Major projects clear another hurdle
filed on: 27.09.2006 (27th Sep 2006)
Yesterday, national parliament approved 20.8 billion Franks for infrastructure projects, of which 728.5 million are for two public transport projects in Zürich. 400 million are being spent on the Durchmesserlinie or second cross city rail tunnel which will connect Oerlikon to Hauptbahnhof (opening scheduled for 2013 and costing a total of 1786 million). Phases 2 and 3 of Stadtbahn Glattal are getting 253.5 million and Tram Züri West 75 million (of total costs of 507 million and 150 million respectively).
Other projects being supported are Tram Bern West (65 million of a total cost 130 million), Bern: tram extension to Wankdorf (40 of 80 million), Basel: tram extension/diversion St Johann/Pro Volta (9.1 of 18.2 million), Basel: Tram extensions to St. Louis and Weil am Rhein - Basel city sections (39.5 of 79 million), Basel: double tracking Arlesheim-Dornach and relocation of Dornach terminus with bus interchange (11 of 22 million), WSB: relaying of WSB on former SBB alignment between Suhr and Aarau (40 of 80 million), Lausanne: Metro M2 from Ouchy to Les Croisettes (120 of 240 million), Geneva: tram to Meyrin and CERN (210 of 420 million), Geneva: tram to Lancy, Onex and Bernex (90 of 180 million). Most of the other projects are road or heavy rail. All projects being supported are either already under construction, or will be by 2008.
This news item is from the 2006 newslog.
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