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Bordeaux opens light rail extensions

Bordeaux has opened two new extensions to its light rail system, adding a further 6.4km (4 miles) to its expanding network. The city’s mayor Mr Alain Juppé officially inaugurated the lines on 24 January, which run to the north and west of the city.

Line A has been extended 3.6km (2.2 miles) west from Mérignac Centre to Le Hallain Rostand, and included four new stations. Line C has been extended 2.8km (1.7 miles) north from Berges du Lac to Parc des Expositions to the city’s convention centre and the new Bordeaux Stadium, due to complete later this year. A new depot has also been constructed at La Jallére for 26 LRVs.

The extensions form part of the EUR1.05bn Phase 3 network expansion, extending the system by a total of 33 extra kilometres (20.5 miles). A new Line D and Tram-Train de Medoc project are to follow.