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Future of the tram remains uncertain
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Future of the tram remains uncertain

14.03.2012 From our online archive
The future of the tram remained unclear at Wednesday's City Breakfast with contradicting messages from the City's council of aldermen and finance minister Luc Frieden.

(CS) The future of the tram remained unclear at Wednesday's City Breakfast with contradicting messages from the City's council of aldermen and finance minister Luc Frieden.

Frieden had said in a recent RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg interview that there was currently no budget for the project, leaving City of Luxembourg officials angered and confused.

Frieden's statements called into question whether the tram was a priority of the government for the 2015 to 2020 period, after meetings had already taken place with sustainability minister Claude Wiseler as to the timing and phases of the construction, according to mayor Xavier Bettel.

Initiatives to ease traffic in the capital, such as peripheral train stations, banning of RGTR buses from the centre and creating park and ride facilities, all tied in with the tram, continued Bettel.

The City's council of aldermen has now called a meeting with Premier Jean-Claude Juncker, as well as ministers Wiseler and Frieden to clear up the future of the tram; as Bettel highlighted, a project that many funds had already been spent on.