Gare de Lyon-Jean Macé

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The platform of the station

Gare de Lyon-Jean Macé (English: Lyon-Jean-Macé railway station) is a railway station in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon. It is situated on the Paris–Marseille railway and the Lyon–Geneva railway. The station is a part of the Lyon urban area rapid transit network. It was aimed to decongest the major stations Part-Dieu and Perrache while allowing access to the TCL. The station began operation on 13 December 2009.

History[edit]

Originally only one railway stop was planned[by whom?], that is to say that any tickets, except ATMs, could be bought there. But the project expanded to include the redevelopment of the area surrounding the railway station, and plans envisage that the Jean-Macé station will become the intramural sixth station of Lyon, joining Lyon-Perrache, Lyon Vaise, Lyon-Saint-Paul, Lyon-Gorge de Loup and Lyon Part-Dieu.[1] The project, under the supervision of works of RFF and SNCF and costing about 30 million euros, has benefited from the shared commitment of all partners and financial markets: Le Grand Lyon (37%), Région Rhône-Alpes (36.5%), Réseau Ferré de France (19.8%), Sytral (5.3%), SNCF (1.3%).[2]

The station allows passengers to regional trains from Bourgoin-Jallieu, La Tour-du-Pin, Saint-André-le-Gaz, Vienne, Valence, Mâcon and Villefranche-sur-Saône, according to their final destination, to use the new station as additional entry point in the center of Lyon.[3]

The station was officially opened on 8 December 2009, and five days later it opened to the public.[4] The first year, 3800 passengers per day were expected, including 1,800 new customers, and the goal is to reach 6600 passengers for 2015.[5]

Location and description[edit]

The station is located on the railway bridge which is parallel to the avenue Berthelot and perpendicular to the avenue Jean-Jaurès. It is served by line B of the metro, the tram T2, many city buses (lines C4, C7, C12, C14, 35, S3, Zi6), a taxi station and two Vélo'v stations.[6]

It is accessed via two entrances on both sides of the avenue, under the bridge. In the halls, a screen displays real-time the next departures of the different transport in Lyon from the pole Jean Macé.

This station is the first one in Lyon to be equipped with a collective record that can accommodate 110 bicycles.[7]

Services[edit]

Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
Terminus
TER Rhône-Alpes 1
toward Grenoble
TER Rhône-Alpes 5

Photos[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean-Claude Pennec (6 January 2010). "La sixième gare de Lyon est dédiée aux TER" (in French). L'Humanité. Retrieved 20 May 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ François Samard (7 August 2009). "Lyon : la nouvelle gare Jean-Macé sera située en pleine ville" (in French). Le Progrès. Retrieved 20 May 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "La gare Lyon-Jean Macé inaugurée : 3 800 voyageurs/jour attendus" (in French). Lyon Entreprises. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Gare de Lyon Jean Macé, première !" (in French). Lyon en lignes. 13 December 2009. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Xavier Thouvenot (5 October 2009). "À Jean-Macé, la gare prend forme" (in French). Metro. Retrieved 20 May 2010 ! quote La première année, 3 800 voyageurs par jour sont attendus , dont 1 800 nouveaux clients. Avec l’objectif d’atteindre 6 600 voyageurs à l’horizon 2015..  line feed character in |accessdate= at position 12 (help); Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ "Jean Macé, une nouvelle gare TER au coeur de Lyon" (in French). Multitud. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  7. ^ Frédéric Crouzet (10 December 2009). "La nouvelle gare Jean-Macé met les vélos sur les rails" (in French). 20 Minutes. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 

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Coordinates: 45°44′42″N 4°50′30″E / 45.7451°N 4.8416°E / 45.7451; 4.8416