Orléans tramway

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Orléans tramway
Tramway Orleans Victor Hugo.jpg
Overview
Native nameTramway d'Orléans
LocaleOrléans, Centre-Val de Loire, France
Transit typeTram
Number of lines2
Number of stations49
Daily ridership42,000 (2010)
Operation
Began operation2000
Operator(s)Société d'Exploitation des Transports de l'Agglomération Orléanaise (SETAO)
Technical
System length29.3 km (18.2 mi)
Track gauge1,435 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-Val de Loire, 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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