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VLR Besancon April 22Besancon VLR has come of age, In 2014, another new low-floor, VLR low cost tramway system starter line commenced its operations in France – in the city of Besançon. It differs from other new systems in the country, mainly because of its lower cost approach: the usually very complex design of the infrastructure as well as the redesign of the street environment were kept simple by French standards. Besancon France
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For public transport to become a force in dealing with urban congestion, carbon reduction, improving air quality and to be an attractive alternative to the car, it must be built quickly and operate affordably.

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  • Light rail systems have proven track record
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  • Creating modal shift in some cases 32%
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  • Can be used to re-engineer city districts
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