Paris-Gare de Lyon
Paris-Gare de Lyon (or Gare de Lyon) is one of the six large mainline railway station termini in Paris, France. It handles about 90,000,000 passengers every year, making it the third busiest station of France and one of the busiest of Europe. It is the northern terminus of the Paris–Marseille railway. It is named after the city of Lyon, a stop for many long-distance trains departing here, most en route to the south of France. The station is located in the XIIe arrondissement, on the north bank of the river Seine, in the east of Paris.
The station is served by high-speed TGV trains to south and eastern France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. The station also hosts regional trains and the RER and also by the Gare de Lyon metro station.
The station was built for the World Exposition of 1900. On multiple levels, it is considered a classic example of the architecture of its time. Most notable is the large clock tower atop one corner of the station, similar in style to the clock tower of the United Kingdom Houses of Parliament, home to Big Ben.
The station houses the Le Train Bleu restaurant, which has served drinks and meals to travellers and other guests since 1901 in an ornately-decorated setting.
On 27 June 1988, a runaway train crashed into a stationary rush-hour train, killing 56 people and injuring a further 55.
Train services 
The following services currently call at Gare de Lyon:
- high speed services (TGV) Paris - Lyon
- high speed services (TGV) Paris - Lyon - Avignon - Aix-en-Provence - Marseille
- high speed services (TGV) Paris - Aix-en-Provence - Cannes - Nice
- high speed services (TGV) Paris - Lyon - Montpellier - Narbonne - Perpignan
- high speed services (TGV) Paris - Grenoble
- high speed services (TGV) Paris - Dijon - Besancon - Belfort - Mulhouse
- high speed services (TGV) Paris - Bellegarde - Geneva
- high speed services (TGV) Paris - Dijon - Lausanne - Brig
- high speed services (TGV) Paris - Dijon - Bern - Interlaken
- high speed services (TGV) Paris - Belfort - Mulhouse - Basel - Zurich
- high speed services (TGV) Paris - Chambery - Turin - Milan
- high speed services (TGV) Paris - Lyon - Montpellier - Narbonne - Perpignan - Figueres Vilafant
- Night train (Thello) Paris - Bolgona - Florence - Rome
- Night train (Thello) Paris - Milan - Verona - Padua - Venice
- regional services Paris - Montereau - Sens - Laroche-Migennes
- regional services (Transilien) Paris - Melun - Moret - Nemours - Montargis
- Paris RER services A Saint-Germain-en-Laye - Nanterre-Universite - La Defense - Gare de Lyon - Vincennes - Boissy-Saint-Leger
- Paris RER services A Cergy le Haut - Conflans - Sartrouville - La Defense - Gare de Lyon - Vincennes - Val-de-Fontenay - Marne-la-Vallee (Disneyland)
- Paris RER services A Poissy - Sartrouville - La Defense - Gare de Lyon - Vincennes - Val-de-Fontenay - Marne-la-Vallee (Disneyland)
- Paris RER services D Creil - Orry-la-Ville - Goussainville - Saint Denis - Gare du Nord - Gare de Lyon - Combs-la-Ville - Melun
- Paris RER services D Goussainville - Saint Denis - Gare du Nord - Gare de Lyon - Juvisy - Ris - Corbeil
- Paris RER services D Châtelet - Gare de Lyon - Juvisy - Grigny - Corbeil - Malesherbes
- Paris RER services D Gare de Lyon - Juvisy - Grigny - Corbeil - Melun
|Preceding station||SNCF||Following station|
toward southeastern France
toward Interlaken Ost
toward Figueres Vilafant
|Terminus||TER Bourgogne 15||
Travelling between the Gare de Lyon and other Paris main line stations 
For the Gare de l'Est, either walk to nearby Quai de la Rapée Métro station for Line 5 (going north to Bobigny - Pablo Picasso), or take Line 1 from Lyon north to Bastille station and change there to Line 5. This is also another way to reach the Gare du Nord.
For Gare Montparnasse, catch a 91 bus, which goes there directly. Or take the Métro Line 14 to Châtelet and then change for Line 4 to Montparnasse-Bienvenüe (although Châtelet is an extremely large and complex station, the connection between the two lines is very short).
Gare de Lyon in films 
The station has appeared in the following films :
- 1972 : Travels with My Aunt (film), directed by George Cukor
- 2005 : The Mystery of the Blue Train, an Hercule Poirot mystery novel by Agatha Christie (and its TV adaptation)
- 2007 : Mr. Bean's Holiday, directed by Steve Bendelack
- 2010 : The Tourist, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
See also 
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- Intercity and TGV schedules from SNCF
- The Mystery of the Blue Train (2005) at the Internet Movie Database