Tisséo is teaming up with the metropolitan areas of Brest and Besançon to launch a group of orders for the acquisition of 23 new tram trains for the three agglomerations, including 9 for the Toulouse metropolitan area.
This Wednesday, September 29, Jean-Michel Lattes, president of Tisséo Collectivités and Tisséo Ingénierie, François Cuillandre, mayor of Brest and president of Brest Métropole, represented by Yohann Nédélec, Vice-President in charge of Mobilities and Major Projects at the Metropolis of Brest, and Anne Vignot, President of Grand Besançon Métropole, represented by Marie Zehaf, Vice-President of Transport, Mobilities and Parking of Grand Besançon Métropole, announced , as part of the RNTP (National Public Transport Meetings), at the Meett de Toulouse-Auyssonne, the launch of a grouping of orders for the purchase of trainsets for the Toulouse, Brest and Bisontine trams. It is a question of obtaining by this means obtaining a reduction in tariffs for the purchase of new trainsets.
The consultation will be launched in early 2022, time to finalize the specifications for the grouping of orders between the 3 communities. The choice of the manufacturer will be made in February 2023, with the award of the contract. The trainsets will be delivered between the end of 2025 and 2026, with the specific design and liveries that each network will have decided to use.
6 trains for the Airport Express line, 3 for T1
Tisséo wants to strengthen its tramway offer with the purchase of 9 additional trainsets. 6 of these trainsets should be used on the LAE (Line Airport Express) which will replace the T2 tram line in 2026. The other 3 trainsets will be used on the T1 line for a gradual strengthening of the offer, from 2023, with the creation of the partial Odyssud terminus. The LAE (Line Airport Express) should replace the current T2 tram leading from the Palais de Justice to Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The LAE will connect a new Jean-Maga station on the Palais de Justice-Meett tram to the airport for a return trip in 2026. During the work of this station, from 2023 to 2026, the tram link to the airport will be suspended for three years. The Jean-Maga station will allow the connection of the LAE to the future 3e metro line, end of 2028.
Brest Métropole is developing 10 km of structuring lines with its “My network is growing” project and will acquire 10 tram units for an even more efficient mesh network. Grand Besançon Métropole completes its tramway offering with the acquisition of 3 to 8 additional trainsets.