Several hundred people showed up Saturday afternoon to fight plans to extend the city rail track to the Bryggen are.
Governing Mayor Harald Schjelderup and development commissioner Anna Elisa Tryti went up on stage to boos and angry shouts from the audience to defend the decision, the local newspaper Bergens Tidende writes. In the election campaign was Labor made it clear that it wanted a tunnel, but during the negotiations after the election the Chrisrian Democrats and Left got their proposals for extending the city rail track to the Bryggen area accepted. .
The gathering Saturday was organized by a number of organizations who made appeals. A large banner displayed a set of carriages in the height planned in the upcoming route , 42 meters long and 3.5 meters high. Many fear that the City rail will the views at the city’s premier tourist attraction and cultural heritage.
Archaeologist and CEO of the National Heritage association, Gøril Nordtvedt, handed over 5,400 signatures over to the mayor, while the audience was cheering.
– I will chain myself to this,and I am an old lady, 68 years old Irene Hurlen said to the newspaper.
– Extending the city rail to all the districts of Bergen is a crucial prerequisite for a sustainable urban development, said councils Tryti
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today