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(Belgium )CHARLEROI

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Metro Leger Charleroi (1)

Metro Leger Charleroi (2)

Metro Leger Charleroi (3)
Charleroi
Charleroi metro network (MLC, Metro Leger Charleroi) is a premetro-like system (trams on reserved lanes, with underground sections).
The original ambitious project (52 km) was planned in the years '70s: it was based on a central ring (partially underground) surrounding the city center, which had been the focus of 8 radial branches towards the main urban axis.
Because of technical and economical difficulties (among them, the decline of the carboniferous industry), just a part of the central ring and only 2 branches have been initially completed (25 km); other infrastructures (some track segments and stops) have been realized (partly or completely) without being operated.
In February 2012 the central ring has been completed (Parc-Sud section, ground level and viaduct), while 3 new stops along Gilly branch (2 yet partially built: Marabout, Sart Culpart; 1 totally new: Soleimont) have been activated. The opening of the Gosselies branch for the passengers traffic (it's currently used to connect the depot) is expected in the next future.
TEC (official site)

description uptaded on Mar 1st, 2012

map created on Mar 1st, 2012 (© 2005-2014 Ing. M. Tarozzi)

CHRONOLOGY
24-05-1983Sud-Beaux-Arts-Dampremy; Morgnies-Paradis
28-08-1992Beaux Arts-Gilly; Providence-Moulin; Paradis-Fontaine
30-08-1996Waterloo-Parc
27-02-2012Parc-Sud; Gilly-Soleilmont

CountryBelgium
LineMLC
InhabitantsCity 200.000, District 550.000
Date opening1983
Future development:Gosselies branch to be opened for passengers traffic
Length (km)27.7 km
Track sectionsin reserved lines, partially underground (11 stops)
Stops30 average distance 1000 m
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technical data uptaded on Mar 1st, 2012