Gare de Lyon (Paris Métro)

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Gare de Lyon
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Location20 bis, 25, 27, 28, boul. Diderot
167, 175, 191, 201, 203, rue de Bercy
Gare de Lyon (three)
12th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates48°50′41″N 2°22′26″E / 48.84472°N 2.37389°E / 48.84472; 2.37389Coordinates: 48°50′41″N 2°22′26″E / 48.84472°N 2.37389°E / 48.84472; 2.37389
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Disabled accessLine 14 only
Other information
Fare zone1
  • 19 July 1900 (1900-07-19) (Line 1)
  • 15 October 1998 (1998-10-15) (Line 14)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward La Défense
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1
toward Saint-Lazare
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 14
toward Olympiades
Connections to other stations
Preceding station   RER   Following station
Transfer at: Gare de Lyon
toward Creil
Transfer at: Gare de Lyon
toward Melun or Malesherbes
Gare de Lyon is located in Paris
Gare de Lyon
Gare de Lyon
Location within Paris

Gare de Lyon is a station on lines 1 and 14 of the Paris Métro. It is connected to the Gare de Lyon mainline rail and RER stations within one complex and is the third-busiest station on the network with 30.91 million entering passengers in 2004, made up of 15.78 on line 1 and 15.13 on line 14.[1]

Line 1[edit]

The line 1 station was one of the eight original stations opened as part of the first section of line 1 between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900. It was built with a length of 100 metres instead of the 75-metre length used for the stations of the line before their extension during the rebuilding of the line for rubber-tyre operation. The station was built cut and cover and is covered by a 23.90-metre-wide metal deck, which supports the streets above.[2] It originally had four lines flanking two 6-metre-wide platforms in order to accommodate the proposed circular line (then called Line 2), although this was never completed. From 1 August 1906 the northern terminus of Line 5 was temporarily located at the spare platforms, requiring a reversal at Quai de la Rapée. On 17 December 1906 Line 5 was extended to Jacques Bonsergent and the section between Quai de la Rapée and Gare de Lyon was closed.[2] The route of the closed line and the spare platforms at Gare de Lyon were used as part of a 60 cm (24 in) gauge railway, known as the Voie des Finances, operated by the Ministry of Finance to move currency from 1937 to 1957.

The Line 1 platforms were raised during the weekend of 18 and 19 July 2009 as part of the automation of Line 1.

Line 14[edit]

Tropical garden on Line 14

The station of Line 14 was opened on 15 October 1998. It is located south of the Gare de Lyon in the Rue de Bercy, next to the stations of RER lines A and D. It has two lines on either side of a large central platform. Between the eastbound lane from Olympiades and the RATP headquarters is an exotic garden.

The Board of Directors of the Syndicat des transports d'Île-de-France decided on 27 May 2009 to provide funding in 2010 for a third access in the middle of the platform to facilitate movement within the busy and relatively narrow station. This new access will join the existing bridge over the tracks, which currently provides access to the RER, but is not used to access Line 14. This would separate the flow of arriving and departing passengers.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine to Exits/Entrances
B2 Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Bastille)
Eastbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward Château de Vincennes (Reuilly – Diderot)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Northbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 14 toward Saint-Lazare (Châtelet)
Island platform with PSDs, doors will open on the left
Southbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 14 toward Olympiades (Bercy)



  1. ^ "Recueil de statistiques sur les transports en commun d'Ile-de-France (Collection of statistics on public transport in Ile-de-France)" (PDF) (in French). STIF. p. 16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b Tricoire, Jean (1999). Le métro de Paris – 1899 – 1911 : images de la construction (The Paris Metro 1899–1911: images of the construction) (in French). Paris: éditions Paris Musées. ISBN 2-87900-481-0.
  3. ^ "Météor : quatre améliorations mises sur orbite (Météor: four improvements put into orbit)" (in French). MétroPole. 10 July 2009. Archived from the original on 16 September 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2009.