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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 that include Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn. Lyon's second railway station, Gare de Lyon-Perrache, is located in the south of the historical centre.
Originally opened in 1859 as a freight 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, 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.
In spring 2018, major reconstruction and refurbishment works began to rebuild the entire station and its near surroundings by 2022. 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.
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, 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 is proposing connection services to CDG called TGV Air, under code sharing agreement with many airlines.
Current international services
- High speed services (Eurostar) London—Ashford—Lyon—Avignon—Marseille. However, during the COVID-19 crisis, Eurostar decided to suspend its connection with the South of France
- 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
- 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) Lyon—Marne-la-Vallée—Champagne-ArdenneTGV—Nancy
- 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
- 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
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