Vintage bus parade to take place on Tallinn Day

This Sunday, Tallinn Day, at 12.30pm, a collection of vintage buses will parade from Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square) to Kadriorg Park. Townspeople can take a ride on ten old-timer buses that no longer run on the Estonian bus routes today.

The parade will feature public transport vehicles built between 1962 and 1989 and are displayed from the collections of Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS, Lux Express, GoBus and Scania Eesti. The parading buses have previously operated on bus routes in Estonia, Sweden, German Democratic Republic and Denmark. 

The parade takes off on Freedom Square at 12.30 and proceeds through Kaarli puiestee, Toompuiestee, Mere puiestee, Pärnu road, Liivalaia street, Narva road and Koidula Street to the car park of Kadriorg stadium.

The vintage bus parade will provide a memorable ride for those who wish to travel from the Tallinn Day opening ceremony, taking place at noon in Town Hall Square, to Kadriorg Park, where the AHHAA Science Theatre performance will start at 3pm, followed by an open-air concert featuring Estonian live artists and the Prime Orchestra from Kharkiv, Ukraine. The passenger capacity of the buses is limited, so the riders will be welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The parade of vintage buses is also a prelude to the celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the regular bus service in Tallinn, which will be celebrated with a family day on Freedom Square a week later, on Sunday 22 May from 12 noon to 3pm.