The CityCargo consortium has begun feasibility trials for a cargo tram system in the Dutch capital using an old Municipal Transportation Company (GVB) tram. Potentially offering major advantages over heavy goods vehicles in terms of reduced pollution, reliability and punctuality, cargo trams will run between passenger trams on an experimental basis. If the pilot project is successful, the consortium will then start operating on a commercial basis. CityCargo, made up of engineering firm Grontmij, transportation company Veolia and consultants Boer & Croon, has been awarded a ten-year concession for the project.
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