The Entire Line 2 Delivered Soon
For a year now, line 2 has connected Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport to the Magnan district. From 28 June 2019, line 2 will also serve the city centre, thus enabling travellers to take a connection to the Nice North and Nice East districts. This part of the line, with a 3.2 km underground route, will thus provide optimal service to the heart of the city while preserving its architectural quality and the environment.
Delivery of the entire line 2 is scheduled for December 2019. The tram will then connect the Airport to the Port over 20 stations along 11.3 km, for a 26 minute journey. 2,400 new trees have been planted along the route. By means of ground-based charging solutions, along with a storage system which uses super-capacitors on the roof of the tram, line 2 has no overhead wires.
Up to 140,000 travellers a day are expected on line 2; travellers whose behaviour with respect to the use of an individual vehicle will be completely changed. The new tram line will remove 20,000 cars a day from Nice. A multimodal hub will enable connections between the tramway and all modes of transport (planes, TGV, TER, buses, cars and bicycles).
4 new park and ride areas with 1250 spaces will reduce car traffic to the centre of the conurbation.
Line 3 Following Along
From the end of 2019, Line 3 of the tramway (built simultaneously with line 2) will for its part connect the city centre with the St-Isidore terminal in only 25 minutes. Line 3 will use part of the Line 2 infrastructure. Accompanying the National Interest Operation, line 3 will give a qualitative boost to the new urban areas under development, attract many companies and energise the entire project. Indeed, the construction of almost 1.2 million m2 and 5,400 new homes (scheduled for the year 2026, between the airport and St-Isidore) will generate a further 11,400 inhabitants and the creation of at least 25,000 jobs.
Line 3 will cover 7 km, including 3.7 km of new track and serve 11 stations (including 6 new stations). Its use is estimated to be 12,000 passengers a day in 2020.
Published on 07/06/19