November 02, 2015

Lodz opens tram Line 10 extension

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THE mayor of Lodz Mrs Hanna Zdanowska officially reopened the city's modernised and extended tram Line 10 in at ceremony at Piotrkowska Centrum public transport interchange on October 31.

Public services began the following day on the 4km eastern extension from Augustów to Olechów, which has eight stations.

In addition to the extension, the two-year Zlotys 500m ($US 129.5m) project included construction of a 2km tram tunnel in the city centre, track relaying, reconstruction of Piotrkowska Centrum station with a new overall roof, new passenger information systems, and resignalling with priority signalling for trams at road intersections.

A new fleet of Pesa Swing low-floor LRVs was due to be introduced in time for the opening, but delays in delivery mean the first vehicles will not enter service until December.

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