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The Utrecht sneltram (literally Utrecht fast tram) are two light rail lines (line 60 and 61) in the Dutch city of Utrecht. The sneltram light rail system was constructed during the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the first sections – between Utrecht city centre and the suburb of Nieuwegein – opened to passengers on 17 December 1983. A second branch of the line (line 61), to IJsselstein, opened 14 December 1985.

Utrecht sneltram
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Utrecht tramcar in December 2013
LocaleUtrecht, Netherlands
Began operation17 December 1983

Formerly operated by Connexxion, the Utrecht light rail line has been operated by Qbuzz since December 2011.[1]

A portion of the line in the city centre was closed in 2013 due to construction at Utrecht Centraal station and is set to reopen within a few years. By 2019, a new branch east to Uithof is proposed to open.

On 18 March 2019, there was a shooting attack on a tram near the junction of 24 Oktoberplein.[2]

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  1. ^ "Qbuzz wins Utrecht sneltram concession". Railway Gazette International. 26 October 2010. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  2. ^ "Utrecht shooting: 'One dead' as man opens fire in tram". BBC News. 18 March 2019. Archived from the original on 18 March 2019. Retrieved 18 March 2019.

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