If there's one thing I love as much as video games, it's trains and trams. So forgive me if I am a little excited to find that Düsseldorf's tram system ran a dedicated tram service explicitly to aid in catching Pokémon!
That's right folks, the Pokémon Go craze is far... FAR from over. Just this week, a 27 year old german woman, named Martyna Malachowski, launched the maiden voyage of the Dusseldorf Pokétram.
The Pokémon branded tram route has been designed specifically to take passengers through areas of the city where they can find Pokéstops, Gyms and rare Pokémon. The tram is even decorated with Pokémon branding, and the tram takes a total of three hours to slowly meander it's way around the city.
The route was specially designed by Martyna, who is a fan of Pokémon Go because of her children, to take players to the places where there were most Pokéstops and Pokémon to catch.
The tram set off on it's journey at 4pm on August 4th, and while a second journey has not been ruled out, there's not been any news of a return trip just yet.
The video game enthusiast in me finds this totally awesome. The train enthusiast in me finds this absolutely fascinating on so many levels. It's not a trivial matter to just throw out a new tram route, staff, resource, and plan it into the timetables. That being said, special charter trains and trams run quite often, so considering the immense popularity of the game, this is a great way to generate publicity.
Thanks to Mikey for the tip and helping write this article!
There are no comments yet. Be the first!