13 November - Clermont-Ferrand (line 1) : an innovative tyre technology from Translohr
The specificity of the first tramway line of this city (14-kilometre long, 31 stations, € 290 million invested) lies mainly in the technology using the Translohr tram on tyres.
The result is a combination of excellent performances in terms of acceleration /braking, noise, and climbing (up to 13%) with the benefits of guided systems, however with reduced visual impact due to a single rail sunk in the platform.
The vehicles have an extra narrow width of 2.20 metres and allows curves with a radius of 10.50 metres.
Updated : December 19, 2006