Many people in Volkmarode were caught cold by the route plans of the city administration. Because opposition to a rail line seemed successful in 2013. A citizens' initiative had formed against the construction of the line. A little later it was said: Trams are not worth it there. And now this: streetcar is well worth it. In Volkmarode, the construction of the track is even to begin.
This more than irritated many citizens. Finally, only recently there was a study based on the model of standardized assessment. It determines whether federal or state grants are to be expected. Important allowances. Because they drop construction costs by at least 50 percent and make a streetcar line affordable for a community in the first place.
Because the federal government and the state ame: If a route does not pay off economically, and the municipality still wants to build it – then the municipality should build quietly – but without subsidies.