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GB Hurst Green - Uckfield electrification (GoVia franchise 'commitment' but rejected) home.clara.net/wealdenline/spages/wrongproj.html
GB (Hastings -) Ore - Ashford electrification (GoVia franchise 'commitment') Rail 08-Aug-2001
GB Leeds light rail: city-centre - Stourton / Tingley: 12km first line TUT 29-Nov-2005
GB Bristol light rail: first line www.railway-technology.com/projects/bristol
GB Portsmouth - Gosport - Fareham light rail RGI Feb-2007
GB Birmingham Moor Street: reopening of terminal platforms: Platforms and tracks built, but remmain unconnected BLN 956.500, private commn.
GB Edinburgh Airport Rail Link en.wikipedia, www.earlproject.com
FR Toulon trams: La Seyne-sur-Mer - La Garde (17km) fr.wikipedia
FR Marseille métro: La Rose - Château-Gombert R.0298
FR Denain-Mines - Fosse d'Arenberg (CF d'Anzin; tourist trains) R.1717
FR (Breuilpont - Cocherel -) Chambray - Autheuil (- La-Croix-St.Leufroy) (tourist trains) R.2195
FR Montpellier trams: Odysseum - Centre Commercial Mise: line 1 (500m) TUT Mar-2001
FR Orléans trams: (La Chapelle-St.Mesmin -) St Jean de Braye - Chécy-Mardié (partly over SNCF Châteauneuf line) TUT Apr-2001, www.ville-orleans.fr
FR Nantes trams: Pirmil - Lion d'Or: line 3 (2.3km) TUT Jan-2001, fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ligne_de_la_Semitan_4
FR Mézy - Condé-en-Brie - Artonges - Montmirail (Tourisme Ferroviaire de la Brie Champenoise à l'Omois) R.1190; tfbco.free.fr
FR Paris RER: line E (EOLE): Haussmann-St.Lazare - Pont Cardinet (dropped in favour of Haussmann-St.Lazare - Porte Maillot - La D´fense) RGI 17-Mar-2009
FR Tanis - Mont St.Michel: new 8km branch line (Basse Normandie) TR Jul-2000; fr.wikipedia
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(Bruxelles - Mons -) Quévy SNCB - Feignies SNCF - Hautmont - Aulnoye-Aymeries reopening: Line never closed! Probably R.4032 referred to local services (actually started 12-Dec-2005) R.4032; private commn., TR Dec-2005, TR Jan-2006
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Dinant - Hastière - Heer-Agimont SNCB - Givet SNCF (- Charleville-Mézières); no project defined R.1130, 3976; private commn.
NL (Gouda -) Alphen aan den Rijn - Leiden Lammenschans - Leiden city - A44 transferium (light-rail Rijn-Gouwe Lijn) R.3979; en.wikipedia
NL Leiden - Katwijk - Noordwijk (light-rail Rijn-Gouwe Lijn extension) R.2912, 3979; en.wikipedia
NL Haarlem-West/Overveen new station nl.wikipedia
NL Rotterdam trams: Schiedam - Vlaardingenlijn. Phase 2: Schiedam Spaland extension (Schiedam Spaland railway station shelved as well) nl.wikipedia
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St.Gingolph CFF - Évian-les-Bains SNCF (freight and tourist trains): abandoned Aug-2004; to revive again? R.3189, 3790; www.lelac.com/rbe/fin.htm; TR May-2006
IT (Messina Centrale -) Patti avoiding line (- Castelbuono - Palermo Centrale): A misunderstanding, the Messina - Palermo doubling project envisages new alignment near Patti in 2005, but this will link into Patti station, not avoid it R.2024
IT Bologna metro: first line: In late 2004, a decision was taken in favour of a Metrotranvia TR May-2002, www.urbanrail.net
IT Sicilia: 3.3km rail/road bridge to island: Villa San Giovanni - Messina www.strettodimessina.it, RGI Dec-2006
IT Verona trams: first two lines (shelved early 2008) TUT Jan-2002
ES Mallorca: (Palma - Inca -) Manacor - Son Servera - Artà TR Nov-2013
ES Quintanilla de las Torres RENFE - cruce FEVE [=crossing] - Cillamayor - Barruelo de Santullán: reopening for tourist trains (13km). First public trial runs 16+17-Jul-2005 between Barruelo and cruce FEVE R.3466
ES Zumaia - Lasao (- Azpeitia): Euskotren TR Jan-2001
PT Ermidas-Sado - Sines: (electrification completed 29-Sep-2002; passenger reopening never projected) R.2570
PT (Lisboa -) Caxarias - Leiria - Pombal: Replaced by new project TR Jan-2002; R.3433
