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Safety rules

When you are near a tram, be careful !

The majority of accidents happen due to lack of concentration from drivers, motorcyclists and pedestrians.

Red lights or stop signs that are not respected, sudden changes in direction, changing lanes without checking first, looking at a smartphone, headphones, etc. All this dangerous behaviour should be banned.

Drivers, motorcyclists and pedestrians, please be vigilant at all times !

Good to know :

The net weight of a tram is 30 tonnes and with a normal load it weighs 55 tonnes. The braking distances are therefore significant. At a speed of 30 kilometres/hour, a tram needs 25 metres to stop. At a speed of 50 kilometres/hour, it needs 55 metres.

Safety instructions 

In any case, when you are near the tram tracks and when you see the following signs :

Panneaux de sécurité
  • Signs you are approaching tracks : be careful and slow down as you approach a tram station.

  • Position sign : you are crossing the platform, make sure the tracks are free, the tram has right of way !

  • Pedestrian zones : even in a pedestrian zone, the tram has right of way !

  • Pedestrian lights : a red light means a tram is about to arrive.


When you are using the roads 

By bike :

  • Use the cycle paths and lanes. There are now more and more of these across the urban area.

  • Do not cycle on tram tracks, this is strictly forbidden and dangerous : your wheels could slip or get stuck in the tracks !

  • Respect the traffic lights and stop signs.

  • Be careful when crossing the tracks, your wheel could slip and cause an accident.

  • Be aware of blind spots for bus drivers.


On foot : 

  • Even in pedestrian zones or on pedestrian crossings, the tram has right of way.

  • Be extra careful if you are using the telephone or listening to music near the tracks, so you can hear the tram arrive !

  • Umbrellas, hoods and other hats reduce your range of vision. Be careful !

  • Respect pedestrian traffic lights.

  • Do not run over the tracks and make sure you look left and right before crossing.

  • Do not cross over behind a tram, another one could arrive !

  • Be aware of blind spots for bus drivers.


By car : 

  • When approaching a tram junction, be extra careful, the tram has right of way.

  • Do not drive along tram tracks, it is strictly forbidden !

  • Do not use bus lanes, they are reserved for buses.

  • Respect the highway code.

  • Be aware of blind spots for bus drivers.


Tram passengers 

  • Hold onto the safety bars and handrails or sit down before a tram starts moving, emergency braking can occur at any moment, and can cause falls.

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