Nancy Guided Light Transit

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Nancy guided light transit
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Nancy TVR in June 2013
Native nameTramway de Nancy
LocaleNancy, Lorraine
Transit typeGuided dual-mode trolleybus
Number of lines1
Daily ridership45.000 daily[1]
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 system uses Bombardier's TVR (French: Transport sur Voie Réservée) technology; the TVR replaced the trolleybus system in Nancy.[1]


The system uses rubber-tyred, three-section articulated vehicles; the vehicles use trolley poles to collect current from parallel overhead lines, and can also run independently without the central guide rail.[1]


Nancy Trolleybus in 1986

The system was implemented as a replacement for the trolleybus network.[1] Operation of the 11.1 km (6.9 mi) long line began in 2000. The system had problems with derailing vehicles, as well as heavy wear and tear of the pavement.[1] In 2018, 12 vehicles from Caen were transferred to Nancy for use as spare parts donors.[2]

Planned closure and replacement[edit]

The TVR system is planned to be replaced by a conventional low-floor tram system. Operation of the TVR is scheduled to end in 2021.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Budach, Dirk (August 27, 2019). "Die neue Tram: Nancy bereitet sich vor" [The new tram: Nancy prepares itself]. Urban Transport Magazine (in German). Archived from the original on August 29, 2019. Retrieved August 29, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "Frankreich" [France]. Blickpunkt Straßenbahn (in German). Vol. 4/2018 no. 238. Arbeitsgemeinschaft Blickpunkt Straßenbahn e.V. 2018. p. 129. ISSN 0173-0290.

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