Line: Metro de Rouen
Inhabitants: City 110000, District 650000
DESCRIPTION(last modified February 19, 2017 )
Rouen transit network combines a north-south light metro line (the so-called Rouen Metro, mostly ground level in reserved lanes, with underground sections) to a modern trolleybus service (TEOR).
Rouen metro opened in 1994 (Boulingrin-Georges Braque/Hotel de Ville Sotteville) and it was extended in 1997 (Hotel de Ville Sotteville-Technopole). The metro system is constituded by 2 branches (Saint Sever-Technopole and Georges Braque-Saint Sever) that run separately south of River Seine; at Saint Sever they merge into an unique section up to Boulingrin terminal (north of River Seine). This common section presents a first underground stop south of River Seine (Joffre Mutualitè), then it crosses the river on an existing bridge; it proceedes underground in northern direction before emerging on surface just before Boulingrin terminal. Rouen metro serves some of the main urban polarities: Palais de Justice, Theatre des Arts, Technopole and Gare Rue Verte (railway station).
TEOR trolleybus system opened in 2001; it is articulated in 3 lines (T1, T2, T3) which share a common central section from Mont Riboudet to Saint Hilaire before branching in different directions. TEOR interchanges with the metro system at Boulingrin (T1) and Theatre des Arts (T1, T2, T3).
HISTORY(last modified February 19, 2017 )
|17-12-1994||Boulingrin-Georges Braque/Hotel de Ville Sotteville||--|
|01-09-1997||Hotel de Ville Sotteville-Technopole;Palais de Justice stop||--|
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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750 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Tramway Français Standard
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metro - rouen; By Nuy (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons