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Work starts on Brussels light rail network

8 April 2004

BRUSSELS – Building work on Brussels’ new light rail network officially began on Thursday.

The new train service, known as the RER in French or GEN in Dutch, is set to begin operating in 2008 and should greatly relieve traffic congestion in the city.

Work began in Brussels European district on Thursday, where engineers modifying existing railway lines in preparation for digging a major new railway tunnel that should whisk trains out of the city centre and link up with the Brussels- Namur.

The total cost of the light rail new network is has been estimated at EUR 300 million.

The money will be spent partly on upgrading existing tracks and stations and partly on new facilities.

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Subject: Belgian news