Efficient as a tram, flexible as a bus

10 April 2017  •  Author(s): Roger Kesteloot, Director General of De Lijn

Roger Kesteloot, Director General of De Lijn, explores the advantages of the tram bus as a mode of public transport when the construction of subway or tram infrastructure is not a feasible solution to reduce traffic congestion in cities.

Efficient as a tram, flexible as a bus

Ask anyone about their memories of the ‘City of Light’, and nine out of 10 times they’ll say the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe – all of which are impressive and photogenic locations that have been immortalised many times over. One of my fondest memories of Paris, however, isn’t something you’ll find when Googling images of the French capital. This is not surprising, really, since it is something that sees little daylight, yet millions of people experience it every year. I’m talking about Métro Line 1.

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