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Route 8's extension a step closer

filed on: 12.05.2009 (12th May 2009)

VBZ's Vision 2025, published in 2006, included the extension of tram route 8 from its current Hardplatz terminus to form a junction with Tram Zürich West (currently under construction) at Schiffbau. The current status of planning is that this extension will go ahead after the completion of the above project. The two locations are separated by railway lines and adjacent railway yards. Early proposals for this tram saw it crossing this area by a subway, with later suggestions focussing on a bridge. Current proposals see it using the outer edges of the existing Hardbrücke road bridge. A major renovation project on this structure is set to commence in the near future. The measures necessary to strengthen the bridge for its future tram use will be included in this. The city is increasing the planning budget for the tram line by 860,000 to 1.4 million.

source: Stadt Zürich

This news item is from the 2009 newslog.

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