Nancy Guided Light Transit

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Nancy guided light transit
Stadtbahn Nancy.jpg
Native nameTramway de Nancy
LocaleNancy, Lorraine
Transit typeGuided dual-mode trolleybus
Number of lines1
Number of stations27
Daily ridership50,000 (????)
Began operation2000
Operator(s)Service de Transport de l'Agglomération Nancéienne (STAN)
System length11.1 km (6.9 mi)

The Nancy Guided Light Transit or TVR is a guided bus system in Nancy, France

The tram on tires technology, TVR, which approximates what we would call today for top-level bus service, has become famous for having known a number of setbacks early in its history, because of an overly quick startup in 2000:

  • insufficient testing and debugging
  • problems of rolling stock reliability and ergonomics of the cockpit.

Finally, the final commissioning was delayed a year because of these disappointments.

Despite the guiding rail the system uses parallel overhead lines, which were already in place from the old trolleybus system. So the tram can run on electricity even on sections without the monorail.


See also[edit]


  • Günther Herbst: Die Tram von Nancy, 2009 (Herausgeber: Straßenbahnfreunde Mainz e. V.)

External links[edit]

Media related to Guided trolleybuses in Nancy at Wikimedia Commons