Germany BMVI Fund Freiburg Tram Extension

Image Courtesy of Stadt Freinburg

Germanys Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure have agreed to help fund the 55 million tram extension project. They have agreed to help by funding 23 million through Municipal Transport Financing Act. The project is tol increase the capacity on the metre gauge tram network in Freiburg-im-Breisgau.

The project in hand involves constructing a 2.4 km link and five stations. Which will run from a triangular junction at Siegesdenkmal on Line 2, passing through the old town along Rotteckring, Werthmannstrasse and Kronenstrasse to join lines 3 and 5 on Basler Strasse.

The number of passengers using the tram service in 1984 was a total of 29million and in 2012 that number increase to 76million. With this increase, there is a need to upgrade the capacity of the tram line. The improvement will improve access to the Western and Northern parts of the city centre.

the construction is planned to be started at the end of this year and is scheduled to be in operation by 2018.

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