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Old December 6th, 2008, 11:23 PM   #41
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Platforms are enouth big, every platforms of the lines A B and D were made for 4 cars train.
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Marseille light rail.
The system is 11.8 km long, it has 27 stations and two lines.







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Old December 7th, 2008, 12:18 AM   #42
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Hmm...I'm using those almost every day and I haven't noticed...
If they put 4 cars per train, then they'd have to change the door "marks" on the floor
Btw, the public transport in Lyon's agglomeration, including tramways and metros is free today because of "Fête des lumières". Validators doors on all metro stations are wide open, agents control people flow in order to prevent accidents. The first car of line A between Vaux-en-Velin and Charpennes is not used - there are barriers at the stations.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 07:38 PM   #43
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Pictures of Strabourg LRT, one of most famous in France.
Strasbourg is view as the most pedestrian friendly city in France, this is easy to understand when we say that Strasbourg is the most german looking city of France.



Opened in 1994, this system is 39 km long and has 5 lines.

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Old December 9th, 2008, 01:44 AM   #44
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I very much like the layout of the tram network in Strasbourg. It looks like there are plenty of opportunities to transfer between each line giving good connectivity.
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Old December 9th, 2008, 01:50 AM   #45
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I forgot where I found this picture, but I think lyon has the coolest looking light rail. When I visited, I never saw the silver ones though.

I liked how in Marseille they had 4-car trains. Lyon only has 2 or 3-cars.

Is Marseille a lot poorer than France? When I visited, every time I'd exit the subway station, there'd be a group of people begging for my subway ticket (nothing has happened like that to me in Paris or Lyon...)
The silver one looks like a prop for a Bond movie : )
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Old December 9th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #46
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Old December 9th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #47
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Thanks for the Strasbourg pics, Minato. There are some very good ones at trams-in-france.net too!

I'm especially interested in Strasbourg's system as it is the major influence for the new lightrail system in Malmö (together with Mulhouse, Lyon and Zürich).



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Which tram systems in France have underground sections with underground stations, apart from Strasbourg (one station)?
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Old December 9th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #48
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Strasbourg is the most german looking city of France
...thanks to its predominantly Germanic roots.
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Old December 9th, 2008, 11:22 PM   #49
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Which tram systems in France have underground sections with underground stations, apart from Strasbourg (one station)?
Tram in Rouen has 5 underground station, I think.
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...btw, which tram model is the newer one of these two?

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Old December 10th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #51
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If my observations are correct the first one is an Eurotram and the second one is a Citadis. You can tell the difference by looking at the general structure of the tram.

So, to answer your question, the second one is the newest.

@minato : the system is more than 39km, the 5 lines adds to a total lengh of 53km. However there is 39km of tracks. Not exactly the same thing.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 02:01 AM   #52
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Yup, I know which one is the Eurotram and which one is the Citadis, but I didn't know which one were the newest model in the fleet.

I definitely prefer the Eurotram. Has that exact model really been in operation since 1994? It looks absolutely fantastic in my opinion. Very timeless design.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 05:16 PM   #53
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The Eurotram is in operation since the begining. Its doors are in one part. It's more aesthetic but slow to open and close. It's why the Citadis doesn't have the same door's design.
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Old December 11th, 2008, 10:00 PM   #54
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I forgot where I found this picture, but I think lyon has the coolest looking light rail. When I visited, I never saw the silver ones though.
After the Silver one, what do you think of the Gold one?
( to celebrate the 1000th Alstom Citadis)


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Old December 12th, 2008, 02:10 AM   #55
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Which tram systems in France have underground sections with underground stations, apart from Strasbourg (one station)?
As thib8500 mentioned there are underground stations in Rouen, one in Marseille (Noailles), one in Lille (under the main rail station) and one in Paris (La Défense).
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Old December 12th, 2008, 02:23 AM   #56
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As for la Défense, is the station really underground or just under the "dalle" (fake concret ground rising way above the real ground) ?
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Old December 12th, 2008, 02:29 AM   #57
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Other pictures of Marseille metro.

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Is that the stretch running in the middle of a motorway?
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Old December 12th, 2008, 02:33 AM   #58
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As for la Défense, is the station really underground or just under the "dalle" (fake concret ground rising way above the real ground) ?
I don't know exactly any cases, but I think la Defense is a 'special' case just 'cause ther is a pedestrian platform which 'cover' all the district... I don't see in other places a good reason to do the same
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Old December 12th, 2008, 09:38 AM   #59
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There's a "pedestrian platform which cover the disctrict" here, too:

Lyon Perrache:

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As thib8500 mentioned there are underground stations in Rouen, one in Marseille (Noailles), one in Lille (under the main rail station) and one in Paris (La Défense).
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