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Laser attacks: Basel Tram no longer runs in the evening to France

The tram line 3 will remain the problem child of the Basler Verkehrsbetriebe (BVB). Since the launch in December 2017, there are problems with the tram line to France. So there have been acts of vandalism on the Trams. A stone's throw to a moving Tram, the BVB have used since the fall of the security personnel accompanied the Trams by the hour.

Now, it has only exacerbated the Situation but it seems. In the past few days, there have been several attacks using laser pointers on the driving staff. A Tram chauffeurs of the line was injured. She was still in medical treatment.

for security reasons, the BVB have decided not to operate the route between castle felderhof and Gare de Saint-Louis from now on and until Further notice, between 20 PM and closing time. The Trams to turn in the future, at the castle felderhof. This scheme applies "until Further notice".

The decision is also based on the mood of the driver. "20 minutes" reported a few days ago that some drivers refuse to go to Saint-Louis, because they are afraid of attacks.

No replacement buses

replacement buses. "We expect by the competent French authorities now, at last, grippy and sustainable measures, to ensure safe operation of this portion is possible", says Bruno standing renberger, Director of traffic of the BVB.

the impact on the timetable of the affected tram line on Swiss soil does not have the measure. The hourly monitoring of tram line 3 through the security personnel remains also, until Further notice. The BVB recommends that passengers with destination Gare de Saint-Louis, to use alternatively take bus 604 from Distribus from the jetty.

On line 3, the BVB struggling with different Worries. Among other things, the number of black riders is the section on the French part of the line is twice as high as in the Swiss railway. Four percent of all controlled passengers without a valid Ticket. On the sections in Switzerland the so-called black-and-driver rate is around two percent, on the part of the track in the Basel area, which is maintained by the transport company baselland Transport (BLT), is the rate at just 1.8 percent.

"little present"

For SVP-President Eduard Rutschmann, it is the highest railway in the BVB set the operating. "For the security on French soil, the French are responsible. Because the French are too little presence and too little for the safety of the Tram company, it is not the only correct solution is to drive in the evening to Saint-Louis."

the Parliament slip man himself has been in the case of a service journey in the field of border guard of a Laiserangriff in the eye hurt. "This is very uncomfortable and today I have aftermath yet."



Created: 02.05.2019, 15:43 PM

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