PT Lisboa guideway: Oriente CP/metro station - LIS airport (2.8km 'people-mover'): Replaced by metro project TUT Jul-2001
PT Lisboa metro: new line "Metro das Colinas": Campo de Ourique - Santa Apolónia (8.5 km) www.transportesemrevista.com Sep-2005
PT Porto suburban: (Ermesinde -) Leça do Balio - Leixões reopening: Ermesinde - Leça do Balio closed TR Mar-2011
DE Calbe (Saale) West - Calbe (Saale) Stadt - Gnadau (Calbe (Saale) Ost avoiding curve) www.volksstimme.de/nachrichten/lokal/schoenebeck/1182840_Stadthaltepunkt-der-Bahn-ist-dringend-erforderlich.html
DE Maulbronn West - Maulbronn Stadt R.0311
DE Berlin trams: Müggelschlösschenweg extension TUT Jan-2001
DE Berlin trams: Wiebestrasse - Eckernförder Platz TUT Jan-2001
DE Rostock: S-Bahn branch to reopened Friedrich-Franz Bhf, ex-Güterbahnhof R.0756, 0778
DE Düren - Zülpich - Euskirchen (Nordrhein-Westfalen government has withdrawn support, tourist trains may continue to run) R.1460, 4061; www.igrurtalbahn.de
DE Frankfurt-am-Main Stadtbahn: U2 Bad Homburg Gonzenheim - Bad Homburg Bhf de.wikipedia
DE Lampertsmühle-Otterbach - Weilerbach (Rheinland-Pfalz ) www.achim-bartoschek.de/details/rp3_09.htm
DE Siegen-Weidenau - Netphen - Deuz (Nordrhein-Westfalen) R.0239; www.johannlandbahn.de
DE Düsseldorf-Rath - Ratingen West - Lintorf - Duisburg-Entenfang (Nordrhein-Westfalen) zughalt.de/reaktivierung-der-ratinger-weststrecke-sehr-unwahrscheinlich/
AT Enzersdorf bei Staatz - Poysdorf R.0335
AT (Wien -) Oberwart - Grosspetersdorf - Rechnitz ÖBB - Szombathely MÁV R.2612; de.wikipedia
AT Deutschkreutz - Neckenmarkt-Horitschon electrification TR Sep-2013
HU Budapest: branch to Budapest Ferihegy (BUD) airport TR Nov-2003
RU Moskva monorail: (Timiryazevskaya -) VDNKh - Botanicheskiy Sad R.3411, 4121; RGI Jan-2005, www.lightrailnow.org newslog 06-Mar-2005
ID Jakarta monorail (2 lines) R.3868; en.wikipedia
AU Adelaide Keswick - Tailem Bend (MurrayLander tourist train). Tourist train never materialised, but line already exists: Adelaide - Tailem Bend - Ararat - Melbourne
AU Melbourne - Dandenong - Leongatha R.3343; wikipedia
CA Ottawa light rail extensions: Rideau Centre - Bayview; Greenboro - Woodroffe en.wikipedia
CA Whitehorse, YT heritage tramway: one-stop extension R.1325
CA (Montréal Lucien-l'Allier -) St. Martin - Mascouche, QC; withdrawn in favour of Train de l'Est: (Gare Centrale -) Mont-Royal - Sauvé - Charlemagne - Terrebonne - Mascouche www.education.mcgill.ca/profs/cartwright/rawdon/rawdonten.htm, www.amt.qc.ca
US Wilmington, DE heritage trams (=trolleys): Rodney Square - Amtrak station - Market Street (3km). TUT Jan-2001; www.railwaypreservation.com/vintagetrolley/wilmington.htm
US (Chicago, IL -) Milwaukee, WI - Fond du Lac, WI R.1290
US (New York, NY -) Meridian, MS - Vicksburg, MS - Shreveport, LA - Dallas, TX R.1291
US Jacksonville - West Palm Beach, FL: Amtrak rerouting RGI Jun-2001
US (Niles, CA - Brightside -) Sunol - Pleasanton, CA: tourist trains R.2004; www.ncry.org
US Norfolk, VA: Old Dominion University short maglev line (1km): Project scaled down from "transporting passengers over 1km" to "demonstration system over 300m", then to 200 feet "at some reduced speed" by Sep-2005. In Sep-2005, with funds nearly exhausted, scaled down once more to a research project, with a go/no-go decision planned by Dec-2005. TUT Dec-2001, www.odu.edu/af/maglev, home.hamptonroads.com 26-Sep-2005
US Colorado Springs, CO heritage trams R.1479
US Philadelphia, PA - Camden, NJ cableway R.2193; www.drpa.org
JM Spanish Town - Williamsfield reopening jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20120814/lead/lead9.html
JM Spanish Town - Gregory Park - Kingston Town reopening jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20120814/lead/lead9.html
TT First light rail line: Port of Spain - Curepe RGI 13-Nov-2010
RE Réunion: St Paul - St Denis - St Benoît, 70km TR Jul-2010