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Old December 13th, 2013, 06:05 PM   #181
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Valenciennes inaugurates second tram line

13 Dec 2013

FRANCE: The second tram line in Valenciennes opened on December 13. The 15·5 km line with 22 stops links Valenciennes with Vieux Condé and will commence passenger service on February 24.

Nine Alstom Citadis trams, ordered in 2010, will augment the existing fleet of 21 trams. Each 33 m long tram has a capacity of 295 passengers and is 100% low-floor. The vehicles were manufactured in Alstom’s La Rochelle plant, with motors supplied from Ornans and bogies from Le Creusot.
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Old December 18th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #182
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The funicular of Tignes is a very bright and elegant people mover for the French Alps .The design of its frame is very modern and modular in the sense that the overall platform is covered by aluminum arches that integrate modular fiberglass paneling finishing the exterior and in the interior. The constructive method allowed the prefabrication of all elements and fast assembly without having to consider any finishing touches. Designers are famous Belgium architects Johan and Philippe Neerman.


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Old December 18th, 2013, 09:28 PM   #183
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Some more pictures of Tignes


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Old February 17th, 2014, 04:51 PM   #184
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Nantes - Châteaubriant tram-train launches this month
17 Feb 2014

Nantes tram-trains (foreground) will not share tracks with the city's urban tram network (rear)


Tramway signalling has been installed


Near Haluchère-Batignolles station the Semitan line crosses the tram-train route on a flat crossing

All photos: Jean-Paul Masse

FRANCE: Tram-train services on a 64 km route linking Nantes and Châteaubriant are to be launched by SNCF on February 28.

The tram-train service will use part of a former Nantes - Rennes railway route which originally opened in 1877. The Nantes - Châteaubriant section closed to passenger traffic in 1980 and to freight in 2008. This section has now been completely modernised in preparation for the tram-train services, with the track replaced and the 11 stations gaining new platforms, shelters, ticket machines and car parking.

Tramway signalling has been fitted, except at Nantes station, and automatic half-barriers have been installed at 30 level crossings, with 11 crossings closed.

The modernised line is designed to be suitable for use by conventional SNCF trains, including works trains, but no freight operations are planned. In contrast to the shared running on the Mulhouse tram-train service, the Nantes tram-trains will not use the city's urban tram network, which is operated independently by Semitan.

Two dedicated platforms electrified at 25 kV AC have been built at Nantes station. After leaving the station, tram-trains will run through the suburbs on a 15 km double-track alignment with 750 V DC tramway electrification. This parallels a Semitan tram line, and shares five level crossings which follow tramway practice in having warning lights but no barriers. Near Haluchère-Batignolles station the Semitan line crosses the tram-train route on a flat crossing.

From Babinière the line will operate as a railway, with 25 kV 50 Hz electrification and a maximum speed of 100 km/h. At the terminus a buffer stop separates tram-trains from the 62 km Châteaubriant - Rennes section of the former through route. This lies within Bretagne and has been unaffected by the project, with SNCF X2100 diesel multiple-units operating seven return trips a day.

Alstom has supplied 24 Citadis Dualis vehicles for the tram-train route, equipped with a toilet and more comfortable seats than conventional trams as the end-to-end journey takes 1 h 07 min. There will be seven return trips a day over the full length of the route, with higher frequencies between Sucé-sur-Erdre and Nantes where there will be services every half hour in the peaks and hourly at other times. Haluchère-Batignolles will be served by 46 tram-trains a day. Ridership is predicted at 11 200 passengers/day

Project funding, €m
  • Pays de Loire region - 62,5 (31,5%)
  • Loire Atlantique department - 54,0 (27,3%)
  • National government - 35,3 (17,8%)
  • EU sources - 21,0 (10,6%)
  • Nantes - 20,3 (10,3%)
  • SNCF - 5,2 (2,53%)
Total cost - 198,3
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 09:40 PM   #185
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New updated map of Valenciennes tram from urbanrail.net:

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Old March 19th, 2014, 05:41 PM   #186
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Testing to begin on electrified Grenoble Line E tramway
19 MAR, 2014


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Testing is set to begin on Grenoble’s new Line E tramway after a southern portion of the line was electrified earlier this month.

The €290 million line, which is due to go into operation in June next year, will become Grenoble’s fifth tram line, connecting the north and west of the city between Fontanil and Cornillon.

Alstom has supplied and installed seven substations along the route and will continue installing electrification equipment until September.
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Old March 19th, 2014, 07:34 PM   #187
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So many French vehicles look like something out of Star Trek. The French are in love with futuristic designs I must say.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 05:21 PM   #188
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New Grenoble Line E between Louise Michel and Saint Martin le Vinoux stops was opened today. Map from urbanrail.net:

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Old June 30th, 2014, 12:43 PM   #189
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This map also shows the future extension of the ligne B (09/01/2014).
And for your information the new stops will be called: "CEA-Cambridge" and "Presqu'île"...
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Old July 1st, 2014, 11:52 AM   #190
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Pictures of the new line E in Grenoble and a video...
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Old July 20th, 2014, 03:12 AM   #191
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BORDEAUX | Tramway.

I´ve "caught" this picture lost in another thread, and I just couldn´t resist it.

A tramway at Place de la Bourse, in Bordeaux.

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It´s line C, the one that runs between the Sncf main station (Bordeaux-Saint Jean) and the Esplanade des Quinconces.
On the picture it doesn´t seem so, but that is actually a tram stop (Place de la Bourse).
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Old August 23rd, 2014, 08:05 AM   #192
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Mulhouse | Stop announcements

On the tramway of Mulhouse, there is a musical theme for each stop mixed with the voice announcement, rather than just a spoken accouncement. They've had it for some time, and I was hoping to see the idea copied elsewhere, but to my knowledge it remains unique to Mulhouse.

See this page.
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In fact, no. Strasbourg (the other part of Alsace) has musical theme for each station too since 1994.

You can found some herel.
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I didn't realise that Strasbourg has them too. I believe that such themes may be helpful to audio-visual thinkers as they provide a clearer (sensory) distinction between the announcements for each stop.
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Second Le Mans light rail line to open
29 AUG, 2014

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Le Mans’ mayor is set to open the city’s second tram line this weekend.

Line 2 will increase the length of Le Mans’ light rail network to 19 kilometres and boost its fleet from 26 to 34 Citadis trams.

The city ordered the eight new units in 2012. To coincide with the introduction of the new trams, SETRAM1 has completed an overhaul of the existing fleet. The upgrade focussed particularly on improving accessibility for disabled passengers
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Besançon tramway will be inaugurated tomorrow.









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