The Marseille metro serves the City of Marseille. It is a rubber-tyred metro derived from the technology developed by the RATP for Paris Metro and opened at the end of 1977. It comprises two lines, partly underground, with an overall length of 11.8 miles (19 km).
Two extensions are proposed: the first, located on Line 1, is under construction; the second, on Line 2, has reached the stage of preliminary studies.
Line 1 was opened in 1977 from Place Castellane to La Rose (5.8 miles/ 9.4 km and 10 stations) and extended in 1992 to La Timone. It is currently being extended to La Fourragère, and a further extension from La Rose to Chateau Gombert and La Technopôle.
The line was opened in 1984 from Bougainville to Sainte-Marguerite Dromel. An extension from Sainte-Marguerite to St-Loup is being studied.