Date: July 26th, 2016.
City: Nice (France).
Tramway de la Communauté Urbaine (Nice Côte d'Azur)
Low-floor articulated tram 028, manufacturer Alstom, type Citadis 301, on tram line 1.
Low-floor articulated tram 004, manufacturer Alstom, type Citadis 301, on tram line 1, in the direction towards Hôpital Pasteur.
Low-floor articulated tram 012, manufacturer Alstom, type Citadis 301, on tram line 1, in the direction towards Hôpital Pasteur.
Opened in 2007, the Nice tramway (French: Tramway de Nice) is a 8.7-kilometre (5.4 mi), single-line tramway in the city of Nice in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. It is operated by the Société nouvelle des transports de l'agglomération niçoise division of Veolia Transdev under the name Lignes d'azur
The cars of the Nice tramway are unique and have been designed to blend in with the Niçois architecture. They are based on the Alstom Citadis family of tramcars and were built near La Rochelle, Poitou-Charentes.
Nice tramway was originally to use the ground-level power supply third rail system as used by Bordeaux tramway. However, this was abandoned in favour of the more conventional overhead power supply cables providing 750 V DC, except where the tram crosses the Place Masséna and Place Garibaldi, when it lowers its pantograph and relies on its onboard nickel metal hydride batteries to cross these large open spaces, where overhead wires would be an eyesore
Last updated: May 26th, 2018.