Marseille Metro

Marseille Metro
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Metro de Marseille - Castellane 03.jpg
At Castellane station
Overview
Native nameMétro de Marseille
LocaleMarseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines2[1]
Number of stations28[1]
Daily ridership210,200 (daily avg., 2012)[2]
Annual ridership76.7 million (2012)[2]
Operation
Began operation1977
Operator(s)RTM
Technical
System length21.5 km (13.4 mi)[1]
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
System map
Marseille - Metro - Netzplan.png
La Rose
Cap.ne Gèze
Frais-Vallon
Bougainville
Malpassé
National
Saint-Juste
Désirée Clary
Chartreux
BSicon TRAM.svg 2 Joliette
5-Av. Longch.BSicon TRAM.svg 2 
Jules Guesde
Réf.-Canebière
S.t-Charles
Colbert
NoaillesBSicon TRAM.svg 1  2 
Vieux-Port
Estragin
N.D.d.M. Cours J.
Castellane
Périer
Baille
R.-P. Prado
La Timone
S.te-Marg. D.
La BlancardeBSicon TRAM.svg 1  2 
L. Armand
S.t-Barnabé
La Fourragére

Source: File:Marseille - Metro - Netzplan.png

The Marseille Metro (French: Métro de Marseille) is a metro/rapid transit system serving the city of Marseille, in southern France. The Marseille Metro opened in 1977. As of 2013, the system comprises two lines, partly underground, serving 28 stations, with an overall route length of 21.5 kilometres (13.4 mi).[1] The first line (Line 1) opened on November 26 1977. After the opening of a second line and multiple extensions, the metro currently serves 28 stations, two of which (Saint-Charles) and (Castellane) provide interchange with another line.

The Metro uses the rubber-tyred metro technology developed by the RATP Paris transport operator (French: Régie autonome des transports parisiens) for some lines of the Paris Metro. In 2013 the Marseille Metro carried approximately 76.7 million passengers in 2012[2], making it a core part of the transport network in the Marseille urban area, with 49% of journeys using the metro.

Since 1986 the Régie des transports métropolitains has operated the network, operating it since 2016 on behalf of the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis.

Timeline

Date Line Event
November 26th 1977 Line 1 First section opened between La Rose - Technopôle de Château-Gombert and Saint-Charles
March 11th 1978 Extended southwards from Saint-Charles to Castellane
Marc 3rd 1984 Line 2 Section opened between Joliette and Castellane
February 1st 1986 Extended southwards from Castellane to Sainte-Marguerite Dromel
February 14th 1987 Extended northwards from Joliette to Bougainville
September 5th 1992 Line 1 Extended eastwards from 'Castellane to La Timone
May 5th 2010 Extended eastwards from La Timone to La Fourragère
2018 Line 2 Planned extension northwards from Bougainville to Gèze (1 new station - 0.9 kilometres (0.56 mi))[3]
2025 Planned extension eastwards from Sainte-Marguerite Dromel to Saint-Loup - Pagnol (5 or 6 new stations - between 4.1 kilometres (2.5 mi) and 4.6 kilometres (2.9 mi))[4]
2029 Line 3 Planned opening between Luminy and St Charles (15 new stations - between 9.6 kilometres (6.0 mi) and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi))[4]
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