light rail in Belgium
regional international tramway Hasselt (Belgium) – Maastricht
(Netherlands) has been approved by the Flemish government (October
2013). Meanwhile extensions of the networks of Antwerp and Ghent
are in full progress.
for new tram of TEC, Liège.
Wallonia in Charleroi, after years of decline, the tramway
network has been extended along former and planned alignments.
The city of Liège prepares a French style urban system.
light rail in Denmark
rail projects are in progress. In Aarhus (second city of Denmark)
construction of the regional tram-train project is in preparation.
The ‘Ring 3’ project, a tangential tramway in the urban
region of Copenhagen is approved and in preparation. Other projects
among others: a French-style urban tramway in the city of Odense.
at our friends of www.letbaner.dk/…
rail map (LRA, 2013)
light rail in neighbouring regions in Sweden: Goteborg (existing
tram system) and serious plans in Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg.
light rail Netherlands
the ambitious RegioTram project in Groningen has been
killed late 2012, mainly due to politicized considerations
region of Groningen are and will be served by regional trains,
like these ones at the station of Winschoten.
light rail scheme Zwolle-Kampen is converted into a heavy rail
solution, using regional trains.
highlight. But a very bad 2011 for the RGL project, one of the
biggest light rail schemes in The Netherlands. After years of
political battle new elected officials pulled the plug. RGL: 'rest
Despite many years of preparation neither politicians nor professionals
could solve the project puzzle.
tramway in Tokyo
Tokyo city budget for 2011 includes funding for
the construction of a new tramway, running from Ginza to the Harumi
area of Chuo Ward. More info: at Japan
(Netherlands) decided to introduce a tram. The proposed system
entails two lines (2016) and regional 'tram-train' extensions
The official web site: www.regiotram.nl/.
city: urban map
region: regional map
is another important light rail project in The Netherlands. Since
2011 fully operational.
RandstadRail a new TramTrain in The Netherlands: according to
the awarded proposal of Rob van der Bijl (LRA) et al. - and already
announced at the pages of LRA several years ago (2003).
The regional 13km railway in the province of Overijssel between
Zwolle and Kampen will be transformed into tramway. 2015 this
'conversion type' project is due to open. The tram is justified
by the fact that it offers better accessibility to existing and
new urban areas. Five new stops have been envisaged.