Lille Metro

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Métro de Lille
Lille Metro Logo.svg
Overview
Locale Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 2[1]
Number of stations 60[1]
Daily ridership 271,230 (2011)[2]
Annual ridership 99 million (2011)[2]
Website Transpole
Operation
Began operation 1983[3]
Operator(s) Transpole
Technical
System length 45 km (28 mi)[1]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
System map
Map of Lille metro lines 1 and 2.svg
Lille Metro
   Line 2   
CH Dron depôt
CH Dron
Bourgogne
Pont de Neuville
Phalempins
Colbert
Tourcoing - CentreLille tramway
Tourcoing - Sébastopol
Carliers
Mercure
Canal de Roubaix
Alsace
Gare - Jean-Lebas({{[1]}})
Roubaix - Grand-Place
EurotéléportLille tramway
future Line 3
Roubaix - Charles-de-Gaulle
Épeule - Montesquieu
Croix - Mairie
Saint-Philibert depôt
Croix - Centre
Saint-Philibert
Wasquehal - Hôtel de Ville
Wasquehal - Pavé de LilleLille tramway
Bourg
Jean-Jaurès
Maison des Enfants
Mitterie
Autoroute A22
Pont Supérieur
Les Près
Lomme - Lambersart
Canteleu
Fort de Mons storage
Bois Blancs
Fort de Mons
Canal de la Deûle
Mairie de Mons
Port de Lille
Mons Sarts
Cormontaigne
Saint-Maurice - Pellevoisin
Montebello
Gare Lille-EuropeLille tramway Lille tramway ({{[1]}})
Gambetta
République - Beaux-Arts
Wazemmes
Rihour
Porte des Postes
Gare Lille-FlandresLille tramway Lille tramway ({{[1]}})
connection between lines
Mairie de Lille
Porte d'Arras
Lille Grand-Palais
Porte de Douai
future Gare de Lille-
Saint-Sauveur
SNCF
Porte de Valenciennes
({{[1]}})CHR Oscar-Lambret
Caulier
CHR B-Calmette
Fives
Jeanne de Flandre
Eurasanté
Marbrerie
Hellemmes
Lezennes
Pont de Bois({{[1]}})
Villeneuve-d'Ascq
Hôtel de Ville
RN 227
Triolo
Cité Scientifique
Quatre Cantons
Quatre Cantons depôt
   Line 1   

The Lille metro (French: Métro de Lille) is a driverless metro located in Lille, France. It was opened on 25 April 1983 and was the first to use the VAL (French: véhicule automatique léger, English: light automated vehicle) system. The metro is made up of 2 lines that serve 60 stations, and runs over 45 kilometres (28 mi) of route.[1]

The metro forms part of a multi-modal public transport system covering the Lille metropolitan area, along with buses and trams, operated under the Transpole brand.

History[edit]

Construction started in 1978, and the first section was opened on 25 April 1983 between Quatre Cantons ("Four Townships") and République. On 2 May 1984 line 1 was completed, with a length of 13.5 kilometres (8.4 mi) (8.5 kilometres (5.3 mi) underground), linking CHR B Calmette (centre hospitalier régional: "regional hospital centre") to Quatre Cantons via Gare de Lille Flandres. All 18 stations have doors between the platform and the train.

Line 2 opened on 3 April 1989 and it reached CH Dron (centre hospitalier: "hospital centre") near the Belgian border on 27 October 2000. It is 32 kilometres (20 mi) long with 43 stations.

General Information[edit]

Trains are 2 metres (79 in) wide and 26 metres (85 ft) long (composed of permanently coupled two-car sets), and are rubber-tyred. Platforms are 52 metres (171 ft) in length, long enough for two units. Each unit can carry 156 passengers.

The metro operates from 5:00 a.m. until midnight, with trains every 1½ to 4 minutes (1 minute during rush hour), and every 6 to 8 minutes early mornings and evenings.[4] On Sundays there is a train every 2 to 6 minutes.[4] A one-way ticket costs €1.50.[5]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Les chiffres clés" [Key figures] (in French). Transpole. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  2. ^ a b "Les chiffres de fréquentation Transpole 2011" [The figures of frequentation Transpole 2011] (in French). Lille Transport - Parlons mobilité. February 11, 2012. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Qui sommes-nous? - Notre Histoire" [Who are we? - Our History] (in French). Transpole. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  4. ^ a b "Les lignes de métro" [The lines of the metro] (in French). Transpole. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  5. ^ "Les titres occasionnels" [The occasional (titles)] (in French). Transpole. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 

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