the competition in Berlin personally we will provide the event, with 12 cameras from 10AM to 6PM, on our website www.tramem.eu.
The TRAM-EM will be also shown on the TV channel RBB via cable and satellite. Turn on April 23 on 6:30 PM!
27 teams from 17 European nations will participate on April 23 to determine the rail driving champion.
Registered are: Barcelona, Bergen, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Florence, Frankfurt/Main, Helsinki, Krakow, Leipzig, Lyon, Madrid, Oradea, Ostrava, Paris, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tenerife, and Vienna. We are especially pleased to welcome new participants from Birmingham, Gothenburg, Innsbruck, Porto, Prague, and Zurich.
The first fan buses have also been announced, for example from Dresden, Vienna, Budapest, and Zurich.
(63€ per Person and night)
(49€ per Person and night)
(Ruschestraße 45, 10367 Berlin, +49 30 555070)
April 23, 2016 at the BVG depot Siegfriedstraße 30-45, 10365 Berlin
10:00 AM Opening ceremony of the 5th TRAM-EM European Tramdriver Championship
– Video opener
– Venterra presents EM-song “All for gold”
– Welcome speech Dr. Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta (Chairman of the BVG) and Andreas Geisel (Senator for Urban Development and the Environment)
– Team presentation
– Official opening
10:45 AM First race of the 5th TRAM-EM
01:00 PM Venterra live
01:30 PM Second race of the 5th TRAM-EM
03:45 PM Venterra live
04:30 PM The Berlin TRAM-Bowling Cup (the best eight teams in a tournament)
05:00 PM award ceremony (best driver, best team, Berlin Tram-Bowling champ)
05:15 PM Baton handover ceremony for the 6th TRAM-EM in Tenerife 2017
05:20 PM Party with 88.8
07:30 PM End of the event
Meet tramdrivers from 27 European cities and discover your favorites in the drivers camp. For children a playarea is available. Information of the latest career opportunities from BVG will be available. A food and beverages will also be provided.
The entry is free.
For the first time TRAM-EM has an official song. It called “All for Gold” and is performed by the Berlin band Venterra.
Whoever wants to experience Venterra live can do so on April 23, 2016 at the TRAM-EM stage at the BVG depot Berlin-Lichtenberg, Siegfriedstraße 30-45.
Finally the disciplines for the 5th TRAM-EM on 23rd April 2016 in Berlin are definite.
With the collaboration of the Berlin transport service authority BVG we have intensively discussed the tasks and finally determined 5 competitive disciplines. Fun and excitement are guaranteed on a 150 meters long course with 3 rails and 2 different tram types.
There will be a points and time measurement for 4 disciplines. The popular TRAM-Bowling should also not be missing on that special day. Which challenges the drivers will have to pass exactly we will let you know on 22nd April 2016 😉
What is yellow, related to a tram and includes the “Berlin Bear”? – Right, the new official logo of the TRAM-EM 2016. Because the 5th TRAM-EM takes place in the metropolis Berlin this year. And that you don´t miss the championship, the Berlin transport service authority BVG will soon start an extensive poster campaign within the Berlin cityscape. Therefore keep your eyes open and save the date – The big day is on April 23, 2016 in the depot Lichtenberg!
As always we are interested in your opinion. How do you like the Logo?
The 5th European Tramdriver Championship will take place in Berlin from April 22nd – April 24th, 2016. The highlight will be the public competitions on April 23rd, 2016. Twentyfive teams from sixteen nations want to know who masters the course, the material and the nerves as the best? New in 2016: For the first time we will have rankings for woman, men, and teams.
The effect is: more champions, more action, more fun. Via video live transmission from the cockpit to the LED-screen the spectators can be part of it when it applies for the drivers to find the perfect stop or to assess the right lateral distance during a curve-drive. Continue reading
In a thrilling finale Orlando Cairo and Will Breur from Rotterdam leads for 22 other teams. On the second place follow Nicole Vanek and Markus Fiedler from Vienna, and the third place Renáta Burdíková and Roman Děcký from Ostrava. All further placements we have to edit in a graphic.
The preparations for the 4th European Tramdiver Championship in Vienna are in full swing.
The following teams will be part of the competitions: title defender Parla (Madrid), hosting team Vienna, team Barcelona, Bergen, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest (winner 2012), Dresden, Firenze, Graz, Helsinki, Krakow, Leipzig, Lyon, Manchester, Norrköping, Oradea, Ostrava, Paris (winner 2013), Rotterdam, Stockholm, Stuttgart and Tenerife.
Parla is the European Tramdriver Champion 2014! The Spanish team located near Madrid prevailed against Rotterdam (3230 points) and Madrid (3040 points) with 3970 points. It was followed by Lyon, Teneriffa, Budapest, Barcelona, Dresden, Berlin, and Oredea. In total, seventeen teams from eight countries attended the competitions in Barcelona. One more time it has been confirmed: the home team never wins on their own rails! Continue reading
We are proud and satisfied to present today the official winner’s trophy of the European championship!
Just in time two weeks before the championship starts in Barcelona, the artwork has arrived. The 3.5-kilo-heavy and 30-cm-wide trophy is a creation of the Dresden artist Roland Zigan. Continue reading
The preparations are in full swing in Barcelona for the 3rd European Tramdriver Championships. The team of Jose Triano Romero, head of operation control centers at Barcelona Tram, have tested and approved each of the six competition disciplines. New at the competitions this year is tram-bowling – it looks like a lot of fun.
With all the important information about the idea and goals, program, participation, host, and sponsoring as well, this 12-page document informs provides every detail about the event – Continue reading
The official internet presentation of the European tram driver championship is available for all interested persons on 15th February 2014. Continue reading
The European Tramdriver Championship becomes a brand in 2014. As the TRAM-EM European Tramdriver Championship, the competition gets an official wording and design. Continue reading
Home game for the defending champion. 14 teams from 8 nations came together to deny the Hungarians a second European championship.
17 teams, 10 nations, 30,000 spectators: On September 30, 2012 Europe`s best tramdivers battled for over 10 hours for the first master title. Continue reading
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
auf diesem Weg möchten wir uns bei Ihnen noch einmal ganz herzlich für die professionelle Organisation rund um die erste Europameisterschaft der Straßenbahnfahrer 2012 bei den DVB in Dresden bedanken. Continue reading
“Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren!
Die Wiener Linien haben sich im Rahmen der 1. Europameisterschaft der Straßenbahnfahrer in Dresden selbstverständlich mit einem Team beteiligt. Continue reading
“Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
wir haben sehr gern Ihre Einladung angenommen und zwei Fahrer der SSB zur 1. Europameisterschaft der Straßenbahnfahrer nach Dresden delegiert. Wir waren natürlich sehr gespannt darauf, was die beiden Teilnehmer berichten. Continue reading
Thank you for your hospitable welcome to the first European championship for tram drivers.
We would like to thank you for the fine organization, your support throughout the competition and the useful presence of an Interpreter. Continue reading