Express bus lines, bicycles… What new forms of mobility for the metropolis of Bordeaux?

Express bus lines, bicycles… What new forms of mobility for the metropolis of Bordeaux?

Keolis is renewed by the metropolis of Bordeaux to manage TBM (Gironde) public transport until 2030. (©Pixabay – illustration)

The the metropolis of Bordeaux decided to restore private operator Keolis manage public transport in the metropolis (TBM) from 2023 to 2030. Thus, he signs a new historic contract from today 2.2 billion eurosup from 1.7 billion previously.

An ambitious contract to meet several challenges, including: easing tram congestion and managing passenger explosions in a metropolis that is gaining more than 10,000 new residents every year.

New bus lines, new destinations served by trams and e-bikes for long-term rental are also expected.

More tram connections

Extension line A tram to Bordeaux-Mérignac airport, will be put into operation in the spring of 2023.

From here to September 2025and E-line will connect the two banks of Floirac Dravemont with Blanquefort. The F line must provide new connections, without correspondence, Porte de Bourgogne, to connect Bègles to Saint-Jean station and Bordeaux Mérignac airport in 45 minutes. The network also plans to increase frequencies with trams running every 2.30 minutes on parts of the central network.

Three new express bus lines

From September 2023, three new express bus lines are planned on the seven lines of the Mobility Plan. “Note that the Saint-Aubin lines from Médoc to Gare Saint-Jean, Circulaire des Boulevards to Artigues and Artigues to Gare Saint-Jean will be put into service in April 2024 for the first mentioned, in September 2025 for the other two. “, communicates Kéolis.

More resources on electric bikes

By May 2023, almost 1,000 new e-bikes will be available to rent for a renewable period of one year. By the end of 2025, 1,000 more bikes will be available. Vcub stations and bikes will be renewed, “equipped with on-board intelligence”, half of which will be electrically assisted. There will be almost 50 new self-service bicycle stations in the circuit. In total, almost 3,000 parking spaces will be created under the mandate.

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Development of river shuttles

“In March 2024 and then in September 2025, the river shuttle network will be significantly improved with the addition of new connections on the Garonne downstream.
(2 lines) and upstream from the Pont de pierre (1 line) depending on the delivery of new boats and new pontoons”, announces the metropolis.

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