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Tram ready to roll in 2017?

10.05.2012 From our online archive
The LuxTram group has published a new timeline for the tram project, which foresees construction to begin in 2014 with the first line in service by 2017.

(CS) The LuxTram group has published a new timeline for the tram project, which foresees construction to begin in 2014 with the first line in service by 2017.

Test runs for the line running from the central train station to LuxExpo in Kirchberg are set to begin in 2016, according to the plans.

The coming year will see the finalisation of the draft law and passing the bill on the financing of the project, which will clock in at over 300 million euros.

With the project making the cut in the recently proposed savings measures, London architectural firm Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands is currently designing the future tram stations. Some 14 stations are planned, with a distinct Luxembourg look, according to LuxTram.

The design of the actual tram has not yet been finalised, as the company did not want to start negotiations with a contractor before the bill on the financing of the project has been approved.

As with any large building project, an environmental impact study is currently being conducted. The study will be presented before the end of the year, with the public given a month to give feedback. Additionally, LuxTram is checking where gas and water pipes, as well as electric cables could get in the way of the tram.

On Thursday, May 10, Infrastructure Minister Claude Wiseler will be on site at the LuxTram stand at the Foire de Printemps from 6-8pm to answer questions from the public.

For the full timeline of the tram project visit the LuxTram website.