Toulouse: comment on will divert the buses that will no longer pass rue de Metz
With the pedestrianization of the rue de Metz in its part between François-Verdier and Alsace, the Tisséo buses will no longer pass in this part during the works, from 2022 and when the development comes into service, at the end of 2024. Jean-Michel Lattes, owner of Tisséo, delivers to the Dépêche du Midi, the reorganization of Linéo 7 and 9 and lines 14 and 44.
With the pedestrianization of rue de Metz at the end of 2024, several Tisséo buses will no longer be able to attract this axis. Which are affected?
Two Linéo, the 7 and the 9, and two classic lines, the 14 and the 44, can no longer attract the portion of the rue de Metz between François-Verdier and rue d’Alsace-Lorraine. The Linéo 7 relay currently Cours Dillon and Saint-Orens, the Linéo 9 Empalot and L’Union, the 14 relay bus Basso Cambo and Marengo SNCF and the 44 Cours Dillon at Paul-Sabatier University.
Where are you going to take them through, knowing that the southern axis via the Grand-Rond and the Saint-Michel bridge and the northern axis via the boulevards are already saturated?
We will reorganize these lines outside the concerned portion of rue de Metz. Linéo 7 and 9 will be merged into a large Linéo 9 which will link L’Union to Saint-Orens via François-Verdier. A new Linéo 7 will complete the southern belt in a few months, depending on the University of Paul-Sabatier, Montaudran and Saint-Orens. Bus 14 will connect Basso Cambo, Saint-Cyprien, the boulevards via Compans and Marengo SNCF. Bus 44, coming from Paul-Sabatier University will no longer go to Cours Dillon but will take the Grand Rond, allées Jules-Guesde, rue Ozenne, rue du Languedoc, place Esquirol and will connect Empalot via the quai de Tounis.
You don’t fear the bottleneck between Grand-Rond and Palais de Justice, where there is no bus lane and only 2X1 lane?
Bus 44 will only take it along the Jardin Royal where there is no traffic jam to take the rue Ozenne.
Will the terminus of Cours Dillon disappear?
No not right now. It was not until the launch of the 3rd metro line, in 2028, that we would think about removing the bus stations in the city center: Cours Dillon and Jeanne d’Arc.
And the works of the 3e line at François-Verdier?
The passage will never be closed. It will be a lacy job, but we know how to do as we did without cutting off traffic in Jaurès with the work on line B.