Graz (Austria) is to spend EUR117m on expanding the Grazer Linien tramway system over the next five years.
Three extensions are planned, starting with a EUR44m 1.8km (1.1-mile) route from Alte Poststrasse to Reiinghaus, for passenger service in 2021. In the city centre, EUR27m will be spent on the 1km (0.6-mile) link across the River Mur from Jakominiplatz to Annenstrasse via Neutorgasse and Belgiergasse to relieve the tramway on Herrengasse. This should be ready by 2023. In the western suburbs lines 3 and 6 will be extended by 1.1km (0.7 miles) from Asperngasse to Peter-Tunnergasse (EUR22.4m, to open in 2021).
Single-track sections of lines 1 and 5 will also be doubled.
The province of Styria is to contribute EUR43.8m, with the city providing EUR44.1m. It is expected that the balance will be provided by Federal government.