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  • Lille Alstom tram impression (Image Alstom Advanced & Creative Design, non-contractual design for illustration only)
    Metro Report International

    Alstom to renew Lille tram fleet


    FRANCE: Métropole Européenne de Lille has awarded Alstom a contract to supply replacement trams for inter-urban routes R and T, also known as ‘the Mongy’, which link Lille with Roubaix and Tourcoing. The order announced by the manufacturer on December 20 covers an initial 24 Citadis ...

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    LEDs replace halogen lights on Lille metro trains


    FRANCE: Lille operator Transpole has replaced the halogen lamps on its light metro trains with Mafelec M-Light ML5-1/170 multifunctional LED lighting units, reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs. The trains previously had a separate white headlight, white marker light and red tail lights at each end. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Lille funds tram renewal as expansion plans progress


    FRANCE: The Lille municipal government has approved a provisional budget of €150m for replacement of the city’s tram fleet, as part of a programme to expand the capacity of the network. Rolling stock renewal is a core element in the €2bn operating contract awarded to Keolis ...

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    Metro Report International

    Alstom rolls out next-generation Lille metro train


    FRANCE: Alstom presented the first new-generation trainset that it is supplying to increase capacity on the Lille metro at the Villeneuve d’Ascq maintenance depot on November 14. Alstom is supplying 27 four-car rubber-tyred trainsets to operate on the city’s automated light metro network. The 52 m long ...

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  • Lille's light rail and VAL metro networks link the city with surrounding towns in the conurbation including Roubaix and Tourcoing.

    Rail fare integration and ride-sharing at heart of Lille transport relaunch


    FRANCE: Suburban rail fare integration is among the measures being introduced under a comprehensive reorganisation of the public transport network around Lille to be implemented on January 28. According to the municipality, seven TER suburban rail routes operated by SNCF Mobilités will be integrated into the fare ...

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    Keolis’ Lille operations contract renewed


    FRANCE: The Métropole Européenne de Lille municipal authority has renewed its contract with Keolis for the operation of the city’s Transpole public transport network, it announced on December 15. The seven-year contract runs from April 1 2018, and covers metro, tram and bus services, as well as ...

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    Lille metro gates to cut fare evasion


    FRANCE: The Lille metropolitan authority has begun a €60m programme to install ticket gates at all 60 stations on the city’s metro network. The first gates came into use at Gare Lille Europe on November 30. During the course of 2018 it is planned to commission gates ...

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    Lille pursues airport tram link


    FRANCE: The construction of a 10 km light rail line between Lille and Lesquin Airport via Ronchin is expected to go ahead during the period of the city’s next public transport operating concession, according to the President of the Métropole Européenne de Lille, Damien Castelain. Under development ...