DESCRIPTION(last modified February 19, 2017 )
Le Havre first tram opened in 1874 (initially with horse traction) and its electrification took place in 1894; this system had a remarkable growt, joining in 1913 a total lenght of 40 km (with more than 20 millions pax/year), before being gradually reduced and finally dismantled in 1951.
A modern tram network opened on December 2012; it's articultaed in 2 lines (Line A, Line B), with a characteristic "Y" shape. Its track starts nearby the coast, passing through the city centre (where it also runs through an underground section located between Rond-point and Place Jenner), before branching off Mont-Gaillard (west) and Caucriauville/Clinique (north-east).
Line A runs from Grand Hameau (norh-west) to La Plage (south-west); Line B runs from Caucriauville Prè Fleuri (east) to La Plage, sharing with Line A Jenner-La Plage common section. Tram serves many important urban polarities such as university, Palais de Justice, railway station (Gare SNFC) and Hotel de Ville.
HISTORY(last modified February 19, 2017 )
|1874||initial horse tram||--|
|1913||original tram network max lenght: 40 km||--|
|1951||original tram network closure||--|
|12-12-2012||La Plage-Grand Hameau||Line A|
|12-12-2012||La Plage-Caucriauville Prè Fleuri||Line B|
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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750 V DC overhead
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
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