Île-de-France tramway Line 2
Île-de-France tramway Line 2 (usually called simply T2) is part of the modern tram network of the Île-de-France region of France. Line T2 connects Paris-Porte de Versailles and Pont de Bezons serving notably the La Défense business district on its way. The line has a length of 17.9 km (11.1 mi) and 24 stations. The initial section between La Défense and Issy–Val de Seine station opened in July 1997 uses a former heavy rail line converted into light rail whereas the further extensions on both ends opened in November 2009 and November 2012 feature segregated on-street running.
|System||Tramways in Île-de-France|
|Termini||Paris-Porte de Versailles|
Pont de Bezons
|Ridership||approx. 20 million journeys per year|
|Rolling stock||66 Alstom Citadis|
|Line length||17.9 km (11.1 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
Because of the success of this line (115,000 people use it daily) the trams were doubled in length in 2005, raising the capacity of each tram to 440 passengers.