Yekaterinburg Adopts Plan for Tram Line in Akademicheskiy

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, August 2, 2019. Mayor of Yekaterinburg Alexander Vysokinsky signed all the layout projects for a new tram line (from Akademik Sakharov Ave to Tatishchev St) yesterday, July 31, 2019, the town council’s Information Policy Department reports.

The new tram line will go along Wilhelm de Gennin St, Serafima Deryabina St, and Tokarey St. A tram is expected to come every six minutes, with the overall passenger traffic of 2,000 people every hour.

The part of the tram line from Akademik Sakharov Ave to Tatishchev St will be located in the southwest of Yekaterinburg, in Districts Verkh-Isetsky and Lewinsky; the total tram line area will come to 104.21 hectares/6.7 km worth of tramway lines (the first section of the line from District Akademicheskiy to Volgogradskaya St will be 4 km long). 11 tram stops and zebra crossings with traffic lights will get built as well.

According to Yekaterinburg Duma Deputy Nikolai Smirnyagin, a tram line connecting District Akademicheskiy to the rest of the city will prove a great gift in time for Yekaterinburg’s upcoming 300th anniversary celebrations.


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