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Belgium's Société Régionale Wallonne du Transport announced on April 3rd that two teams have been shortlisted to design, build, finance and maintain a tram line in Liège:
On February 17th the building permit was granted, and the two shortlisted bidders are to submit final offers on September 15th.
Teams composed of Siemens and BESIX finally declined to submit an offer and Ansaldo Breda, Eraerts, Jan de Nul and Strukton did not meet the specified technical requirements in the previous stage of the tender process and was not qualified for the final round.
The 11 km north-south route would link the Standard Liège football stadium in Seraing to Bressoux via the city centre with 21 stops. It would be operated by a fleet of 19 trams, which would be stabled at a depot at Bressoux. Opening is expected in 2017.