Tri-nation streetcar opens in Europe

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BASEL, Switzerland – A recently expanded streetcar system in Switzerland now has the distinction of being the world’s first tri-nation city transit system, City Lab reports.

Basel a city of about 168,000 located in northern Switzerland snug between Germany and France. While the core system has been around since the 1890s, it has expanded in recent years. About three years ago, service was expanded into Weil am Rhein, Germany, just across the River Rhine. Earlier this month, the network expanded again when the streetcar system opened a new route into the suburbs that goes through France.

Some new stations were opened as well so that Basel’s streetcar system could truly claim international service.
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