Controversial project: No Plan B for city rail

In Wiesbaden, the preparation of the campaigns for and against the re-introduction of the tram. Meanwhile, the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis to watch sees himself conde

Controversial project: No Plan B for city rail

In Wiesbaden, the preparation of the campaigns for and against the re-introduction of the tram. Meanwhile, the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis to watch sees himself condemned. "Our hands are tied," commented district administrator Frank Kilian (independent) the decision of the Wiesbaden city Council, on 1. November a referendum on the city train stop. A decision that had been discussed in one of the first meetings of the County Committee after the outbreak of the pandemic, according to Kilian "passionate".

Oliver Bock

correspondent of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung for the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis and Wiesbaden.

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to recognize The district itself is as "extraordinary" proponents of citizen participation. For projects that go far beyond the city's borders, he holds a referendum for "not suitable". Kilian and the district administration, however, remains nothing, as well as a possible Failure of the city railway in Wiesbaden in their Considerations. This is Kilian as the Wiesbaden-based Traffic Minister Andreas Kowol (Green): a narrative "Plan B" for the case of a negative vote of Wiesbadener citizens, there is not.

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realize be bound by the decision of Wiesbaden would be for a minimum of three years politically. "Because it makes only limited sense to plan," says Kilian. The district must now "be able to a quarter of a year of uncertainty" to endure. There should be a majority of the voters against the tram, the Quorum will not be met for the legal validity of the vote, but, then, the city hall cooperation feels seem to be able to realize the project yet.

Open for Kilian but also the question of whether the referendum where appropriate, "only" the city rail fails, or also from the point of view of the circuit highly desirable and urgent access to the Taunus to the state capital by Rail. Because the existing AAR-valley route could be to Dotzheim, or even to the Central station, reactivated: "but We can't plan on Wiesbaden's territory," limits the district administrator.

"The preparations for this"

it is Different, perhaps on the Northern section between Bad Schwalbach and Diez or Limburg. Rhineland-Palatinate is examining this project as before. A feasibility study on the reactivation of the AAR-valley railway line between Bad Schwalbach and Diez will worked, it is called the circle house.

until now, the politically-desired purchase of the AAR-valley distance in the circle area between the land border (Aarbergen) and circle border (Iron Hand) does not come about once again. According to Kilian, the railway Board has decided but in the meantime, at least, that the route may be sold to the County or the city of Wiesbaden. "The preparation," said Kilian recently the district Council.

Updated Date: 18 July 2020, 01:19

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