Orléans tramway

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Orléans tramway
Tramway Orleans Victor Hugo.jpg
Overview
Native name Tramway d'Orléans
Locale Orléans, Centre, France
Transit type Tram
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 49
Daily ridership 42,000 (2010)
Operation
Began operation 2000
Operator(s) Société d'Exploitation des Transports de l'Agglomération Orléanaise (SETAO)
Technical
System length 29.3 km (18.2 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
System map
Map of Orléans tramway

The Orléans tramway (French: Tramway d'Orléans) consists of two tram lines in the city of Orléans, Centre, France. Line A runs roughly north–south, and Line B roughly east–west. The lines cross at Place De Gaulle in the city centre.

Line A[edit]

This 18-kilometre (11 mi) north–south line connects Fleury-les-Aubrais with Orleans La Source, and serves 24 stations. The line is served by 22 trams.[1]

Line B[edit]

A second 11-kilometre (6.8 mi) east-west line was approved in 2005. The line connects the communes of La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin, Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle, Orléans, and Saint-Jean-de-Braye, serving 25 stations, and opened in June 2012.[1][2] 21 Alstom Citadis 302 trams were ordered to provide the service.[2]

Ticketing[edit]

Several tram stops have ticket machines offering a variety of ticket types. As of February 2013, a standard single ticket cost €1.50. The same tickets can also be used on the local bus network.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Réseau bus - Tram" (in French). City of Orleans. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Urban rail news in brief". Railway Gazette International. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 

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