Construction of a cross-border tramway extension between the Swiss city of Geneva, Switzerland, and Annemasse in France was officially started on 20 February. A ceremony was held on the border at Moëllesulaz to mark the occasion.
The 3.3km (two-mile) extension will restore a link that has been out of service since 1958, and will be constructed in two phases. The first will cover four stations between Moëllesulaz and Parc Montessuit (planned to open in November 2019), with the second phase continuing to Lycée des Glières (scheduled for 2022).
Services will run every eight minutes during peak times, with a predicted 25-minute journey between the centres of Annemasse and Geneva.
The first phase is planned to cost EUR57m, with 40% of the funds being provided by the Swiss Government and the remainder financed through various French sources. The second phase is estimated to cost EUR28.6m.