Rennes Then And Now
Tuesday, 4 October 2022
Running Round Rennes (1)
Like most reasonably sized communities, Rennes' public transport began with Horse Trams and quickly moved on to that new-fangled electricity. There is a very thorough entry in Wikipedia covering the development and the technology of the town':s trams BUT it is long and detailed and in French. Whilst fbb can manage the French, it involves a bit too much time on a day when a small horde of elderly folk are to descend on fbb mansions for the Monday version of the fbb's twin Fellowship meetings!
Here is the terminus at the railway station ...
... todays route diagram in a tad more complex!
Hear are trams at the notable "Theatre" ...
Northbound ...BLUE):- The Cimetaire Nord just peeps into the old map top right/GREEN). The sharp left hander, just off the old map top right is the clue!PURPLE) and C6 (CYAN) ...(LIME GREEN) with C2 (BLUE) as a part way companion!
... becomes C5 (ORANGE).
One other item of interest is some black lines on the old tram map, obviously trams again, but, equally obviously setting off along more countrified roads.
And there are a few remnants of the tram system if you know where to look!
Generally, however, we can still see the urban tram network as the basis of a much expanded bus network, intriguingly with a prefix letter "C". fbb will look a bit more closely at the "C" buses tomorrow.
Next Rennes blog : Wednesday 5th October