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Published on Jul 20, 2012 - Marie BELLEVILLE Give a subject

Euronantes boasts excellent communications at the heart of the Nantes conurbation, notably by tram and BusWay.

In a large metropolis which has opted to readdress the balance between different means of transport, public transport and soft transport methods are given priority.
A dense and efficient public transport network serves businesses located in the Euronantes district and enhances the daily life of employees there. All travel tickets are valid across the entire network, with the exception of the airport shuttle.
For people driving into the Nantes conurbation, there are 38 Park-and-Ride car parks on the major arterial routes close to ring road exits, where drivers can park free of charge and access the city centre by bus or tram.

  • Trams

Euronantes is served by line 1 of the tram system, which is the most popular route in the Nantes conurbation transport network (TAN), carrying 110,000 passengers per day. It takes just a few minutes to reach the Duchesse-Anne and SNCF train station stops with their direct links to Commerce station, which is a strategic hub for travel to other parts of the conurbation.
The trams run from 5 am to midnight. During peak times, there is now a tram every three minutes. All carriages have easy passenger access, with low floors, sliding doors and access ramps.

  • BusWay

20,000 passengers daily use this means of transport with its dedicated bus lanes, which is more efficient and comfortable than a traditional bus service. BusWay connects the historic centre of Nantes to municipalities south of the Loire on a north-south axis. Line 4 of the network crosses the Euronantes district with a total route of 7 km and is connected to line 1 of the tram system.

  • Navibus

Navibus is a public transport river shuttle on the Loire operated by the Nantes conurbation transport network (TAN). There are two routes, the busiest of which connects Nantes harbour station (accessible via tram route 1) to the port village of Trentemoult in the commune of Rezé.

  • The bus and Chronobus network

TAN operates approximately 50 bus lines in the Nantes conurbation. This network is being enhanced by the gradual addition of ten Chronobus lines between 2012 and 2016. This rapid transit bus has a guaranteed journey time and runs to the same timetable and with the same frequency as the trams.
The Euronantes business cluster is served by line C3 (9,000 passengers per day) connecting Saint-Herblain to the Doulon district via the historic city centre, the Hôtel-Dieu, the Madeleine/Champ de Mars district, gare Sud station, and Pré-Gauchet/Malakoff.
The Chronobus line C5 (8,000 passengers per day are expected when this service comes into operation in autumn 2013) will connect the various Euronantes sites to the gare Sud station, crossing the Ile de Nantes from east to west then continuing to the quartier de la Création which is currently being developed as a creative district.

  • Airport shuttle service

The airport shuttle operates daily from 5.30 am to 11.15 pm (Sunday service 1.15 pm to 7.15 pm), with a bus leaving every 30 minutes from Nantes Atlantique International Airport (outside Terminal 1) and from the city centre (Commerce stop). The shuttle stops at the SNCF train station (south entrance) connecting the Euronantes business centre to the airport in just 20 minutes.

  • The Bicloo network

This public network of self-service bikes developed by Nantes Métropole is a more flexible travel option and complements the TAN network. The Bicloo network operates via an annual or daily subscription.
The network of 90  docking stations mainly covers the city centre as of 2012. Euronantes is well provided with docking stations. The docking stations are easy to access and sufficiently high profile to facilitate speedy travel.

  • The TER regional express train network

A TAN ticket is valid for travel on TER trains within the conurbation. The train offers an efficient and value-for-money alternative to driving for employees of businesses located in the city centre.