…23 years after the earlier line was closed!
The opening ceremonies. Video by Urząd Miasta Bydgoszczy.
On Thursday (22 November), almost 23 years after the closure of the old line, Bydgoszcz railway station is again connected to the city’s tram network. Rafal Bruski, the Mayor of Bydgoszcz, hopes that the 80 million zl investment is just the first of a series of major public transport, which the city plans to implement in the coming years.
The new 1.75 km spur to the station. Map courtesy OpenStreetMap.
The 1.75 km spur leads from ul. Focha, and crosses the River Brda by means of a 70 metre suspension bridge to terminate in a loop near Bydgoszcz Glowny railway station. In addition to the construction of the track the project also included the reconstruction of streets and pavements, construction of bike paths and the installation of a modern passenger information system.
A hat tip to podroznik for the story.
- Gazeta Bydgoszcz article with photographs
- Rynek Kolejowy article
- Bydgoszcz tram route map, valid from 24 November 2012