The trams are coming! The trams are coming!


So, the first stage of the tram system has opened in Tours (August, 2014) and how gorgeous it looks; stylish, futuristic, silent and dreamy car-free sweeps of open roadways…..yes, I love them trams!

Here are some pics Sandra and I took when we visited our regional capital last November. Enjoy…..

Trams passing on the Nationale, Tours

Trams passing on the Nationale, Tours

Tram6

Futuristic....how cool is that?

Futuristic….how cool is that?

Tram4 Tram Power

....and not a car in sight....bliss!

….and not a car in sight….bliss!

Not a car in sight.....bliss

Not a car in sight…..bliss

Love this view! Love this vista!

OK...they are not trams....but a great wintry pic, yes?

OK…they are not trams….but a great wintry pic, yes?

Map of the Tram Way (1st Stage) opened in August 2014 and for a length of almost 15K

Map of the Tram Way (1st Stage) opened in August 2014 and for a length of almost 15K

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About Jim McNeill

I am a blogger on 'The Social History of the Touraine region of France (37)' and also 'The Colonial History of Pennsylvania and the life & Family of William Penn'. I am a Director of Sweet Training Learning Consultancy Ltd. I'm about to open L'Union Bar in Paulmy, Loire Valley, France (37) in 2012 with my wife, Sandra.
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One Response to The trams are coming! The trams are coming!

  1. drofmit4108 says:

    Good morning Jim and Sandra…
    and Bonny Noel to you both!!
    Very nice report on the tram…
    we’ve yet to ride it, though.

    I am much more interested in those boats!!
    I might need to use them as a pattern if the rain gets any worse…
    I’ve ordered the timber….

    Have you booked your house for yourselves this year?
    The biggest impedance on a touristic railway on the line would be the Mayors [see... I am listening...]…
    BUT… there are moves afoot to “convert” the route to a randonee between Descartes and Tournon St. Pierre.

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