After Nancy, Caen was the second French city to establish a so-called tramway sur pneus, a tram on rubber tyres. The double-articulated dual mode vehicles of the GLT/TVR type are guided on the entire network by a central guiding rail; a standard tramway catenary provides the electric power supply. In this way the vehicles run always in “tram”-mode. The only exception is the route to the depot without catenary and guidage, which must be run in “bus”-mode. Due to its unreliability, the system will be replaced by a conventional tramway in 2018.
A Campus II - Copernic - Poincaré – Ifs Jean Vilar (10,8 km)
B Saint-Clair - Copernic - Poincaré – Grâce de Dieu (9,7 km)
15/11/2002 A/B Campus II/Saint-Clair - Copernic - Poincaré – Grâce de Dieu/Ifs Jean Vilar (14,7 km + turning loops)
Possible extensions from all four termini and a third line in east-west-direction are planned, but they will not come to fruition before the conversion of lines A and B to tramway operation.
24 GLT/TVR, delivered as from 1996
Twisto - http://www.twisto.fr/
Syndicat Mixte des Transports en Commun de l'Agglomération Caennaise - http://www.viacites.org/
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