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Basel's public transport strategy

filed on: 29.09.2005 (29th Sep 2005)

The canton of Basel-Stadt has published a white paper on its public transport strategy for the coming years. The report includes a commitment towards the following goals:

Tram extensions:
— route 3 from Burgfelden Grenze to St. Louis Gare. This extension is 3.25km long (of which 2.40km in France) and will cost 24.5MCHF, opening in 2012.
— route 11 from St. Louis Grenze to St. Louis Gare. This extension is 2.35km long (of which 2.25km in France) and will cost 18.4MCHF, opening in 2014.
— route 8 from Kleinhüningen to Weil am Rhein Bhf. This extension is 2.80km long (of which 1.80km in Germany) and will cost 30MCHF, opening in 2013.
— route 8 from Neuweilerstr. to Allschwil. This extension is 1.3km long and will cost 22MCHF, opening in 2020.
— Also being planned are tram extensions to serve Erlenmatt and Dreispitzareal and a link from Zeughaus to Münchensteinbrücke.
— The rejected plans for a tram link from Claraplatz to Wettsteinplatz are to be reconsidered. Such a link would reduce pressure on the city centre network.
— It is intended to extent BVB route 2 to Leymental using the tracks of routes 10 and 17. BLT route extensions are planned from Pratteln Dorf to Pratteln Längi and from Birsfelden to Sternenfeld Quartier.
— The diversion of tram route 1 to serve St Johann Bhf. is to be inaugurated in 2008.
All costs are quoted in today's prices and without VAT.

Trolleybus:
It is announced the referendum on the retention this mode is delayed until Winter 2006/7. A study comapring different bus modes has been commissioned with results expected in early 2006.

source: Pro Trolleybus

See also:
New trams for Basel (30.06.2005)
Basel trolleybus referendum (09.11.2004)

This news item is from the 2005 newslog.


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