Lyon Metro Line B

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Line B
Lyon tcl metro-b.svg
631 TCL Alstom MPL75 Metro B Gare Oullins Mai 2014.JPG
Native name Ligne B
System Lyon Metro
Termini Charpennes
Gare d'Oullins
Stations 10[1]
Opened 1978[1]
Last extension 2013[1]
Rolling stock MPL 75
Line length 7.7 km (4.8 mi)[1]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Rack system None
Average inter-station distance 625 m (2,051 ft)

Line B (Ligne B) is a line on the Lyon Metro that runs between Charpennes and Gare d'Oullins. It was constructed using the cut-and-cover method, and went into service on May 2, 1978.[1] Together with Line A, it was one of the inaugural lines of the Lyon Metro. It has since been extended three times: from Part-Dieu to Jean Macé in 1981, from Jean Macé to Stade de Gerland in 2000, and from Stade de Gerland to Oullins railway station in 2013.[1] The line serves 10 stations, and is 7.7 kilometres (4.8 mi) long.[1] Line B trains run on tires rather than steel wheels; it is a rubber-tired metro line.

List of the stations[edit]

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  • 2 May 1978: Charpennes - Part Dieu
  • 14 September 1981: Part Dieu - Jean Macé
  • 4 September 2000: Jean Macé - Stade de Gerland
  • 11 December 2013: Stade de Gerland - Gare d'Oullins


Line B was extended a few kilometres southbound from Stade de Gerland to Oullins railway station. A tunnel had to be built under the Rhône River. This extension opened on 11 December 2013 at 2pm (11/12/13, 14:00).

By 2023, Line B will be extended from Gare d'Oullins to Hôpital Lyon Sud (South Lyon Hospital). This extension will be long of 2.5 kilometres and will create two new stations: The first is "Oullins Centre" (city center of Oullins) and the second is "Hôpital Lyon Sud" (South Lyon Hospital).

On the occasion of this extension by 2023, the line will be automated with the same system as Line D and equipped with new rolling stock named MPL 16 and ordered in 2016 to Alstom. The current MPL 75 trains will join the others MPL 75 of Line A to increase the capacity.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Le Métro sur le réseau TCL" [The Metro/Subway of TCL's network] (in French). TCL - SYTRAL. Archived from the original on 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 

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