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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.

source: NZZ

This news item is from the 2015 newslog.

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