TRANSPORTS Halfway between the tram and the bus, this new means of transport will begin to circulate by 2027 in the metropolis
The first trambuses will start running in 2027 in the Rennes metropolitan area. — C. Allain/20 Minutes
- From 2027, trambuses will run in the Rennes metropolitan area.
- The first two lines will be delivered on this date and two others in 2030.
- Halfway between the bus and the tramway, these high-level service buses should make it possible to connect the municipalities of the first line more quickly crown in the heart of the city.
They are already in service in the agglomerations of Metz, Bayonne or Le Mans. Halfway between a tram and a bus, trambuses will be arriving in the Breton capital within five years. The choice of this new 100 % electric means of transport had been act&; in 2020 when elected officials were working on the future urban transport plan for the Rennes metropolitan area. “We made this choice rather than extending metro line B outside the ring road,” Crocq, first vice-president.
The investment turns out to be much less expensive, of the order of 200’million euros excluding taxes. And just as efficient in terms of service, according to Matthieu Theurier, vice-president in charge of mobility and transport. “It’s a bus to high level of service that offers the same benefits as a tram,” he says. At the end of the feasibility study, four lines were retained. Unveiled this Thursday evening at the metropolitan council, their route will pass through seven municipalities (Rennes, Saint-Grégoire, Vezin-Le-Coquet, Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, Bruz, Chantepie and Cesson-Sévigné).
The route of the four future lines has been unveiled this Thursday evening at the Rennes Métropole council. – Rennes Métropole
The project aims to; connect the inner ring more quickly to the heart of the city thanks to; the development of dedicated lanes and the construction of park and ride facilities at terminals. “We are counting on frequency with a trambus every six minutes on average during rush hour,” the 2035 horizon. “Equivalent to a third metro line,” he said.
Two lines in 2027, the other two in ;2030
While the start of work is scheduled for 2025, the commissioning of the four lines will take three years. The first two, the T1 (between the Leclerc center in Saint-Grégoire and the Saint-Sulpice industrial zone in Rennes) and the T2 (from Vezin-le-Coquet to Cesson-Sévigné;), will thus begin to operate at from 2027. For the other two, the T3 (between Saint-Grégoire and Chantepie) and the T4 (from Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande to Bruz), you will have to wait until 2030. term replace some Chronostar lines that currently run on the network.
It is not yet known how many trambuses will run over the 55 km lines and the model that will be retained. The call for tenders procedure will be launched “beginning 2023”, specifies Matthieu Theurier.
A month of consultation with residents< /strong>
From November 21 to December 21, residents of the metropolis are invited to give their opinion on the trambus project on the Fabrique Citoyenne website. To inform them, nine meetings will be organized during December in the municipalities concerned.