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Interestingly, the only districts with majorities against Stuttgart 21 were in the west of the state – sign of distance, or sign that the merger of Baden and Württenberg into one state half a century ago is still only on the surface?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Nov 28th, 2011 at 05:01:13 AM EST
This is party politics. These cities are about as green as it gets.
by oliver on Mon Nov 28th, 2011 at 07:46:51 AM EST
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I don't see that as clearly. The Greens were strong in every major city, not just those in Baden (in fact among the strongest in Stuttgart), but even their best numbers were far from majority.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Nov 28th, 2011 at 10:35:52 AM EST
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Because the western part (Baden) suffers from a similar project (the iron rhine), the freight line from Rotterdam to Switzerland.

That project is said to be underfunded and overdue.

One year to go !

by pi (etrib@opsec.eu) on Mon Nov 28th, 2011 at 09:24:45 AM EST
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You mean the Rheintalbahn, that is the Karlsruhe-Basel line mentioned in the article. The Iron Rhine is a railway from Antwerp to the Ruhr area. I'm not sure if there is a connection: Mannheim and Karlsruhe voted against Stuttgart 21, although Mannheim is not affected and only a shorter section of the four-tracking is unfinished near Karlsruhe (the main missing part is Offenbach to the Katzenberg tunnel).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Nov 28th, 2011 at 10:21:04 AM EST
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They know if S21 is built they can forget about a new line from Frankfurt to Mannheim for the foreseeable future. Project start has already been pushed to after 2015, among other important projects. See Spiegel Online or Süddeutsche.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Mon Nov 28th, 2011 at 05:22:59 PM EST
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