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A new modern tramway line opened in Zurich in 2006 in order to offer an efficient public transport system to the Glattal region (north of Zurich) inhabitants (150.000 residents, 120.000 employees); one of the targets is the reduction of roads congestion, cutting down the number of cars passing every day through the city center.
The track runs from Stettbach and Wallisellen (south-west) to Oerlikon, Glattbrugg and the airport (in the northern part of Zurich). Each one of the mentioned stops will be an interchange point with other transport systems (Swiss Federal Railway S-Bahn/SBB, ZVV existing bus and tram lines). The route is mostly ground level (with many sections in reserved lanes), with some viaduct segments to maintain the system segregated from road traffic.
The first section opened in 2006 (Oerlikon-Auzelg), followed 2 by a stretch to the Airport (in 2008) and by Auzelg-Bhf. Stettbach section (in 2010).
VBG (official site)

description uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011

map created on Jan 29th, 2011 (© 2005-2014 Ing. M. Tarozzi)

CHRONOLOGY
December 2006Oerlikon-Glattpark-Auzelg
December 2008Glattpark-Airport
12-12-2010Auzelg-Stettbach

CountrySwitzerland
LineGlattalbahn
InhabitantsCity 342.000, District 1.005.000
Date opening2006 Future development:--
Length (km)12.7
Track sectionsmostly ground level in reserved lanes, with viaduct sections
Stops25, average distance m 530
Platforms--
Platform doors--
General characteristics--
n. of vehicles--
n. of cars per vehicle5
Typesteel wheels bi-directional
Vehicle dimensions (m)length 36.0, width 2.40
Vehicle capacity (pax)238 (90 seated)
Frequency 3'-4'/
Current/Voltage--
Type of guide/gauge--
Speed Km/hMax 70
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)--
System capacity--
Ridership3.000-5.000 pphpd
Total cost52 M Sfr/km (road adjustments included)
Staff--
System builderSCHINDLER
ModelCobra
NOTE--
technical data uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011