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5 Jan. 2009

Nantes after the prolongation of tramway line T3 to Marcel Paul.




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TRAM ROUTE

Operator: TAN

1 (François Mitterand [St. Herblain] - Tertre - Lauriers) / (Jamet) - Croix Bonneau - Gare Maritime - Commerce - Gare SNCF - Bd. de Doulon - Haluchère - Beaujoire
2 Orvault-Grand Val - Santos Dumont - Université - Saint Félix - Commerce - Mangin - Pirmil - Gare de Pont-Rousseau
3 Marcel Paul - Beauséjour - Rond-Point de Vannes - Commerce - Mangin - Pirmil - Trocardière - Neustrie

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway: 43.5 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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