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Trams for Biel

filed on: 19.03.2009 (19th Mar 2009)

Biel tram The project to reintroduce trams to the town of Biel has taken an important step forwards, with Bernese cantonal authorities giving their thumbs up. The new tram line will be developed from the present Biel – Täufelen – Ins narrow gauge railway (part of the Aare Seeland mobil system). This will be extended beyond its present Biel terminus (Bahnhof) to Bözingenfeld. At the same time the existing line will be double-tracked between Biel and Ipsach, permitting 7.5 minute headways between Ipsach and Bözingenfeld. The remaining interurban section to Ins will be served at half-hourly or hourly headways. The project will cost 125 million Franks. Construction could begin in 2014.

source: Kanton Bern

The artist's impression accompanying the official announcements interestingly shows a tram resembling that of Reims (or a metre gauge version thereof), including the APS current collection system of that city rather than overhead lines. The official announcement makes no mention of this feature.

This news item is from the 2009 newslog.


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