Kassel’s tram-train system has been operating since 2007 and the aim of Sintropher’s work was threefold: to establish what effect the RegioTram network has had on regional development, the economy and local communities in its catchment area; the feasibility of future extensions; and marketing to capitalise on the RegioTram and extend it.
Key areas for investigation were:
- The relationship between the Kassel region and major north-west European cities
- The effects of the RegioTram on regional development, including how it is perceived by industry and the real estate market, to enhance the region’s economic vitality
- A possible tram extension to Kassel-Calden airport
- A possible tram extension to key employment centres