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DESCRIPTION
Lille first driverless metro line (Line 1) opened in 1983, linking 4 Cantons and Republique. One year later (02-05-1984) the entire Line 1 was in service from C.H.R.B/Calmette to 4 Cantons.
The second driverless line (Line 2) started its service on April 1989, running from St.Philibert to Gare Lille Flandres; new addictions were completed in 1994 (from Gare Lille Flandres to Gare Lille Europe TGV railway station) and 1995 (Gare Lille Europe-Fort de Mons). Other two addictions opened in 1999 (Fort de Mons-Tourcoing Centre) and 2000 (Tourcoing Centre-C.H. Dron).
Lille metro network is articulated in two radial lines with a consistent developement in Lille suburban area. The 2 lines join each other in the city centre at Gare Lille Flandres and Porte de Postes, creating two central sections. One is eminently radial (Line 1: Porte des Postes-Gambetta-Gare Lille Flandres), the other (Line 2: Porte des Postes-Porte de Valenciennes-Gare Lille Flandres) links many of the old city gates (Porte de Postes, Porte d'Arrais, Porte de Ouai, Porte de Valenciennes). Metro system assures remarkable interchanges with the railway system (Gare Lille Flandres, Gare Lille Europe TGV railway station and other regional railway stations); important "park and ride" facilities are located along the track (e.g. Calmette, 4 Cantons and St. Philibert).
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
25-04-19834 Cantons-RepubliqueLine 1
02-05-1984Republique-C.H.R. B CalmetteLine 1
03-04-1989Saint Philibert-Gare Lille FlandresLine 2
05-05-1994Gare Lille Flandres-Gare Lille EuropeLine 2
1995Gare Lille Europe-Fort de MonsLine 2
18-08-1999Fort de Mons-Tourcoing CentreLine 2
27-10-2000Tourcoing Centre-CH DronLine 2
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
L1:13.5
L2:31.7
Single line stops
L1:18
L2:44
Single line avg. distance (km)
L1:0.8
L2:0.7
Total track length (km)
45.2
Total network stops
60
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.75
Type
rubber tyres
Current/Voltage
750 V DC from third rail
Guide/gauge
standard gauge (1435 mm) steel tracks with lateral guide bars
Vehicles builder
SIEMENS
Model
VAL 206,VAL 208
Operator
TRANSPOLE
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