October 28, 2014

Potsdam to upgrade tram network

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Potsdam is planning to lengthen eight of its Combino LRVs to increase capacity. Potsdam is planning to lengthen eight of its Combino LRVs to increase capacity. Kurt Rasmussen

The municipal government in Potsdam and Potsdam Transport (ViP) have unveiled a €50m plan to upgrade the German city's 29km tram network.

The proposals include an extension to the new Hasso-Platner Institute campus at Jungfernsee (€7.5m), upgrading of track on Heinrich Mann Allee in the city centre (€15m), and modification of the crossing at Leipziger Dreieck (€14m).

ViP will also invest €25m in the lengthening of eight of its fleet of 17 Siemens Combino low-floor LRVs from 30m to 40m, adding 52 additional seats to each vehicle.

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