Two Polish tram openings
POLAND: An extension of Toruń’s tram network to the Bielany residential district and Nicolaus Copernicus University opened on June 24. The 1·7 km extension was built by Budimex at a cost of 49·5m złoty, including five stops, a turning loop and upgrades to existing tracks.
It is the first extension of the 22 km metre-gauge network in the city for 28 years.
On June 29 Tramwaje Śląskie revived revenue services on Route 7 in Bytom, which had been closed in 2008 owing to the poor condition of the track. The reopened 2·7 km section from Bytom Łagiewniki Targowisko to Bytom Urząd Pracy has been rebuilt on a reserved alignment, with the elimination of two road crossings and single track sections.