Progress on the new tram line to Bydgoszcz Station. Official video.
After more than 20 years, work is in progress to enable trams to return to Bydgoszcz Station. The original tram line, running mostly along ul Dworcowa, was closed in 1990. The reason being given at the time was fear that the vibrations of the trams would damage a gas mains. On this basis, most of Poland’s remaining on-street tramlines should be candidates for closure!
The new tram line, will run mostly on reserved track and includes a new bridge over the River Brda. The project, including related road improvements will cost 100 million PLN with some 42.5 million coming from EU funds. The new service is targeted to open in November 2012.
A hat tip to Podroznik for the link.
- Gazeta.pl – photo album: 24 slides showing progress
- Basterowilk – video: showing old track and new route
- zarzad Drug Miejskich – project overview (pdf download)
- City of Bydgoszcz – detailed plan of new line (pdf download)