The arrival of the T3

19 April 2007  •  Author(s): ET

In December 2006 the first new tram in almost 70 years began service in Paris. The new T3 line runs for a distance of 7.9km through three of the city’s arrondissements (the 13th, 14th and 15th) and seven neighbouring boroughs and has 17 stops in total.

According to RATP, the T3 tramway has a carrying capacity of 100,000 passengers per day, double the current capacity of the PC1 bus (50,000 per day) over the same stretch between the Pont du Garigliano and Porte d’Ivry. Each tram can carry 304 passengers, with seating for 78. The tramway connects with the suburban railway (RER) lines B and C, five metro lines, 18 central Paris bus routes and 19 suburban bus routes.

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