|Métro de Lille|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||2|
|Number of stations||60|
|System length||45.2 km (28.1 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
The Lille metro (French: Métro de Lille) is a driverless metro located in Lille, France. It was opened on 25 April 1983 and was the first to use the VAL (French: véhicule automatique léger, English: light automated vehicle) system.
Construction started in 1978, and the first section was opened on 25 April 1983 between Quatre Cantons ("Four Townships") and République. On 2 May 1984 line 1 was completed, with a length of 13.5 kilometres (8.4 mi) (8.5 kilometres (5.3 mi) underground), linking CHR B Calmette (centre hospitalier régional: "regional hospital centre") to Quatre Cantons via Gare de Lille Flandres. All 18 stations have doors between the platform and the train.
Line 2 opened on 3 April 1989 and it reached CH Dron (centre hospitalier: "hospital centre") near the Belgian border on 27 October 2000. It is 32 kilometres (20 mi) long with 43 stations.
Trains are 2 metres (79 in) wide and 26 metres (85 ft) long (composed of permanently coupled two-car sets), and are rubber-tyred. Platforms are 52 metres (171 ft) in length, long enough for two units. Each unit can carry 156 passengers.
The metro operates from 5:00 a.m. until midnight, with trains every 1½ to 4 minutes (1 minute during rush hour), and every 6 to 8 minutes early mornings and evenings. On Sundays there is a train every 4 to 6 minutes. A one-way ticket costs €1.50.
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