Disc 1

Much has happened in France since we issued Volume 1. More new systems
have opened, and the others have expanded. We start with a comprehensive
visit to the new system in Bordeaux, opened in 2003, which has adopted
a surface contact system of current collection, for use in the environmentally
sensitive city centre. We go on to visit the new system in Nice, that has opted
for battery power through two elegant squares. The other new system, featured
on this disc, is in Valenciennes, which opened in 2006. This disc concludes
with a look at Montpellier’s second line, with its distinctive floral livery.

Duration: 67 minutes

Disc 2

This starts with cover of developments in Grenoble, where the tramway has
expanded to four routes. Next we go to Lyon, where route T1 has been
extended, and a third route, T3, opened. We continue to Marseille, where its
one remaining route has been upgraded to light rail standards. An entirely new
second route has also been opened. Developments in Nantes are covered,
comprising extensions to the three existing routes. Paris has also moved on,
with extensions and new routes, bringing the total to four, all of which are visited.
The extension of the surviving metre-gauge line in Saint Etienne, to serve the
SNCF station at Chateaucreux, is featured.

Duration: 72 minutes
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Disc 1

Much has happened in France since we issued Volume 1. More new systems
have opened, and the others have expanded. We start with a comprehensive
visit to the new system in Bordeaux, opened in 2003, which has adopted
a surface contact system of current collection, for use in the environmentally
sensitive city centre. We go on to visit the new system in Nice, that has opted
for battery power through two elegant squares. The other new system, featured
on this disc, is in Valenciennes, which opened in 2006. This disc concludes
with a look at Montpellier’s second line, with its distinctive floral livery.

Duration: 67 minutes

Disc 2

This starts with cover of developments in Grenoble, where the tramway has
expanded to four routes. Next we go to Lyon, where route T1 has been
extended, and a third route, T3, opened. We continue to Marseille, where its
one remaining route has been upgraded to light rail standards. An entirely new
second route has also been opened. Developments in Nantes are covered,
comprising extensions to the three existing routes. Paris has also moved on,
with extensions and new routes, bringing the total to four, all of which are visited.
The extension of the surviving metre-gauge line in Saint Etienne, to serve the
SNCF station at Chateaucreux, is featured.

Duration: 72 minutes
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Date:
Location:
Photographer: