The Department of Maine-et-Loire has approved the construction of a second light-rail transit (LRT) line in Angers, France, at a cost of EUR245 million. The line will span 9.9 km connecting Belle-Beille in the west of the city to the eastern terminus at Monplaisir, through the city centre, covering 19 stations. The line will include a short link between Line B Avenue Montaigne station and Line A Moliére station, creating an LRT loop in the city centre.
Service on the line will be provided by a fleet of 18 low-floor light-rail vehicles (LRVs). Each LRV will be 30-metres long, with capacity for up to 210 passengers.
Construction is expected to begin in 2019 and be completed by 2022.
(1 EUR [Euro] = 1.07 USD)