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The Marseille metro
serves the City of Marseille
Marseille , known in antiquity as Massalia , is the second largest city in France, after Paris, with a population of 852,395 within its administrative limits on a land area of . The urban area of Marseille extends beyond the city limits with a population of over 1,420,000 on an area of...
. It is a rubber-tyred metro derived from the technology developed by the RATP for Paris Metro
The Paris Métro or Métropolitain is the rapid transit metro system in Paris, France. It has become a symbol of the city, noted for its density within the city limits and its uniform architecture influenced by Art Nouveau. The network's sixteen lines are mostly underground and run to 214 km ...
and opened at the end of 1977. It comprises two lines, partly underground, with an overall length of 11.8 miles (19 km).
Two extensions are proposed: the first, located on Line 1, is under construction; the second, on Line 2, has reached the stage of preliminary studies.
The Metro is a municipal public utility under the control of the Régie des transports de Marseille.
Line 1 was opened in 1977 from Place Castellane to La Rose (5.8 miles/ 9.4 km and 10 stations) and extended in 1992 to La Timone. It is currently being extended to La Fourragère, and a further extension from La Rose to Chateau Gombert and La Technopôle.
The line was opened in 1984 from Bougainville to Sainte-Marguerite Dromel. An extension from Sainte-Marguerite to St-Loup is being studied.
RTM official website Urbanrail.net