Oh, it's been operating for more than 3 months now and it is really great. Funny that you should bring up this thread right now, because tonight I was planning on making a little report about one of the aspects of this new tram line.
I'm glad to catch this, since I missed it the first go round. The T1 tram we memorably took in December, ending in St-Denis, was jammed in the late afternoon. I can see how the other lines would be similarly well-used. Looking forward to reports.
That's fun, lagatta. I'll have to take that tram if I get the chance. Thanks.
The time we took the T1, it was fully packed for most of our ride. It took me awhile to realize there was a carnet validator inside the tram, like when we were leaving, but luckily we weren't checked. We owe Paris two carnets.
For one thing, they are much easier for disabled people and parents with small children to use than the old métro system is. Even here, where our métro is only 50 years old, relatively few stations are universally accessible.
And of course, they relieve pressure on the métro system.
Those people along that line must be ecstatic. Lovely to see all this up and running, especially as I just went back & looked at the "before" pictures. That construction work must have seemed endless to people living nearby & those who will be using the new part of the line. You probably said earlier, but how long is the new part of the line & how many new stations were created?
That's 4.3 kilometres and 8 new stations. Next year they will begin the preliminary work on the next section -- Porte d'Asnières to Porte Dauphine. That's already a bit longer than the initial plan which was an extension as far as Porte Maillot.