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DESCRIPTION
Marseille tram system opened in 1876; it was electrified in 1900. In years '30s the tram network achieved a remarkable extension, before being constantly reduced and substantially dismantled after the second world war, with the exception of Line 68 (Noailles-Alhambra). This trend has been reversed in 2004 when important works were launched in order to realize a modern LRT/tram network; Line 68 was definitely closed in December 2003, to be integrated in the future tram line T1.
The first phase of the new tram system opened on June 2007 (Euromediterranee Gantes-Les Caillols). It was extended from Eugene Pierre to La Blancarde on November 2007; on that date the tram track was organized in 2 lines: T1 (Noailles-Les Caillols) and T2 (Euromediterranee-Blancharde). T1 was implemented on September 2008 (Noailles-Eugene Pierre tunnel section); T2 was extended in 2010 (Euromediterranee Gantes-Euromediterranee Arenc Le Silo).
A third tram line (T3) opened on May 2015 running from Castellane to Euromediterranee Arenc Le Silo; it shares part of the track (Euromediterranee Arenc Le Silo-Belsunce Alcazar) with T2.
Metro and tram interchange at Castellane (tram: T3; metro: M1, M2), Joliette (tram: T2, T3; metro: M2), Reformes-Canebiere (tram: T2; metro: M1) and La Blancharde (tram: T1, T2; metro: M1).
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1876initial horse tram opening--
1900electrification completed--
2004original tram network closure--
30-06-2007new tram network opening: Euromediterranee Gantes-Les Caillols--
06-11-2007Eugene Pierre-La Blancarde; tram splitted in 2 lines: T1;T2--
28-09-2008Eugene Pierre-Noailles tunnel section--
27-03-2010Euromediterranee Gantes-Euromediterranee Arenc/Arenc Le Silo--
30-05-2015Canebiere Capucins stop; T3 Arenc Le Silo-Castellane--
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
T1:6.1
T2:5.8
T3:3.6
Single line stops
T1:14
T2:14
T3:11
Single line avg. distance (km)
T1:0.45
T2:0.45
T3:0.35
Total track length (km)
13
Total network stops
32
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.4
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
750 V DC overhead
Guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
BOMBARDIER
Model
Flexity Outlook
Operator
RTM
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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