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Lyon Tramway open

The two lines of the Lyon Tramway went into service on the 2nd January 2001. The lines are numbered T1 and T2.

The vehicles are Citadis TGA 302 from Alstom and can carry 201 passengers (including 56 seated). They are 32.40 m length, 2.40 m broad and 3.30 m high.

The tram operates from 5am till midnight, it offers approximately 6 min of frequency in the peak hours, serves 4 communes and 5 districts of Lyon, and is connected to 7 subway stations and 40 bus lines.

Further details (in French) can be found at and

3 January 2001

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