You may not be handed a complimentary glass of champagne having stepped on board, but nevertheless, a congenial new form of transport is due to be launched. Krakow’s first water trams could well be christened as early as the May 1st holiday, and four stops have already been built. 800,000 złoty have been spent on the project thus far, and in late April, closing negotiations were being made between the city and the private firm that will run the service. Ultimately, some 16 water tram stops are in the pipeline. However, for the time being, pick-up points include Kotlarski Bridge, Galeria Kazimierz, the Kayaking Club and Tyniec Abbey. A minimal network should be functioning by late May at the latest, whilst the remaining stops are due by the end of 2009.
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