The city of Tours is located in the centre of France in the Center-Val de Loire region and has approx. 140,000 inhabitants. The First-generation tram network existed from 1877 to 1949 (it was never completely repaired after the second world war) and used metre-gauge tracks. In 2013, the tram was re-opened. A standard-gauge line crosses the city in north-south direction with a length of about 15 kilometres.
The operator of the tram and city buses is named → "filbleu"
(English: "blue thread"). In contrast to the silver metallic trams, the buses are all wearing a blue livery.