A post in today’s blog about Portland’s new light rail line mentioned Paris’s new Tramway Line 3, so let’s explore Tramway Ligne 3 in Paris. If TransLink ever showed the public true images of modern light rail, instead of their stock of dated and altered photos, there would be much more public support for modern light rail transit in the region!
Tramway line T3 is the first modern tramway in Paris proper. Opened on December 16, 2006 it is known as the Tramway des Maréchaux because it follows the boulevards that were built on the route of Thiers’s fortifications around Paris (built 1841-45) named after many of Napoleon’s marshal (maréchaux). It connects Boulevard Victor – Pont du Garigliano RER station in the western part of the XVe arrondissement with Porte d’Ivry metro station in the XIIIe arrondissement.
The line now carries over 120, 000 customers a day, exceeding ridership projections. Planned extensions include a link to Porte de Charenton in 2011 and eventually Porte de la Chapelle.
Planned extensions include a link to Porte de Charenton in 2011 and eventually Porte de la Chapelle.
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