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TUNIS
 Tunisia

Tunis Métro léger map

 System

Tunis is the capital of Tunisia and has some 1.5 million inhabitants. In order to save costs and speed up implementation, a light rail system was chosen instead of an underground metro.

After less than four years of construction, Line 1 opened in 1985. In 1989, Line 2 was inaugurated between the city centre and the northern districts, both lines serving the western suburbs were taken into service in 1990. Total length of the network is 30 km. The whole system was built as a turnkey project by a consortium led by Siemens. In 2008, a 6.8 km southern extension, served by Line 6, was added to the system.

The "Métro Léger de Tunis" is so far the only one of its kind and apart from Cairo's subway the only urban mass transit system on the African continent. The bi-directional light rail vehicles are based on those running on several networks in Germany (Stuttgart, Cologne, etc.). They are prepared for low and high platforms. The 30/60 m long trains run mostly on separate right-of-way with level crossings along the route. Power supply is via a 750 V dc overhead wire. Track gauge is 1435 mm.

At Tunis Marine, the Métro links to the TGM suburban line and at Place Barcelone transfer is possible to Tunisian State Railways. The metro is operated by Société du Métro Léger de Tunis (SMLT).

 Photos
Tunis Metro Gallery Tunis Metro Gallery Tunis Metro Gallery Tunis Metro Gallery
Photos © Christoph Groneck [More]
 History

Tunis Metro Zonal Map1985 - Line 1 (10 km)
1989 - Line 2
1990 - Line 3/5 and Line 4
11-08-2008: Line 6 - Mohamed Ali - El Montazah
12-11-2008: Line 6 - El Montazah - El Mourouj 4
10-12-2009: Line 4 Den Den - Kheireddine (5.3 km)

 Projects

 

 Links

Métro Léger de Tunis (TRANSTU)

Métro léger de Tunis at Wikipedia.fr

 Photos

Photo © Manuel González Márquez Photo © Manuel González Márquez
Photos © Manuel González Márquez

 

Station République

TGM Railway station

metro ticket

4 pictures 2000 © Dmitriy Dmitriadi

 

 


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