New Tram line opens linking Mestre and Marghera commercial area bordering Venice
After 10 years of work, a new tram link has eventually been created close to Venice. The line between Mestre and Marghera opened on Friday 12th September 2014. This provides a crucial link between the metropolitan area of Mestre and Marghera, where the industrial zones are being changed and a new commercial centre has been opened, as explained in this previous post:
TRAM AND COMMERCIAL/MEETING CENTER TO DEVELOP MARGHERA ON THE MAINLAND BY VENICE
It is hoped that by next spring the additional line linking these locations to Venice will be completed, as predicted in this article:
Tram, primo viaggio fino a Marghera E a primavera arriverà a Venezia
Slowly, we’re seeing some small steps to modernize Venice and the surrounding area, although these steps are insufficient to deal with the growth of tourism and the needs of the local population.