POLAND: Tramwaje Warszawskie has started revenue operation on a 1·3 km extension of tram routes 2 and 17 from Nowodwory to Winnica in the north of the city.
The double-track line has been laid along a newly-built section of ul Światowida. Both the road and tram line have been built by Balzola at a cost of 75m złoty, under a contract signed in 2019.
A turning loop and scissors crossover for reversing double-ended trams have been provided at the Winnica terminus, which opened for traffic on September 4.
In the longer term, ZTM hopes to extend the line by a further 150 m, closer to the junction with ul Modlińska, where a new interchange is to be developed. This would incorporate a suburban bus station and park-and-ride facilities, as well as a larger turning loop.