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DESCRIPTION
Orleans tram opened in 1877 (initial horse tram); it was electrified in 1899. The original tram network was closed in 1938.
The first modern tram line (Tram A/Line 1) opened on November 2000; its north-south route serves the low density southern suburbs (developed during years '60s), La Source tertiary district, the exhibition center, the university, the hospital and the city centre. The track runs mostly in reserved lanes, with limited sections on road traffic.
The second line (Tram B/Line 2) opened on June 2012. Its east-west route connects the city centre with relevant residential areas such as Saint-Jean-de-Braye (east of Orleans), Saint Jean de la Ruelle (west of Orleans) and la Chapelle Saint Mesmin (west of Orleans).
Tram A/Line 1 and Tram B/Line 2 interchange at De Gaulle stop (city centre).
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1877initial horse tram opening--
1899electrification completed--
1938tram network closure--
20-11-2000Jules Verne-Hopital de la SourceLine 1
02-06-2012Georges Pompidou-Clos du HameauLine 2
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
Tram A:18
Tram B:11.3
Single line stops
Tram A:25
Tram B:25
Single line avg. distance (km)
Tram A:0.75
Tram B:0.50
Total track length (km)
29.3
Total network stops
49
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.6
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
750 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
ALSTOM
Model
Tram A:Citadis 301
Tram B:Citadis 302
Operator
KEOLIS ORLEANS VAL DE LOIRE
Note
APS/Alimentation Par Sol system on part of the track
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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