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DESCRIPTION
Besancon had an electric tram network from 1894 to 1952, closed due to the World War II damages and the post-war transit policies. In 2008-2010, a new tram line was planned after years of strong debates; the track was selected among many possible alternatives and the classic tram technology was preferred to high efficiency modern buses. The new tram route opened in 2014; it runs from Hauts-du-Chazal to Chalezeule, with an intermediate short branch to Gare Viotte (1 tramcar every 2 diverges to Gare Viotte); the track serves the universitary hospital (CHU Minjoz), Planoise, Micropolis parking/interchange facility, Grette-Brulard area, the city centre, Gare Viotte, place Flore and quartier des Chaprais, Les Vaites, Palente/Orchamps area and its interchange pole, ZAC Marnieres and Chalezeule. The line is mostly in reserved lanes (with the exception of Canot-Revolution and Parc Micaud-Brulefoin sections, both in road traffic), with a short single way segment (Croix de la palente-Lilas).
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1894original electric tram network opening--
1952original tram network closure--
30-08-2014Hautz du Chazal-Chalezeule/Gare Viotte--
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
T1:13.4
T2:9.6
Single line stops
T1:29
T2:20
Single line avg. distance (km)
T1:0.5
T2:0.5
Total track length (km)
14.5
Total network stops
31
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.5
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
750 V DC overhead
Guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
CAF
Model
Urbos 3
Operator
BESANCON MOBILITES (TRANSDEV)
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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lrt-tram - besançon; By Efra39 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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