The tram fleet had consisted of 30 x 2-axle powered cars.
|the old town's Rue de Siam was much widened when the city was rebuilt after WW2.|
Two weeks ago on 23 June the city's new 14.3 km system was opened; standard gauge, one line through the centre from west to east using Alstom Citadis 5-car articulated sets, all power supplied from overhead. In the Quartier de Recouvrance, the gradients are steep: a 8.6% gradient is reached in the rue Saint Exupéry, unique in France, but the tram sets handle it with ease.
Trams run every 15 minutes from 5 am to 1 am. (Geoff Churchman pics)
|a tram crosses the lift bridge over the port, originally built as a turning bridge n the 1850s.|
|A tram at the Porte de Plouzané terminus, the tram barn can be seen in the background.|