Together with the local community, the Limmattalbahn AG celebrated the inauguration of the 1st section at the opening ceremony in Schlieren on 31 August. On August 30, the official opening ceremony with authorities and invited guests had already taken place, humorously presented by the Limmattal comedian duo Lapsus. On September 2, the next milestone was reached with the construction start of the 2nd section.
During the opening ceremony, the new route of the 1st section of the Limmattalbahn from Farbhof Altstetten to Schlieren Geissweid could be used for the first time with the VBZ tram 2. In addition, nostalgic rides in historic trams such as the Lisebethli took place. Another attraction was the urban minigolf course on the town square in Schlieren with the seven minigolf courses, which symbolized the seven Limmattalbahn stops of the 1st section from Farbhof to Geissweid. The construction work for the 2nd stage started simultaneously in Schlieren, Urdorf, Dietikon, Spreitenbach, Killwangen and Zurich from Farbhof to Altstetten station on 2 September.
C-Matrix has been supporting the Limmattalbahn AG since 2016 as an external communications unit for the entire construction phase of the first and second stage until completion in 2022 and was significantly involved in the organization of the opening ceremony of the first stage as well as the preparation for the start of the second stage.