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9 Janv. 2016

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The Lyon network after the opening of a branch of tram line T3 to the Stadium.




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TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Transports en commun lyonnais (TCL)

N (Navette:) Gare Part-Dieu – Gare de Villeurbanne – Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie – Décines Centre – Stade (Stadium); Stade (Stadium) - Meyzieu Gare – Meyzieu-Les Panettes (Only during sporting events at the Stadium)
T1 Debourg - Montrochet – Perrache – Centre Berthelot – Gare Part-Dieu – Charpennes – Université Lyon 1 – IUT-Feyssinne
T2 Perrache – Centre Berthelot – Jean Macé – Jet d’Eau Mendès-France – Grange Blanche – Porte des Alpes – Hauts de Feuilly – St.-Priest Bel Air
T3 Gare Part-Dieu – Gare de Villeurbanne – Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie – Décines Centre – Meyzieu Gare – Meyzieu-Les Panettes
T4 IUT-Feyssinne - Université Lyon 1 – Charpennes – Gare Part-Dieu – Jet d’Eau Mendès-France – Gare de Vénissieux – Hôpital Feyzin
T5 Grange Blanche – Parc du Chêne [During exhibitions: - Eurexpo]

LIGHT RAIL ROUTE

Operator: Rhônexpress

RX Gare Part-Dieu – Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie – Meyzieu Z.I. - Gare de Lyon-Saint-Exupéry TGV

Note that the route designation RX is for convenience only, and is not used by the operator.

FUNICULAR (RACK RAILWAY) ROUTES

Operator: Transports en commun lyonnais (TCL)

   Vieux Lyon – Fourvière
   Vieux Lyon – St Just

MÉTRO ROUTES

Operator: Transports en commun lyonnais (TCL)

  A Perrache – Bellecour – Hôtel de Ville – Charpennes – L. Bonnevay – Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie
  B Charpennes – Gare Part-Dieu – Saxe Gambetta – Jean Macé – Stade de Gerland - Gare d'Oullins
  C Hôtel de Ville – Croix-Rousse – Cuire
  D Gare de Vaise – Gorge de Loup – Vieux Lyon – Bellecour – Saxe Gambetta – Grange Blanche – Gare de Vénissieux

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway: 58 km.
  • Light rail (Rhônexpress) [Beyond the end of tram line T3]: 7 km.
  • Métro: 32 km.
  • Funiculars: 1250 m.


HISTORY

  • Urban tramway (first generation): (horse-drawn): 11 Oct. 1880 - 1901; (steam) 1863 - 1894; (electric) 18 Oct. 1894 - 29 Jan. 1956
  • Urban tramway (second generation): 2 Jan. 2001 - today.
  • Express light rail (Rhônexpress): 9 Aug. 2010 - today.
  • Interurban tramway (La Compagnie du Tramway de Lyon à Neuville (TLN)): (steam) 21 Oct. 1889 - 15 Jan. 1932; (electric): 15 Jan. 1932 - 30 June 1957.
  • Interurban tramway (Fourvière Ouest-Lyonnais (FOL)): (electric): 19 Apr. 1886 - 2 Nov. 1954.
  • Interurban tramway (Monplaisir La Plaine - Saint-Jean-de-Bournay (TOD)): (steam): 1909 - ? ; (electric between Monplaisir La Plaine - St. Priest): 1925 - ?
  • Métro (Line C): (rack railway): 12 Apr. 1891 - 3 July 1972; (conversion) 9 Dec. 1974 - today.
  • Other Métro lines: 28 Apr. 1978 - today.
  • Funiculars: 3 June 1862 - today.

GAUGE

  • Tramway (first generation): 750/1000/1440 mm.
  • Tramway (second generation) + Rhônexpress: 1435 mm.
  • Interurban tramway (TLN): 1435 mm. (1889-1932), 1000 mm. (1932-1956)
  • Interurban tramway (FOL): 1000 mm.
  • Métro: 1435 mm.
  • Funiculars: 1000/1333/1444 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Arrivetz, J. Histoire de transports à Lyon. Lyon: Ed. Réalisation, 1966.
  • Arrivetz, J. Lyon du tram au tram. Le Villard: La Régordane, 2001.
  • Banaudo, J. Sur les rails du Lyonnais: Vol.2: Les réseaux secondaires, tacots, ficelles et métro. Breil-sur-Roya: Editions du Cabri, 2002.
  • Borgé, G., Borgé, M. & Clavaud, R. Les transports à Lyon: Du tram au Métro. Lyon: Jean Honoré, 1984.
  • Cent ans de transports en commun: 1879-1979. Lyon: T.C.L., 1979
  • Clavaud, R., Perenon, J. & Chappelet, R. Le train bleu: Histoire de la ligne Lyon-Fontaines-Neuville. Breil-sur-Roya: Editions du Cabri, 2003.
  • "Lyon - Du centre vers la périphérie", Connaissance du Rail - Spécial trams 2007, Oct.-Nov. 2007 (No.316-317), p.24-28.
  • Montès, C. Les transports dans l'aménagement urbain à Lyon. Lyon: Géocarrefour, 2003.
  • Racine, R. Mémoires en images: Les transports en commun à Lyon. Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire: Alan Sutton, 2008.
  • Pulling, N. "System Factfile No.104: Lyon, France", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2016 (79: 941), p.184-189.
  • Stuart, E. "Lyon's expanding light rail landscape", Tramways & Urban Transit, June 2012 (75: 894), p.227-230.
  • Stuart, E. "Rhônexpress: Another tramway for Lyon", Tramways & Urban Transit, Nov. 2010 (73: 875), p.412-413.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Lyon: A tramway built in record time", Tramways & Urban Transit, Sept. 2000 (63: 753), p.332-335.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Lyon: Expansion is unstoppable", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2002 (65: 775), p.257-259.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Lyon: New tramways are never ending", Tramways & Urban Transit, Oct. 2005 (68: 814), p.400-403.

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