Nantes: from Tramway to Busway in a Single Step

The Metropolitan Authority for Nantes, France, has opted to expand its public transit network by adding bus rapid transit (BRT) for routes carrying 15,000 to 40,000 passengers/day. The BRT routes are designed to match the equipment and service standards of the metropolitan area's three light rail lines, the Nantes Busway projects shares a common aim: to promote modal shift over to public transit. The Busway project will have its own, exclusive right of way, with the design mirroring the city's tramway system, both in terms of the reallocation of public space and the pursuit of high performance, high profile system. The Busway is expected to offer customers a bus network acting as a backbone whose quality matches tramway services in guaranteeing accessibility, speed, consistency, modernity, comfort and aesthetics. Preparatory work began in November 2004, and the completed route is scheduled for commissioning in time for the start of new school year in September 2006.


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  • Accession Number: 01010764
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2005 11:52AM