Referendum: Thumbs up for Limmattalbahn
filed on: 30.11.2015 (30th Nov 2015)
The past weekend's vote delivered a massive thumbs up for Limmattalbahn (or more strictly, approval of the cantonal funding for it). 64.5% of cantonal voters said yes to the project. This is slightly down on the 66% that approved Tram Hardbrücke in 2014 and the 66.6% for Glattalbahn in 2003.
The bitter edge to this success is that the communities most directly affected where not as enthusiastic. The local breakdown of the vote shows 57% said no in Schlieren and 64% in Dietikon. This has parallels to the Tram Schwamendingen vote of the 1980s which was also passed against local opposition.
Construction is slated to commence in 2017.
This news item is from the 2015 newslog.
to link to this item please use: