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Caen
In Caen Line A and B of the tram-on-tyre system (Transport sur voie reservee or TVR) run from north-north/east towards south-south/west.
The two lines share their track running parallel in the central section; they diverge in two branches at each one of the terminals. The rubber tyre rolling stock is guided by a central "V" shape rail; the commercial speed is about 20 km/h, 30% higher than buses (21 bus lines complete the pubblic transport network). Many parking areas and lanes reserved to bikers and pedestrians are located along the route, in order to make easier the modal interchange. The tram-on-tyre choice allows the track to overtake the remarkable vertical gradients (up to 13%) which characterize many parts of Caen central areas.
NOTE: at the end of 2011 Caen municipality decided to replace TVR system with a conventional tramway (expected completion: 2018)
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description uptaded on Mar 8th, 2012

map created on Jan 29th, 2011 (© 2005-2014 Ing. M. Tarozzi)

CHRONOLOGY
15-11-2002Campus II/Saint-Clair-Copernic-Poincare–Grace de Dieu/Ifs Jean Vilar

CountryFrance
LineTVR (Line A, Line B)
InhabitantsCity 115.000
Date opening2002
Future development:plans to replace tram on tyre with a conventional tramway (2018). Possible extensions at all 4 terminals; second line (east-west) in planning phase
Length (km)15.7
Track sectionsin reserved laned (located between road lane and pavement)
Stops34, average distance m 461
Platforms--
Platform doors--
General characteristics--
n. of vehicles24
n. of cars per vehicle3
Typerubber tyres mono-directional
Vehicle dimensions (m)length 24.5, width 2.50
Vehicle capacity (pax)154 (41 seated)
Frequency 3.5'/10'
Current/Voltageoverhead (pantograph)
Type of guide/gaugecentral rail
Speed Km/hComm. 20, Max 70
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)1.2/
System capacity--
Ridership23 million pax/year
Total cost15 M Euro/km
Staff--
System builderBOMBARDIER
ModelGLT
NOTEmin horizontal radious: 12 m; max vertical gradient: 13%
technical data uptaded on Mar 8th, 2012