The city of Bordeaux has a new tram network since 2003, after the first one was shut down in 1958. It has now a system length of almost 50 kilometres. Only five- and seven-car Alstom Citadis vehicles are in operation, which have an extravagant design with only one front light.

Some sections with a total length of approx. 10 km are operated without overhead wires in the so-called APS system ("Alimentation Par Sol"). On these sections, the electricity is taken from a third rail located centrally between the guide rails, which is divided into very small sections. Always only the section, which is completely covered by the moving tram, is activated.

Trams and city buses are operated by → TBM (Transport Bordeaux Métropole).
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