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Limmattalbahn opening

filed on: 17.06.2019 (17th Jun 2019)

Infrastructure on the first phase of Limmattalbahn (Farbhof to Schlieren) is approaching completion. The line will commence operation on 2nd September as an extension of route 2. Festivities are planned in Schlieren to accompany this.

To permit the line to be connected to the VBZ network, route 2 will be cut back from Farbhof to Letzigrund at the beginning of the school holidays (I believe these start on 16th July, but was unable to ascertain whether the closure will take immediate effect). The turning loop at Farbhof will then be dismantled and the tracks connected to the new line. There are no plans to re-establish a turning loop at Farbhof, but when the second phase of Limattalbahn opens, the line to Bahnhof Altstetten will branch off here.

The trolleybus loop will also be removed and not put back. Instead, a new turning circle has been built at Hermetschloo, where tolleybuses will run around a block of buildings. The last stop served by route 31 will be Micafil.

So photographers wishing to capture the combined tram/trolleybus loop at Farbhof before it vanishes forever need to hurry.

This news item is from the 2019 newslog.

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