The tram line to Bordeaux Mérignac Airport has become operational after it was inaugurated over the weekend.
Trams have already started running on the extension of line A from Bordeaux to the airport. The inaugural tram started its run at Mérignac Soleil, in the presence of Alain Anziani, President of Bordeaux Métropole.
Led by female driver Christelle Dumas, selected by the transport operator TBM for the event, the tram arrived at the airport to the applause of the crowd gathered there for the event.
The tram line to Bordeaux Mérignac Airport cost EUR 88 million
This extension of the A tram line in Bordeaux was long overdue after several years of work. It branches off from the Quatre Chemins station on a newly built five-kilometre-long route, along which five new stations have been laid: Mérignac Soleil, Chemin long, Cadéra-Issartier, Caroline-Aigle and Aéroport.
This connection allows the route between the airport and the city centre to be covered in only 35 minutes, and the vehicle succession time is ten minutes.
The total investment by the municipality of Bodeaux for the tram to reach the airport was EUR 88 million. The new tram line was originally announced by the authorities for last year, as is still stated on the Bordeaux Airport website.