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The Toulouse tramway (French: Tramway de Toulouse) is a two-line tram system in Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France, and operates from Toulouse to the suburb of Beauzelle, passing through Blagnac. The Line T1 tramway serves 24 stations, and runs over of a route that is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) long. Including the three-station, 2.4-kilometre (1.5 mi) branch line of Line T2 which opened in April 2015,[2] the entire Toulouse tramway serves 27 stations.[1]

Toulouse tramway
Tramway de Toulouse.JPG
Overview
Native nameTramway de Toulouse
LocaleToulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Transit typeTram
Number of lines2[1]
Number of stations27[1]
WebsiteTisséo
Operation
Began operationDecember 2010[1]
Operator(s)Tisséo
Technical
System length17.4 km (10.8 mi)[1][2]
System map
Map of Toulouse tramway lines.

The system and its fare structure is incorporated into the Tisséo network of Toulouse, which also includes the Toulouse Metro.

Line T1Edit

 
Specific map of line T1

Line T1 originally served 18 stations, and ran over of a route that is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) long. It was originally planned that the Line T1 tramway would open on 27 November 2010, but industrial action delayed the opening to December 2010.[3]

An extension of Tram Line T1 of almost four kilometers from the original southern terminus at Arènes to Garonne and Palais de Justice, allowing direct transfer between the tram and Toulouse Metro Line B, has been open in December 2013.[4]

 
Tram at Palais de Justice station, east terminus of line T1 and T2.
Stations Commune
Palais-de-Justice Toulouse
Île du Ramier Toulouse
Fer à Cheval Toulouse
Avenue de Muret-Marcel Cavaillé Toulouse
Croix de Pierre Toulouse
Déodat-de-Séverac Toulouse
Arènes Toulouse
Zénith Toulouse
Cartoucherie Toulouse
Casselardit Toulouse
Purpan Toulouse
Arènes-Romaines Toulouse
Ancely Toulouse
Servanty – Airbus Blagnac
Guyenne – Berry Blagnac
Pasteur – Mairie-de-Blagnac Blagnac
Place-du-Relais Blagnac
Odyssud – Ritouret Blagnac
Patinoire – Barradels Blagnac
Grand-Noble Blagnac
Place-Georges-Brassens Blagnac
Andromède – Lycée Blagnac
Beauzelle Beauzelle
Aéroconstellation Beauzelle

Line T2Edit

 
Specific map of line T2

Line T2 was originally a 2,4km branch of line T1 called Line Envol (literally Takeoff) running from Jean Maga roundabout, between stations Ancely and Servanty-Airbus, to the Airport. But before its opening, it was finally commercially dissociate from line T1 and opened on 11 April 2015[2][5].

The line is the same as line T1 between Palais de Justice and Ancely, then it go to the Airport with 2 new stations between, Nadot and Daurat.

 
The Airport station, north terminus of line T2.

By the opening of third line of Toulouse Metro in 2025, line T2 will become the Aéroport Express (Airport Express) line between a new Jean Maga station and Airport only[6].

Stations Commune
Palais-de-Justice Toulouse
Île du Ramier Toulouse
Fer à Cheval Toulouse
Avenue de Muret-Marcel Cavaillé Toulouse
Croix de Pierre Toulouse
Déodat-de-Séverac Toulouse
Arènes Toulouse
Zénith Toulouse
Cartoucherie Toulouse
Casselardit Toulouse
Purpan Toulouse
Arènes-Romaines Toulouse
Ancely Toulouse
Nadot Blagnac
Daurat Blagnac
Airport Blagnac

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Qui sommes-nous? - Nos réalisations" [Who are we? - Our achievements] (in French). Tisséo. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  2. ^ a b c "Trams start serving Toulouse airport". Railway Gazette International. 13 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  3. ^ "False start for tram line T1 in Toulouse". Railway Gazette International. 16 December 2010. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  4. ^ "Ligne de tramway Garonne - Le calendrier des travaux" [Garonne tram line - Calendar of (project) work] (in French). Tisséo. Archived from the original on 2013-09-13. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  5. ^ "La ligne T2 prend son envol". Mairie de Toulouse. 20 April 2015.
  6. ^ Saint-Sernin, David (07/07/2017). "Mise en place du « tramway express » vers l'aéroport de Toulouse : ce qui va changer pour les usagers". Actu Toulouse. Check date values in: |date= (help)

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