Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

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Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Location Lyon, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Line(s) Paris-Marseille railway
Lyon–Geneva railway
Platforms 11
Tracks 11
Opened 1983

Gare de la Part-Dieu (English: Part-Dieu railway station) is the primary railway station in Lyon, France. It is situated on the Paris-Lyon-Marseille railway. The train services are operated by SNCF.

This zone is served by the metro line B, tram T1 (2001), T3 (2006), T4 (2013) and the Rhônexpress (2010).


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.

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.

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):

  • 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
  • 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 -- Cannes -- Nice
  • High speed services (TGV) Brussels—Lille—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Nîmes—Montpelliern
  • High speed services (TGV) Frankfurt—Karlsruhe—Strasbourg—Mulhouse—Dijon—Lyon—Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Strasbourg—Mulhouse—Besançon—Lons-le-Saunier—Bourg-en-Bresse—Lyon—Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Luxembourg/Basel/Strasbourg—Mulhouse—Dijon—Lyon—Marseille/Montpellier
  • High speed services (TGV) Metz—Nancy—Dijon—Lyon—Marseille—Nice
  • High speed services (TGV) Toulouse—Montpellier—Lyon—Dijon--Nancy
  • High speed services (TGV) Rennes/Nantes—Massy TGV—Lyon—Marseille
  • 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
toward northern France
toward southeastern France
toward Nice-Ville
toward Metz-Ville
toward southeastern France
toward Strasbourg
toward Le Havre
toward Nantes
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
toward Firminy
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 9Terminus
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 32
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

Airport connections[edit]

Part-Dieu is connected to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport via Rhônexpress tram service (platform located near the tram T3 platform).

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.


Part Dieu platforms during a period of low traffic.

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.

See also[edit]


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