Brest tramway

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Brest tramway
Tramway-Brest.jpg
Overview
Native name Tramway de Brest
Locale Brest, Brittany, France
Transit type Tram
Number of lines 1 (2 branches)
Number of stations 28
Operation
Began operation 23 June 2012
Operator(s) Keolis[1]
Technical
System length 14.3 km (8.9 mi)
System map
Map of Brest tramway

The Brest tramway (French: Tramway de Brest) located in Brest, Brittany, France consists of a 28-stop, two-branch, 14.3-kilometre (8.9 mi) line connecting Porte de Plouzané in the west with Porte de Gouesnou and Porte de Guipavas northeast of the city centre. The end-to-end journey takes 28 minutes. The system began service on 23 June 2012.[2] It is expected to serve 50,000 passengers per day.[1]

History[edit]

One line has been built following approval by elected officials in 2004. Work began July 6, 2009, and the line was inaugurated on June 23, 2012. Construction costs were 383 million euros. The construction phase of the platform began in March 2010. The network has the distinction of being trilingual (French, English and Breton).

Rolling stock[edit]

The line is operated with 20 Alstom Citadis trams, which were jointly purchased with the Dijon tramway to reduce cost.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brest inaugure son tramway". L'Express (in French). 23 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Brest tramway opens". Railway Gazette International. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 

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