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Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu


Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Location Lyon, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes
Line(s) Paris-Marseille railway
Lyon–Geneva railway
Platforms 11
Tracks 11
Opened 1983

Gare de la Part-Dieu (English: Part-Dieu railway station) is the primary railway station in Lyon, France. It is situated on the Paris-Lyon-Marseille railway. The train services are operated by SNCF.

This zone is served by the metro line  B , tram T1 (2001), T3 (2006), T4 (2013) and the Rhônexpress (2010).


The station was constructed in 1978 as part of the new Part-Dieu urban neighborhood project. As the planners intended Part-Dieu to act as a second city center for Lyon, the large train station was built in conjunction with a shopping center (the largest in France outside of Île-de-France), a major government office complex, and the tallest skyscraper in the region, nicknamed Le Crayon (The Pencil) due to its shape. Before the construction of the Gare de la Part-Dieu, the neighborhood was served by the Gare des Brotteaux. It closed in 1982 and its operations were absorbed into this station.

While Part-Dieu is routinely the busiest, five other stations operate in Lyon: Gorge de Loup, and Jean Macé Station.

Rail connections

Part-Dieu is a significant railway hub, connected to the French (SNCF) and international rail networks. From the many lines that run through Lyon, Part-Dieu is directly connected to Paris, Marseille, Valence, Saint-Étienne, Nice, Montpellier, Perpignan, Barcelona, Rouen, Roissy, Lille, Brussels, Geneva, Tours, Metz, Strasbourg, Nantes, Rennes, Grenoble, Bordeaux, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Le Havre, Karlsruhe, Frankfurt.

The station is served by France's high-speed rail service, TGV, in addition to Intercity and regional TER trains. The following services call at Lyon-Part-Dieu (list incomplete):

  • High speed services (TGV) Paris—Lyon
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris—Lyon—Montpellier—Narbonne—Perpignan
  • High speed services (TGV) Lyon—Nîmes—Montpellier—Perpignan—Barcelona
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Marseilles—Cannes—Nice
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Nîmes—Montpellier—Toulouse
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille—Arras—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Nîmes—Montpellier
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille—Arras—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Marseilles
  • High speed services (TGV) Brussels—Lille—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Marseilles
  • High speed services (TGV) Brussels—Lille—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Nîmes—Montpellier—Perpignan
  • High speed services (TGV) Frankfurt—Karlsruhe—Strasbourg—Mulhouse—Dijon—Lyon—Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Strasbourg—Mulhouse—Besançon—Lons-le-Saunier—Bourg-en-Bresse—Ambérieu—Lyon—Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Basel/Strasbourg—Mulhouse—Dijon—Lyon—Marseille/Montpellier
  • High speed services (TGV) Metz—Nancy—Dijon—Lyon—Montpellier/Marseille—Nice
  • High speed services (TGV) Bordeaux—Toulouse—Montpellier—Lyon—Dijon
  • High speed services (TGV) Rennes/Nantes—Massy TGV—Lyon—Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Le Havre—Rouen—Massy TGV—Lyon—Marseille
  • Intercity services (Intercités) Nantes—Tours—Bourges—Nevers—Moulins—Lyon
  • Local service (TER Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Mâcon—Chalon-sur-Sâone—Dijon—Laroche-Migennes—Sens—Paris
  • Local service (TER Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Ambérieu—Bellegarde—Genéve/St Gervais-les-Bains/Evian-les-Bains
  • Local service (TER Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Ambérieu—Bourg-en-Bresse—Lons-le-Saunier—Besançon—Belfort
  • Local service (TER Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Ambérieu—Aix-les-Bains—Annecy
  • Local service (TER Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Chambéry—Bourg-Saint-Maurice/Modane
  • Local service (TER Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Bourgoin-Jallieu—Grenoble
  • Local
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