Metz: five things you may not have known about the network The MET’

Metz: five things you may not have known about the network The MET’

Here are five anecdotes about the Le MET public transport network that serves Metz (Moselle) and its metropolis. (©Antony Speciale/Lorraine News)

Sew food’ it is part of the daily life of the inhabitants Metz (Moselle) and Eurometropolis, whether you get on a bus or METTIS, or when you see them circling the street.

There are many of them anecdotes who hide behind the public transport network. With the help of Le MET’ Lorraine News picked five you might not have known.

The old maintenance center was a slaughterhouse…

Until 2013, the bus maintenance center was located on avenue de Blida before moving to rue des Intendants-Joba. The former bus depot became the third place for innovation Bliiiid.

But did you know what was there before Bliida and even before the old depot of what used to be called TCRM (Messina Area Public Transport)?

The place had a radically different function because it was… a slaughterhouse. Built in the middle of the XIXE century, the building became a TCRM depot in the mid-1980s.

…while the current one had to be cleaned

The year 2013 was a turning point for the public transport network. With the arrival of METTIS, the business name changed to Le MET’ network and it lasted transfer to rue des Intendants-Joba.

The network Le MET’ explains that it took delete the site where everything is currently stored, as it was built on a former army fuel depot.

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Who is behind the voices announcing the stops?

Between each stop, the voice will tell you “Next stop: …”. But do you really know who is behind these ads?

Le MET’ network reveals the answer: it isresidents of the metropolis who lent their voices to announce each stop during the campaign organized especially for the occasion, be they men, women or even children. Employees even participated in the operation.

Miles of cables in a single METTIS

A top-level service bus called METTIS entered service on lines A and B in 2013. The articulated bus is characterized by its length, operation in a reserved place and frequency of passes.

A single vehicle is already a real piece of machinery: according to the Le MET’ network, you must several kilometers of cables so that a single bus serves all electronic elements.

Sentences plastered on buses that have now disappeared

Finally, we have to go back a few years once more: for the oldest users, you remember that a few years ago, sentences were pasted on bus windows ?

This practice has now disappeared, but it is possible to see them in rare cases on the last sufficiently old vehicles still in service.

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