According to the motion, which was adopted by a 71% majority, a conceptual plan for the project will be completed by mid-2020. This will examine possible route options and extensions, construction timeline and impacts, traffic forecasts, and economic and social benefits.

The decision comes three years after the city abandoned the €380m StadtRegionalBahn Kiel tram-train project.

The final section of Kiel’s original 1100mm-gauge tram network closed in 1985.

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