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Gare de Lyon-Perrache

The frontage of the station
Location 14, cours de Verdun
Perrache, Lyon
Elevation 174 m (571 ft)
Owned by RFF / SNCF
Operated by SNCF
Line(s) Paris–Marseille
Lyon–Marseille (via Grenoble)
Lyon–Geneva (border)
TER- Rhône-Alpes
Service auto-train

The station's façade in 1903.

Lyon-Perrache (French: gare de Lyon-Perrache) is a large railway station located in the Perrache district, in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon, France. The station was opened in 1855 and is located on the Paris–Marseille railway, Lyon–Geneva railway and Moret–Lyon railway. The train services are operated by SNCF and includes TGV, Intercity and local services.

The station was built in 1855 by Alexis Cendrier for the CF du PLM. The building was built in classical style and is composed of a double rooftop and a large passenger building.

The station lost its view of the city when the transport interchange and dual-carriageway were built in the 1970s. Although much modern building has somewhat tarnished the look of the area, the station retains much of its original features:

  • The station front features the names of towns served by trains departing Lyon-Perrache.
  • The platforms are covered by two twin iron rooftops.

It is the terminus of the LGV Sud-Est line, the high-speed railway line from Paris. It is also served by conventional trains from other parts of France, and is the terminus of Line A of the Lyon Metro. It is also the terminus of one of the Lyon tram lines.

Today, however, Perrache is no longer the primary rail station serving Lyon. Instead, the Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, constructed in the 1970s in a large planned business district outside of the central city, acts as the more popular embarkation point for most high-speed trains, especially to Paris and the north.


A rebuilding of the station is planned for completion by 2020, with a view to improving the interchange, which by then will be 50 years old.

Train services

Saint-Étienne, Roanne, Bourgoin-Jallieu, Villefranche, Vienne, Bourg-en-Bresse and Ambérieu.

The station is served by the following services:

  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Lyon
  • Intercity services (Intercités) Bordeaux - Périgueux - Limoges
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