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(France )MARSEILLE-M2

Marseille
Marseille has a 2 lines metro network; it's mostly underground and served by rubber tyres vehicles. Lines M1 and M2 share the interchange stops of Castellane and Gare St. Charles (railway station). M1 opened in 1977, running along Malpasse-St. Just route, completely underground with the exceptions of a ground level intermediate section (located in the middle of a motorway) and of the terminal section of La Rose/Technopole (viaduct); an extension of this line (La Timone-La Fourragere, totally underground) opened on May 2010. M2 opened in 1984, running from Bourgainville to Ste.Margarite-Drome, totally underground except for the 2 terminal sections (on viaduct); an extension from Ste.Margarite-Dromel to St. Loup-Pagnol is planned.
Marseille also has an historical tramway network (since 1876 with the first horse tram, electrified at the beginning of '900) which achieved a remarkable extension in years '30 before being constantly reduced and dismantled after the second world war, with the exception of Line n. 68 (Noailles-Alhambra). In 2004 this trend has been reversed: important works were launched in order to realize a modern tram network consisting in 2 lines (T1: Noailles-Les Caillols; T2: Euromediterranee-Blancharde). A first phase of T1 and T2 lines opened on 30 June 2007; both lines have been completed on 26 September 2008, while T2 has been extended from Euromediterranee Gantes to Euromediterranee Arenc on 27-03-2010. Metro and tramway interchange at Joliette, Noailles, Cinq Avenues, Castellane and Blancharde stops.
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description uptaded on Feb 21st, 2011

map created on Feb 9th, 2011 (© 2005-2014 Ing. M. Tarozzi)

CHRONOLOGY
03-03-1984Castellane-Joliette
01-02-1986Castellane-Ste. Marguerite
14-02-1987Joliette-Bourgainville

CountryFrance
LineM2
InhabitantsCity 800.000, District 1.500.000
Date opening1984
Future development:planned extension: Ste. Marguerite-St. Loup-Pagnol
Length (km)8.9
Track sectionsalmost totally underground, with the exception of the terminal sections (on viaduct)
Stops12, average distance m 800
Platforms--
Platform doors--
general characteristics--
n. of vehicles15
n. of cars per vehicle4
Typerubber tyres
Vehicle dimensions (m)length 65.65 - width 2.60
Vehicle capacity (pax)472 (184 seated)
Frequency 3'/5'
Current/Voltage --
Guide/gauge standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Speed Km/hComm. 30/35, Max 80
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)1.3/
System capacity150.000 pax/day
Ridership70 millions pax/year
Total cost--
Staff--
System builderALSTOM
ModelMP73
NOTEridership referred to M1+M2
technical data uptaded on Feb 9th, 2011