Bordeaux trams reach the airport
Posted on 7th May 2023 at 12:26
Passengers arriving at Bordeaux-Mérignac since 29 April have been able to jump on a line A tram and reach the city centre in 35 minutes (fare EUR 1.70) thanks to the opening of 5km of new tramway to Quatre Chemins to join up with the existing line A.
The new tram terminus is in front of Halle B and the single-track line has passing loops at the five stops, permitting a 10-minute service to be provided 05.00-24.00.
There will soon be a 120-space P+R site at Caroline Aigle, the last stop before the airport. 6500 passengers/day are expected on the new branch.
The project cost EUR 95M and takes the size of the Bordeaux tram network to 82km, all built since trams were re-introduced to the city in December 2003. The system is notable for using the Alstom APS surface power supply system in the city centre. Keolis is the operator and the fleet is 130 Alstom Citadis trams running from three depots to service four lines.
A Bordeaux tram arrives at Mérignac airport. (TBM
Tagged as: Bordeaux, Alstom APS, Keolis, Citadis
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