La place Esquirol est (et a toujours été) un point central pour les transport en commun dans la ville :
- C'est une grande station de metro,
- C'est le point de passage de nombreuses lignes de bus urbains
- C'est l'intersection des deux plus grandes artères de la ville.
- C'est aussi une station de taxis.
Tout cela en fait un point tres animé, à quelques centaines de mètres de la Garonne, et au coeur du centre historique de la ville...
A l'époque de Tolosa la romaine, c'est ici qu'étaient le Temple de Diane et le Forum.
The Esquirol place is (and was always) a central point for the public transportation in the city:
- It is a big station of subway,
- It is the point of passage of numerous lines of urban buses
- It is the intersection of the two bigger arteries of the city.
- It is also a station of taxicabs.
All it makes a very animate point, to a few hundreds of meters of the Garonne, of it and to the heart of the historic center of the city...
At the time of Tolosa the Roman, it is here that was the Temple of Diane and the Forum.
The accessibility of all users is facilitated by the number raised of doors (6 of every side), of a 1,3 m length, they permit the comfortable movements of rise and coming down.
The absence of march encourages the access to disabled or to parents with stroller. The floor is maintained indeed to the level of the embankments (the oar is distant of 2 cm of the side of the embankments), and that, whatever is the load of the oar.
A clean site allowing a commercial speed of 35 km/h and a very elevated frequency (until 1 minute),
Every oar of a length of 26 meters is composed of elements of two cars, or even of four,
Capacity of an oar of two cars: 154 places of which 68 circuit courts in charge normal; in charge exceptional: 208 of which 44 circuit courts,
Time of stop in station: of 14 at 18 seconds.
June 1993 26: the first oar of the subway toulousain entered in commercial service.
In 1998, of Basso-Cambo in Jolimont, in fifteen stations and 10km, a few 126 000 travelers (on average) took every day the subway.
After soon 6 years of an irrefutable success, the network subway + bus gave the proof of its efficiency. Today, the second stage of the process is under launching. Let's recall that this one understands two elements.
The realization of the B line on close to 16km according to a north - south axis, between Borderouge and Ramonville-St.-Agne, either about twenty stations, of which a station of correspondence with the line TO (Jean - Jaures station).
The setting in service of the B line is planned for 2007.
The extension of the line TO on 2,5km until beyond the peripheral is (Gramont-Balma), either 3 supplementary stations: The Roseraie, The Argoulets (park of parking of 500 to 650 places, terminus of bus) and Gramont (terminal station, with a vast parking lot of 1 000 places and a terminus of bus for the correspondences).
The setting in service of the extension of the line TO is foreseen for 2004