Transports en commun lyonnais

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Transports en commun lyonnais
TypeState-owned company
IndustryMetropolitan Infrastructure
Boulevard Marius Vivier Merle, Lyon
Area served
Lyon Metropolis
Key people
Director: Pascal Jacquesson
ParentMinistère des Transports, Keolis 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).[1]


TCL manages:

  • 4 metro lines  A  B  C  D  and 2 funiculars  F1  F2 
  • 26 high-frequency bus lines
  • Over 100 normal bus lines, including electric trolleybuses

The network is built around several 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 metro or tram lines and bus lines: Vaise, Laurent Bonnevay, La Soie.
  • Perrache
  • Saxe-Gambetta

TCL is managed by two companies: the Syndicat mixte des transports pour le Rhône et l'agglomération lyonnaise (SYTRAL) sets policies and finances the infrastructure, while Keolis Lyon runs the network on a day-to-day basis.

Night service[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (in French). Archived from the original on 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2006-08-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2009-08-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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