Île-de-France tramway Line 2
|System||Tramways in Île-de-France|
|Termini||Paris-Porte de Versailles|
Pont de Bezons
|Ridership||approx. 20 million journeys per year|
|Rolling stock||66 Alstom Citadis|
|Line length||17.9 km (11.1 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
Île-de-France tramway Line 2 (usually called simply T2) is part of the modern tram network of the Île-de-France region of France. Line T2 connects Paris-Porte de Versailles and Pont de Bezons serving notably the La Défense business district on its way. The line has a length of 17.9 km (11.1 mi) and 24 stations. The initial section between La Défense and Issy–Val de Seine station opened in July 1997 uses a former heavy rail line converted into light rail whereas the further extensions on both ends opened in November 2009 and November 2012 feature segregated on-street running.
Because of the success of this line (115,000 people use it daily) the trams were doubled in length in 2005, raising the capacity of each tram to 440 passengers.
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