filed on: 30.08.2005 (30th Aug 2005)
Groups opposed to new road building projects in Liechtenstein are, as an alternative, promoting a Stadtbahn. Liechtenstein's booming economy and high salaries are attracting more and more commuters from neighbouring regions in Austria and Switzerland. The Stadtbahn concept originally emerged from an consultancy study in 2003 and is based on Saarbrücken's system.
Currently, Liechtenstein's capital, Vaduz is not served by any form of rail, but this could be corrected by this new Stadtbahn. The proposed system would run from Sargans (Switzerland) to Feldkirch (Austria) via Vaduz and Schaan with a branch from Schaan to Buchs (also Switzerland). Existing railways would be shared between Sargans and Trübbach and between Buchs and Feldkirch with the Schaan to Trübbach section having to be constructed. In total the Stadtbahn would be 30km long, take 12 years to realise and cost 350 to 450 million Swiss Franks.
This news item is from the 2005 newslog.
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