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Jena branches open

first_imgSecretary for Transport Johannes Nitsch and Thuringen Economics & Infrastructure Minister Franz Schuster opened light rail routes serving the expanding suburb of Lobeda in Jena on December 16. A new line branches from north-south trunk route 1 into a housing area just north of Line 1’s Winzerla terminus and runs east to Burgau and then southeast; it splits into a 2 km branch to Lobeda Ost and a 1 km spur to Lobeda West. When the direct route from Burgau, site of a new depot, to the city centre opens next year, Jena’s tram network will have almost doubled in two years. The new routes, which total 11·6 km with 20 stations and are costed at DM146m, will be operated by low-floor cars from Adtranz (RG 9.96 p 616), replacing some of Germany’s last two-axle trams. olast_img read more

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Budapest to build Line 4

first_imgPREQUALIFICATION bids were called at the end of August for preliminary engineering work on the long-planned fourth metro line in the Hungarian capital. Budapest Mayor Gabor Demszky later confirmed that the municipality had decided to push ahead with the project, which is now costed at HF95bn.Following earlier attempts to build the line as a privately financed DBOM concession, the Hungarian government has now agreed to fund 60% of the work, using receipts from the privatisation of various state-owned industries. Budapest Municipal Government will raise the remaining 40% through loans from EIB, EBRD and a consortium of 11 commercial banks.Another 10 invitations to tender for work on Line 4 are due to be issued by the end of this year. Management of the project will be the responsibility of DBR Kft, an independent limited company registered by local transport operator BKV on August 4. Now expected to open in 2002-03, Line 4 will link southern Buda to central Pest, tunnelling under the Danube. The 7·3 km first stage will connect Kelenflast_img read more

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