The exhibition "Tramway, the French school" that opened last spring not far from the office, at the Lieu du Design, has just closed and is ready to travel the world.
Curated by the RATP design consultant, Yo Kaminagai, the exhibition illustrates very well how France has invented and extensively practiced the tramway as an urban design vector during the last 30 years.
Obviously, we're in the lead with our 6 lines in service in Le Mans, Reims, Orléans, Brest, Casablanca and Tours - along with the T2 extension and T3 Macdonald sequence in Paris, and the Envol that links Toulouse to its airport.
While we take part in the Atelier du Tram, that groups most of the French tramway world and undertakes a concerted shakedown to reduce costs and develop the sector, all five continents are interested: we have promising contacts in Chile, Australia, Malaysia and also in a country that, after ignoring the issue for years, has just programmed15,000 kilometers... Of course, you recognized China which has always done things at its own scale!
Whilst awaiting confirmation of projects in one of these countries, Belgium and France remain our priority. Get on board and mind the doors for a review of tramway projects underway in the firm!