Transport in Zagreb: West and East Could be Connected by “Semi Subway”

Lauren Simmonds

When you think of public transport in Zagreb, your mind likely doesn’t wander far from the blue trams snaking through the city. But what if something new were to appear to connect East and West Zagreb in a much better way than they’re currently connected transport-wise? An interesting idea has surfaced…

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 19th of December, 2019, the three hundred thousand kuna document will have to be produced by whichever company wins the tender.

The tram on Malešnica, pleasantly ridden all the way to Adžijina, then descending to -1 on an underground floor through Donji Grad (Lower Town) and after Zvonimirova, once again back up to the surface and slightly all the way to Dubec, states a report from Večernji list on the idea for this new type of public transport in Zagreb.

Yes, this sounds a bit like something out of a sci-fi movie, something one can barely imagine when packed onto a crowded tram like cattle and driven along at what often seems like a snail’s pace all through Zagreb’s hellish rush hour traffic jams.

This idea will be decided on by the Assembly in February, and it seems the timing is perfect. The City of Zagreb could have simply neglected the idea of this “semi subway” had no tender been announced for the development of the conceptual design of the extended Kranjčević street, which should make up exactly one part of the section of that potential future tram route.

As previously touched on, the three hundred thousand kuna document will have to be produced by the company that wins the tender and that will be the basis for obtaining a location permit for a future route.

The City of Zagreb now wants to obtain a location permit based on a project that will be worked on along a 700-metre-long stretch from Selska cesta to Fallerovo šetalište.

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