CID on the project management contract, which will see a 29km-long, 50-stop
light rail line built from the Olympic stadium in the northeast of the city through
the city centre to the west and southwest of the city.
It is the first line in a planned 76km four-line network of
light rail routes. Construction of line 1 is due to start in the second half of
the year when utility diversion works are completed. It is due to open in December
Improving public transport in the city has been a pressing
issue for many years, and the approval of Line 1 last year is the first major
rail scheme to be fully developed Plans for an underground metro were developed
but were later abandoned on cost grounds some time ago.