Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

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Lyon-Part-Dieu
Gare Part-Dieu 2016.jpg
Former main entrance of Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu prior to its demolition in 2018
LocationLyon, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
France
Line(s)Paris-Marseille railway
Lyon–Geneva railway
Platforms11
Tracks11
History
Opened1983

Gare de la Part-Dieu (English: Station of God) is the primary railway station in Lyon, France. It is situated on the Paris-Lyon-Marseille railway. The train services are mainly operated by SNCF with frequent TGV high-speed and TER regional services with Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn also operating few services through the station. Lyon's secondary station is Gare de Lyon-Perrache south of the city center.

History[edit]

Platforms at Part-Dieu
Interior of the station

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 outside Île-de-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.[1] As of December 2018, the former entrance building has been already partly torn down.

Traffic[edit]

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, Metz, Strasbourg, Nantes, Rennes, Grenoble, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Le Havre, Karlsruhe, Frankfurt, 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 is proposing connection services to CDG under code sharing agreement with many airlines.

The station is served by France's high-speed rail service, TGV, in addition to Intercity and regional TER trains. The following services call at Lyon-Part-Dieu (list incomplete):[2]

  • High speed services (TGV) Paris—Lyon/Saint-Étienne
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris—Lyon—Chambéry--Turin--Milan
  • High speed services (TGV) Lyon—Nîmes—Montpellier—Perpignan—Barcelona
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Marseille -- Cannes -- 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) 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
  • 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
  • High speed services (Eurostar) London—Ashford—Lyon—Avignon—Marseille
  • Intercity services (Intercités) Nantes—Tours—Bourges—Nevers—Moulins—Lyon
  • Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Mâcon—Chalon-sur-Sâone—Dijon—Laroche-Migennes—Sens—Paris
  • Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Ambérieu—Bellegarde—Genéve/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—Ambérieu—Aix-les-Bains—Annecy
  • 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—Le Puy-en-Velay
  • 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
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Paris-Lyon
TGV
Terminus
toward northern France
TGV
toward southeastern France
TGV
Terminus
TGV
Terminus
TerminusTGV
TGV
toward Nice-Ville
TGV
toward Metz-Ville
TGV
toward southeastern France
toward Strasbourg
TGV
toward Le Havre
TGV
Terminus
Intercités
Terminus
toward Nantes
Intercités
toward Dijon-Ville
TER Bourgogne-Franche-ComtéTerminus
TerminusTER PACA 10
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 1
toward Grenoble
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 3
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 4
toward Annecy
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 6
Terminus
toward Firminy
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 9Terminus
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 32
Terminus
Terminus
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 35
toward Chambéry
TerminusTER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 54
toward Chambéry
Preceding station   Eurostar   Following station
Ashford International   Eurostar   Avignon TGV
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
towards Marseille
ICE/TGV 84

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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