Transports en commun lyonnais
boulevard Marius Vivier Merle, Lyon,
|Director: Bernard Tabary|
|Parent||Ministère des Transports, Keolis Lyon|
|Public transport in Lyon|
The Transports en commun lyonnais (Lyon public transport in French) (usually referred to as TCL) is the Lyon public transport agency. It is the second largest public transport system in France (after Paris), and covers 62 communes, including all 57 communes of the Urban Community of Lyon, spread over 606 square kilometres (234 sq mi).
The TCL manages:
- 4 metro lines . and 2 funiculars
- 5 tramway lines • • • and T5 lines. (The Tram-train line Rhônexpress is not run by TCL.)
- 2 funicular lines
- 26 strong bus lines
- Over 100 bus lines, including electric trolleybuses.
The network is built around some big stations:
- Bellecour which is set in the very centre of the city, and has many connections with other stations
- Part-Dieu which is the business centre and a train station
- Hôtel de Ville is the city centre and offer a connection between two metro lines
- Charpennes which is the crossroad of several metro lines or tram lines to every direction (north, east, south, west).
- Other stations less important but which are connections between "strong" lines like metro or tram lines and bus lines: Vaise, Laurent Bonnevay, La Soie, ... Perrache is also a big train and bus station (and metro and tram too).
Several bus lines run one bus per hour throughout the night, mostly to allow young people to get home. There are four such lines, labelled "Pleine Lune" ("full moon").
- Pleine Lune 1: Terreaux / Part-Dieu / La Doua / Cité Internationale
- Pleine Lune 2: Hôtel de Ville / Mermoz / Grange Blanche
- Pleine Lune 3: Hôtel de Ville / Saint Irénée / Écully Grandes Écoles
- Pleine Lune 4: Hôtel de Ville / Jean Macé / Saint-Priest
- Lyon Metro
- Lyon tramway
- Réseau Express de l'Aire métropolitaine lyonnaise
- Lyon bus lines