Construction began in 2017 and the 16.2km three-line network is due to open in September 2019.

The system largely replaces Caen’s TVR guided trolleybus system, which was beset by technical problems between its opening in November 2002 and closure in December 2017.

Alstom is supplying 23 Citadis 305 low-floor LRVs for the project under a €52m contract awarded in November 2016, while Keolis has been selected to operate the network.

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