The Urban Community of Strasbourg, the Conseil Général and the Conseil Regional have for several years been conducting studies aimed at creating a tram-train in the Bruche valley, similar to the tram-train schemes operated in Karlsruhe, Saarbrucken, and even by the C.T.S. at the beginning of this century!
The project consists of running hybrid rolling stock, half-train and half-tram, partly on the tracks of the RFF (the rail track company) and partly on those of the existing tram network, whilst creating a connection section between the two networks. Passengers will therefore be able to go from the country to the city without having to change, gaining on journey time, comfort and ease of use.
The Piémont des Vosges tram-train will serve the following towns and villages: Strasbourg (Esplanade - République - Homme de Fer - Central station - Roethig - Montagne Verte), Lingolsheim, Holtzheim, Entzheim, Duppigheim, Duttlenheim, Dachstein, Molsheim, Dorlisheim, Rosheim, Bischoffsheim, Obernai, Goxwiller, Gertwiller and Barr, with a peak hour tram-train frequency of every quarter of an hour as far as Molsheim and of every half-hour to Gresswiller or Barr, from 5.30 to 23.30.
To find out more on the progress of this project, see the site of the Urban Community of Strasbourg.