Français
Graphic

Goods travel by tram in Saint-Etienne (France)

By Béatrice Karas on 11 October 2017

In Saint-Etienne, the Metropolitan Council, the public transport operator STAS and Efficacity have joined forces to set up a good delivery scheme never tried out in France before.

Launched last June, the first round of tests involves two Casino supermarkets in the city centre. Goods are delivered off-peak so as not to disturb tramway users and to respect the shops’ delivery routine.

The TramFret system

TramFret carries goods from one point to another in a recycled tram that runs on the existing network between the normal passenger trams. The project tackles the issues of vehicle recycling, goods containers, infrastructure optimisation, information, communication and urban integration with the requirement of optimising delivery of the goods and ensuring the system’s energy efficiency.

Results

Roll containers are unloaded in only two minutes and over 15 tonnes of goods have been delivered during the test phase.
Inspired by a project suggested at COP21, the idea is popular in Saint-Etienne and could be replicated in many in other urban areas.

© photo Hervé Levifve pour Apur - Efficacity - Gregory Deryckère CC BY 2.5

Members
Map of members
WELCOME TO NEWEST MEMBERS:
Sustainable City Network (GR) Greece | CEDEF-Central European Development Forum (RS) Serbia | Albertville France | Union of Communities of Armenia (AM) Armenia | Agencia de Energia & Ambiente da Arrabida - Energy agency Portugal
Opinions
Opinions
Events to come
Vitality of Smaller Cities in Europe
Thursday 25 October

Workshop on Heat Planning & Mapping in Europe
Monday 12 November 13:00-16:00

Renewable Networking Platform workshop
Thursday 15 November 12:30-17:00

Venice City Solutions 2018 - Financing the SDGs at local level
From 16 to 17 November

How can a local government encourage ambitious renovations of condominiums?
Thursday 22 November

18th IOPD Conference - Citizen initiative and direct democracy
Tuesday 27 November

All coming events >>
Line
Find Energy Cities on
Line
-->
separator
You are here: Energy Cities, Local authorities in energy transition. > Newsletters > Newsletter - Energy Cities - en > 254 - October 2017

About us
In a nutshell
Governance
Members
Team
Jobs
Internships
Contact
Privacy policy
EU Policy
Join
How to join
Why we joined
Actions
Initiatives & Campaigns
Projects
Workshops
Webinars
Annual Conferences
Study Tours
Resources
Energy transition: our proposals
Best practices from members
Publications
EC INFO Magazine
Newsletter
BLOG
Media
Press releases
Articles
Communication tools

 
Addresses Energy Cities - Besançon Energy Cities - Bruxelles