Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tram becomes hot and steamy sauna-Italy

This tram is like a sauna - oh wait, it is 

Think the London Underground gets hot in the summer? Well think again - it won't be quite as hot as the world's first tram sauna unveiled in Milan. 

It's getting hot in here: The world's first tram saunaIt's getting hot in here: The world's first tram sauna
Unfortunately this real tram is no longer in operation and sits in one place at the spa resort in northern Italy.
But, created by public transport designers QC Termemilano, it has all the features of the original carriage - except now it's a bit more wooden inside, a bit hotter, and a bit stuffier.
It comes complete with hot coals and benches - as well as the tram's trademark pitched roof and open window views of its surroundings. 
The designers claim the idea is to show commuters that public transport needn't always be stressful.
A spokesman said: 'People can get very stressed travelling through a city centre.
'This innovative design is to show that not all public transport is frustrating. It can be somewhere to relax.'
The historical Carelli tram sits in the middle of a spa complex on a real track, all of its own.
And models frequently turn up to pose by it too, apparently.
sauna tramGuiseppe and Maria weren't letting the tram go anywhere - especially after being turfed off for being under-dressed

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