filed on: 30.03.2012 (30th Mar 2012)
Further details have been published of the approaching remodelling of the tram layout around Bahnhof Oerlikon. Rather than looping around the block of buildings as it does today, route 11 will have a more generous and straighter double-track alignment along the station frontage (which will otherwise be pedestrianised). The loop track in Edison and Nansenstrasse will be retained however, permittig the trams of route 10 that are not running to the airport to turn . In a later phase, a new turning loop will be added at Bahnhof Oerlikon Ost stop so that turning and through trams can serve the same stop.
Linked (above) is the official map showing tram and bus routes after the completion of this work (which is commencing now but whose final phases will not be completed until 2016). The map on which it is based appears to be an older version. Hardly any of the industrial tracks survive, and many of the factories they served have been replaced by offices and flats.
Also in full swing now is the SBB-side work which will see two additional platform faces added in conjunction with the Durchmesserlinie, and the approach tracks also widened accordingly.
This news item is from the 2012 newslog.
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