Lyon-Part-Dieu station

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SNCF Eurostar Deutsche Bahn
Gare Part-Dieu 2016.jpg
Former main entrance of Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu prior to its demolition in 2018
General information
LocationLyon, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Line(s)Paris-Marseille railway
Lyon–Geneva railway
Other information
Station code87723197
Preceding station Trenitalia Following station
Frecciarossa Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Preceding station Renfe Operadora Following station
Terminus AVE Valence TGV
Preceding station SNCF Following station
TGV inOui
towards Milan
Le Creusot TGV
towards Paris-Lyon
Mâcon-Loché TGV
towards Paris-Lyon
towards Luxembourg
Valence TGV
towards Le Havre
towards Marseille
Le Creusot TGV Lyon-Perrache
Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy Terminus
Bellegarde TGV Lyria
Seasonal service
Avignon TGV
towards Marseille
towards Nantes
DB Fernverkehr
towards Marseille
towards Frankfurt
Preceding station Ouigo Following station
towards Tourcoing
Grande Vitesse Valence TGV
towards Paris-Bercy
Train Classique Lyon-Perrache
Preceding station TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Following station
Terminus 1
La Verpillière
towards Grenoble
3 Ambérieu
4 Ambérieu
towards Annecy
Albigny-Neuville 6 Lyon-Perrache
Givors-Ville 10 Terminus
Sathonay-Rillieux 32 Lyon-Perrache
towards Lyon-Vaise
Terminus 35 Crépieux-la-Pape
towards Chambéry
54 Bourgoin-Jallieu
towards Chambéry
Preceding station TER Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Following station
towards Dijon
Preceding station TER PACA Following station
Terminus 10 Vienne
towards Marseille
Lyon-Part-Dieu is located in France
Location in France
Lyon-Part-Dieu is located in Europe
Location in Europe

Gare de la Part-Dieu (literally "Property of God" railway station) is the primary railway station of Lyon's Central Business District in France. It belongs to the Paris-Lyon-Marseille railway. Train services are mainly operated by SNCF with frequent TGV high-speed and TER regional services as well as Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn. Lyon's second railway station, Gare de Lyon-Perrache, is located in the south of the historical centre.


Platforms at Part-Dieu
Interior of the station

Originally opened in 1859 as a freight station,[2] the station was constructed in 1978 as part of the new Part-Dieu urban neighborhood project. As the planners intended Part-Dieu to act as a second city center for Lyon, the large train station was built in conjunction with a shopping center (the largest in France), a major government office complex, and the tallest skyscraper in the region, nicknamed Le Crayon (The Pencil) due to its shape. Before the construction of the Gare de la Part-Dieu, the neighborhood was served by the Gare des Brotteaux. It closed in 1982 and its operations were absorbed into this station.

While Part-Dieu is routinely the busiest, five other stations operate in Lyon: Perrache (in the city center), Lyon-Vaise, Saint-Paul, Gorge de Loup, and Jean Macé Station.

In spring 2018, major reconstruction and refurbishment works began to rebuild the entire station and its near surroundings by 2022.[3] As of December 2018, the former entrance building has been already partly torn down.


The station has significantly surpassed its initial traffic expectations, from a moderate 35,000 passengers a day in 1983 to 80,000 passengers on 500 trains a day in 2001. Because of the increased traffic, the station was renovated from 1995–2001 to increase the number of platforms and alter the exterior. In 2010, the station served roughly 51.1 million passengers, approaching 140,000 for an average weekday.

Local transportation[edit]

Lyon Part-Dieu has direct access to the Lyon Metro (line B) and tramways T1, T3, and T4. Part-Dieu is also connected to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport via the dedicated Rhônexpress tram service.

Rail connections[edit]

Part-Dieu is a significant railway hub, connected to the French (SNCF) and international rail networks. From the many lines that run through Lyon, Part-Dieu is directly connected to Paris, Marseille, Valence, Saint-Étienne, Nice, Montpellier, Perpignan, Barcelona, Rouen, Roissy, Lille, Brussels, Geneva, Tours, mulhouse , belfort , Metz, Strasbourg, Nantes, Rennes, Grenoble, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Le Havre, le mans , Karlsruhe, Frankfurt, Milan, Turin, London. Part-Dieu also has connections to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) by TGV and has been assigned the "XYD" airport code. The SNCF offers connection services to CDG called TGV Air, under code sharing agreements with many airlines.

Current international services[edit]

  • High speed services (TGV) Brussels—Lille—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Brussels—Lille—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Nîmes—Montpellier-Perpignan
  • High speed services (TGV) Frankfurt—Karlsruhe—Strasbourg—Mulhouse—Besançon—Lyon—Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Luxembourg/Metz-Strasbourg—Mulhouse—Dijon—Lyon—Marseille/Montpellier
  • Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon-Part-Dieu—Ambérieu—Culoz—Bellegarde—Génève(Cornavin)

Current national services[edit]

The station is served by France's high-speed rail service, TGV, and Intercités:[4]

  • High speed services (TGV) Paris—Lyon/Saint-Étienne
  • High speed services (FRECCIAROSSA) Paris—Lyon—Chambéry—Turin—Milan
  • High speed services (FRECCIAROSSA) Paris—Lyon
  • High speed services (AVE) Lyon—Nîmes—Montpellier—Perpignan—Barcelona
  • High speed services (TGV) Lyon—Marseille-Nice
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Nîmes—Montpellier
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille—Arras—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Nîmes—Montpellier
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille—Arras—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Nancy—Strasbourg—Besançon—Dijon—Lyon—Marseille—Nice
  • High speed services (TGV) Toulouse—Montpellier—Lyon
  • High speed services (TGV) Rennes/Nantes—Massy TGV—Lyon/Marseille/Montpellier
  • High speed services (TGV) Le Havre—Rouen—Massy TGV—Lyon—Marseille
  • Intercity services (Intercités) Nantes—Tours—Bourges—Nevers—Moulins—Lyon

Current local services[edit]

Regional services offered by TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes:[5]

  • Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Mâcon—Chalon-sur-Saône—Dijon—Laroche-Migennes—Sens—Paris
  • Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Ambérieu—Bellegarde—Genève/St Gervais-les-Bains/Evian-les-Bains
  • Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Ambérieu—Bourg-en-Bresse—Lons-le-Saunier—Besançon—Belfort
  • Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Chambéry—Bourg-Saint-Maurice/Modane
  • Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Bourgoin-Jallieu—Grenoble
  • Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Vienne—Valence—Montélimar—Orange—Avignon—Miramas—Marseille
  • Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Tarare—Roanne—Vichy—Clermont-Ferrand
  • Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Givors—Saint-Étienne—Firminy
  • Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Lozanne—Paray-le-Monial—Saincaize—Bourges—Tours
  • Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Villars-les-Dombes—Bourg-en-Bresse

Projected services[edit]

  • Intercity service Bordeaux-Lyon with new cooperative operator Railcoop, planned for mid-2022[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fréquentation en gares". SNCF. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Lyon-Part-Dieu (in french)". Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  3. ^ - Closing of Avenue Pompidou Marks Beginning of Major Works 5 March 2018
  4. ^ Lyon-Part-Dieu station at "Gares & Connexions", the official website of SNCF (in French)
  5. ^ "Réseau TER et Cars Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes" (PDF). TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Retrieved 22 April 2022.
  6. ^ "French cooperative targets Bordeaux-Lyon in 2022". Railway Gazette.

External links[edit]

Media related to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 45°45′38″N 4°51′34″E / 45.76056°N 4.85944°E / 45.76056; 4.85944