July 06, 2016

Montpellier completes light rail ring line

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Montpellier completes light rail ring line Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole

FRENCH prime minister Mr Manuel Valls joined the mayor of Montpellier Mr Philippe Saurel and Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées regional president Mrs Carole Delga to inaugurate the final 1.2km section of Montpelier Line 4 on July 1, marking the completion of France's first orbital light rail line.

The €44m extension closes the loop to the northwest of the city centre, adding new stations at Albert 1er Cathédral, Peyrou Arc de Triomphe, and Saint-Guilhem Courreau.

The first phase of Line 4 opened in 2012 and with the completion of the final phase the line is 9.2km long with 18 stations, including 10 interchanges with lines 1, 2, and 3.

Services operate at eight-minute headways using a fleet of 10 Alstom Citadis low-floor LRVs, running as Line 4a clockwise and Line 4b anticlockwise.


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