Much like Line B, Line C experienced technical problems with the ground-level power supply (APS) which delayed its opening. It was inaugurated on 24 April 2004.
Line C was prolonged towards Grand Parc on 19 November 2007 pending completion of important work brought about by the replacement Cracovie bridge on the line in Médoc, then to the north terminus les Aubiers station on 27 February 2008 and also towards Terres Neuves (Bègles) 27 February 2008.
The tramway uses Citadis 300 trams from Alstom. They are type 302, 33 meters long with 218 places for passengers. The cars are air conditioned both while using overhead lines and ground-level power (APS). But, given the large influx of passengers some days (périodes blanches SNCF), regular size trains have been claimed by users, but some quays are too short for regular trains, therefore are not used for security purposes. APS is used on the majority of line C.