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1932

Nantes at the height of its first tramway network.




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Nantes tram map 1932




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ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAP

PdR Place de la République PR Place Royale
PM Pont Morand PSP Place St.Pierre

TRAM ROUTE

Operator: Compagnie des tramways de Nantes

  1 Chantenay Gare - Gare Maritime - Commerce - Gare C.F.A. & P.O. - Dalby - Doulon
  4 Gare Etat - Place de la République - Commerce - Gare C.F.A. & P.O.
11 Pl. E.Zola - Pl. Mellinet - Pl. Royale - Pl. St.Pierre - Rond-Point de Paris - St. Joseph
12 Pl. E.Zola - Pl. Mellinet - Pl. Royale - Pl. St.Pierre - Rond-Point de Paris
21 Pl. J.Macé - Pl. Mellinet - Pl. Canclaux - Gare C.F.A. & P.O. - Dalby
26 Pl. Mellinet - Pl. Canclaux - Pont Morand - Michelet
31 Pont du Cens - Rond-Point de Rennes - Pont Morand - Commerce - Place de la République - Pont de Pirmil - Pont-Rousseau - 3 Moulins
41 Longchamp - Rond-Point de Vannes - Pont de Pirmil - Bonne Garde - Lion d'Or
43 Rond-Point de Vannes - Pont de Pirmil - Bonne Garde - Sèvres
51 Monselet - Commerce - Pont Morand - Rond-Point de Rennes - La Morrhonnière
52 Monselet - Commerce - Pont Morand - Michelet - La Morrhonnière

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway: ? km.


HISTORY

  • Urban tramway (First generation): (compressed air): 13 Dec. 1879 - 1917; (electric): 1911 - 25 Jan. 1958.
  • Urban tramway (Second generation): 7 Jan. 1985 - today.

GAUGE

  • Tramway (first generation): 1435 mm.
  • Tramway (second generation): 1435 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Fox, P. "French pioneer: Nantes opens northern section of Line 2", Light Rail Review 6, 1994, p.37-40.
  • Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.114: Nantes, France", Tramways & Urban Transit, Apr. 2017 (80: 952), p.144-148.
  • Simons, V. "Nantes latest tram train: Nantes moves on", Tramways & Urban Transit, June 2014 (77: 918), p.240-241.

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