Lyon Metro Line D

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Line D
Lyon tcl metro-d.svg
MPL85 - Rame 346 - Gorge de Loup.jpg
Native name Ligne D
System Lyon Metro
Stations 15[1]
Ridership 91.8 million per year
Opened 1991[1]
Last extension 1997[1]
Rolling stock MPL 85
Line length 12.5 km (7.8 mi)[1]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Rack system None
Average inter-station distance 929 m (3,048 ft)

Line D (Ligne D) is a line on the Lyon Metro with driverless trains with rubber tyres. It also known as MAGGALY (Métro Automatique à Grand Gabarit de l’Agglomération Lyonnaise). Line D commenced operation under human control on 4 September 1991, between Gorge-de-Loup and Grange-Blanche.[1] It was extended to Gare de Vénissieux on 11 December 1992, when it switched to automatic (driverless) operation.[1] On April 28, 1997, it was extended again to Gare de Vaise.[1]

Being the deepest of the lines in Lyon, it was constructed mainly using boring machines and passes under both rivers, the Rhône and the Saône. At 12.5 kilometres (7.8 mi) long[1] and serving 15 stations,[1] it is also the longest metro line in Lyon.

List of stations[edit]

Metro D entering in the station Garibaldi.
  • Gare de Vaise
  • Valmy
  • Gorge de Loup
  • Vieux Lyon - Cathédrale St.Jean
  • Bellecour
  • Guillotière - Gabriel Péri
  • Saxe-Gambetta
  • Garibaldi
  • Sans-Souci
  • Monplaisir-Lumière
  • Grange-Blanche
  • Laënnec
  • Mermoz-Pinel
  • Parilly
  • Gare de Vénissieux
Plan of the Line (Plan de la ligne)


  • 9 September 1991 - Gorge de Loup to Grange Blanche
  • 11 December 1992 - Grange Blanche to Gare de Vénissieux
  • 28 April 1997 - Gorge de Loup to Gare de Vaise


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Le Métro sur le réseau TCL" [The Metro/Subway of TCL's network] (in French). TCL - SYTRAL. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 

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