An early start on Nice's new Line 3 was announced on Monday by Christian Estrosi, the president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region (PACA).
The construction was not expected to start so soon, but it seems Estrosi is just too keen to see the benefits of the new line.
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“It will attract hundreds of companies to create even more wealth for us here,” he said of the new line, which connects the airport to the Nice stadium.
Here's all you need to know about Line 3, in numbers, with the help of Nice Matin newspaper.
The length of the new line in kilometres.
The number of stations, six of which will be shared with Line 2.
The new stations: Saint-Isidore, Nice Stadium, Les Baraques, Les Arboras, Pontremoli, Nice Meridia, Digue de Francais T2.
The speed of the new tram, in kilometres per hour.
The number of minutes it will take to ride the tram from one end to the other.
The year that it will open.
The number of passengers per day.
The cost of the project in euros.