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Nancy Guided Light Transit

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

Nancy guided light transit
Stadtbahn Nancy.jpg
Native name Tramway de Nancy
Locale Nancy, Lorraine
Transit type Guided dual-mode trolleybus
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 27
Daily ridership 50,000 (????)
Began operation 2000
Operator(s) Service de Transport de l'Agglomération Nancéienne (STAN)
System length 11.1 km (6.9 mi)

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 alsoEdit


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

External linksEdit

  Media related to Guided trolleybuses in Nancy at Wikimedia Commons