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Nancy is a city in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France, and formerly the capital of the Duchy of Lorraine, and then the French province of the same name. The city is the head of the department. The neighboring communes of Nancy are: Jarville-la-Malgrange, Laxou, Malzéville, Maxéville, Saint-Max, Tomblaine, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, and Villers-lès-Nancy.
The city is known for this World Heritage buildings : The Place Stanislas which was opened April 2005 by Jacques Chirac after refurbishment. At the turn of the 20th century, Nancy was a major centre of the Art Nouveau with the school of Nancy. The city possess a unique and interesting Musée de l'École de Nancy (School of Nancy Museum) with artworks from Émile Gallé, Louis Majorelle, Daum crystal.
Public transport in Nancy is provided by Service des Transports de l'Agglomération Nancéienne (STAN), an operator in the Veolia Transport. The most heavily used route, T1, is a so-called 'tramway on tyres', which is actually a guided busway based on Bombardier Transportation's Guided Light Transit (GLT) technology and using articulated trolleybuses. In addition to diesel buses, Nancy has been served by trolleybuses since 1982, but in 2000 the three-route trolleybus system was reconfigured into a single, longer route and with a surface guidance system added (GLT, or TVR in French). The guidance systems covers about two-thirds of the approximately 10-km route, and the trolleybuses are separated from other traffic over that portion of the route, speeding travel times. The guided-trolleybus service is called the Tram by STAN. During its first two years, the new system suffered many incidents and malfunctions of the guidance system, but now works without significant problems. STAN also operates around 20 conventional bus routes.
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