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2015 news

filed on: 08.01.2016 (8th Jan 2016)

A Happy New Year to all readers.

For those who read these news items on the page, as every year, the previous news items have been moved to a separate page, which for 2015 is For those reading as individual items, as usual, there is no change.

Just to summarise some of the highlights and look back on 2015:

There is still no decision on the new tram order, but at least the different parties appear to be moving towards an understanding on how to solve the issue. To summarise, the spat was caused by ZVV wanting to call on the services of a consulting company that some of the parties involved did not consider neutral.

Construction work on the Hardbrücke tram link is now underway. The next extension, Limmattalbahn, has also cleared its last major hurdles.

On the trolleybus side, the last three Mercedes/ABB GTZ bowed out in late November. This means the fleet is now made up entirely of Hess low-floor vehicles. The older of these are being retrofitted with battery packs to replace their auxiliary generators. There will be an increased running without overhead lines as junctions are simplified.

This news item is from the 2016 newslog.

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