Lyon Metro Line B

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Line B
Lyon tcl metro-b.svg
Overview
Native name Ligne B
System Lyon Metro
Termini Charpennes
Gare d'Oullins
Stations 10[1]
Operation
Opening 1978[1]
Last extension 2013[1]
Rolling stock MPL 75
Technical
Line length 7.7 km (4.8 mi)[1]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Rack system None
Average inter-station distance 625 m (2,051 ft)

Line B (Ligne B) is a line on the Lyon Metro that runs between Charpennes and Gare d'Oullins. It was constructed using the cut-and-cover method, and went into service on May 2, 1978.[1] It, together with Line A, were the inaugural lines of the Lyon Metro. It has since been extended three times: from Part-Dieu to Jean Macé in 1981, from Jean Macé to Stade de Gerland in 2000, and from Stade de Gerland to Oullins railway station in 2013.[1] The line serves 10 stations, and is 7.7 kilometres (4.8 mi) long.[1] Line B trains run on tires rather than steel wheels; it is a rubber-tired metro line.

List of the stations[edit]

Metro Lyon MB-plan.svg

Chronology[edit]

  • 2 May 1978: Charpennes - Part Dieu
  • 14 September 1981: Part Dieu - Jean Macé
  • 4 September 2000: Jean Macé - Stade de Gerland
  • 11 December 2013: Stade de Gerland - Oullins Gare

Future[edit]

Line B was extended a few kilometres southbound from Stade de Gerland to Oullins railway station. A tunnel had to be built under the Rhône River. This extension opened on 11 December 2013 at 2pm (11/12/13, 14:00).

In the long term, the line should be automatised and equipped with rolling stock similar to the one of the Line 14 in Paris.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Le Métro sur le réseau TCL" [The Metro/Subway of TCL's network] (in French). TCL - SYTRAL. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 

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