Construction began in March 2010 on the €383m project, which was managed by the SemTram group of SEM du TCSP and Egis Rail.

The line is expected to carry 49,500 passengers per day and services run between 05.00 and 01.00, employing a fleet of 20 32m-long Alstom Citadis 302 LRVs. 27% of homes and 38% of workplaces in the city are within 450m of a light rail station.