Maltese food on the tram

Zürich's celebrity Chuchichäschtli restaurant tram with its open-topped 'garden' trailer will feature in public service in the coming weeks. In connection with the annual Caliente Latin music festival, Maltese cuisine will be served on board this tram.

Operating times are 27th May to 19th June, Thursday and Friday from 11:30 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 23:00 and Saturday from 16:00 to 23:00. Departures are half-hourly from Bellevue. Reservation is strongly recommended (phone 0 43 317 00 10, ie + 41 43 317 00 10 from abroad). The usual route is Bellevue - Limmatquai - Central - HB - Bahnhofstr. - Bellevue. Boarding is possible at all stops on this route but Bellevue (loop track) is advisable as this is the only stop with a longer wait.

The festival sponsors include the Maltese Tourist Board and Air Malta.

Be6/6 1802 started life as Tiefbahn articulated prototype 1601 in 1960. It was renumbered 1702 and finally 1802 to accomodate advances in Mirage numbering. 1802 spent its final years in regular service coupled to P16 trailer 786 as Einsatzwagen, filling in service gaps caused by irregularities. The frequent change in route number and destination this required led to the set being fitted with large route indicator boxes with electrically powered films. 1802 last ran in this guise in 1993. It was then converted to a restaurant car with a kitchen in the rear section. Its first mission was as Sushi tram in Zürich's 1993 Japan festival. Open topped beer garden tram 1971, which is coupled to 1802 whenever weather permits, was converted from standard trailer 731 in 1992. The pair have appeared in many guises since offering different styles of food and entertainment. During last year's Caliente festival, the theme was Balearic.

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