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Electric train to take tourists around Ljubljana attractions

Ljubljana, 25 April - A new electric train will take tourists on a nine-kilometre sightseeing tour of the Slovenian capital as of Wednesday.

Ljubljana
A new electric train to take visitors up Ljubljana Castle.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
A new electric train to take visitors up Ljubljana Castle.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
A new electric train to take visitors up Ljubljana Castle.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
A new electric train to take visitors up Ljubljana Castle.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
A new electric train to take visitors up Ljubljana Castle.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Called Urban, the train will depart from Town Hall, taking visitors to Ljubljana Castle and along the Ljubljanica river, returning to Town Hall past the open-air venue Križanke, the Ljubljana Opera and Prešern Square.

Tourists will be able to hop on and off at any of the stops along the route.

Depending on traffic in the city centre, the circular tour is estimated to take 70 to 90 minutes.

A ride will cost eight euro, while children aged three to twelve will pay half the price.

Pre-recorded audio guides in nine languages will be offered, including in English, German, French and Chinese.

The city introduced the first electric train in 2016, the year when it was the Green Capital of Europe.

However, the train caught fire while charging in March 2017 and the service was suspended.

The new electric train was made by German producer Sightseeing Trains Rügen.

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