The northern Italian city of Reggio Emilia, home of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Lambrusco wine, has submitted a plan for a tramway to Italy’s transport ministry. If approved, the project will be completed by 2026.
The line, to be called the T1, will be 14.5km long and will connect residential areas in the south with the centre of the city and the industrial zones in the north. It will have 30 stops and 16 trains, each with a capacity of 200 passengers, reports TheMayor.eu.Â
The estimated cost of the project, including rolling stock, is €282m.
Luca Vecchi, the mayor of Reggio Emilia, commented: "What we are presenting today is a large-scale, ambitious and daring project for the functioning and sustainable future of our city."
Assuming the plans are approved, tenders are expected to be published next year.
Image: Reggio Emilia, home of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Lambrusco wine, has a population of around 170,000 (Paolo Picciati/CC BY-SA 3.0)Â