Med In Heaven
The Nice Tramway
Where does the tramway go?
The focal point will be the pedestrianised Place Massena.From here it will run directly north and east. Heading up north,the whole of the shopping district of Jean Medecin will also be pedestranised.It will continue up past the train station all the way up to the Nice football stadium.Heading east, it will will run down the also to be pedestrianised Jean Jaures, skirting the Old Town, through the piazza of Place Garibaldi and then onwards towards the extreme east of Nice that the Mayor hopes to rejuvinate.
How much will it cost to ride the tram?
It will cost the same as the bus. Currently 1.30€,with discounts available for weekly passes or a booklet of tickets.
How often do the trams run?
The service starts at 5am and ends 1am.They will run every 4 minutes during rush hour, winding down to every 15 minutes during the quiet period of the day.
Are the trams noisy?
No. Noise created is maximum 70 decibels at 40km/h. This is much quieter than any large vehicle such as a bus.
How many people can it carry?
The trams can carry 40 people seated and 140 people standing.Maximum capacity is 200 people and there will be 20 trams in circulation.
How will the tram be powered?
The power lines will be fixed overhead between buildings. The tram has an internal battery which enables it to run independently when no buildings are nearby, such as through Place Massena.
How much will the tramway cost?
The tramway will cost 370 million euros, and has over 1,200 contruction workers engaged on the project at any one time. Completion is expected September 2007.