Lyon, France Metro

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Metro Ligne D at Gorge de Loup. Photo by Bernard Chatreau, January 2001.

Station By Station

Line A & B

  • Line A: Perrache - Laurent Bonnevay: Opened on 2 May 1978.
  • Line B: Charpennes - Part-Dieu : opened on 2 May 1978.
  • Line B: Part-Dieu - Jean-Macé : opened on 9 September 1981.
  • Line B: Jean-Macé - Gerland : opened on 5 September 2000.
  • Totally underground.
  • Rubber-tyred trains.

Line C

A surprisingly short line, Métro line C began as a funicular between Croix-Paquet and Croix-Rousse, which opened on 12 April 1891 with a 17% grade. It closed on 3 July 1972. The upper station was rebuilt and the line became a rack railway in 1974, and was connected to the Métro line A at Hôtel-de-Ville on 2 May 1978, date of the opening of the Métro system. The line was extended from Croix-Rousse to Cuire without the rack system, on a disused railway ROW, on 8 December 1984. The rolling stock is 5 sets of two-car trains, able to run on both rack sections and non-rack sections, built by Alsthom in 1984. The line is underground, except in Croix-Paquet station and between Hénon and Cuire (Hénon is an underground station, Cuire is a ground-level station).

Ligne D

  • Grange-Blanche - Gorge-de-Loup: Opened on 4 September 1991.
  • Gare de Vénissieux - Grange-Blanche: Opened on 11 December 1992.
  • Gare de Vaise - Gorge-de-Loup: Opened on 28 April 1997.
  • Totally underground.
  • Rubber-tyred trains.
  • Automatic driverless trains (unlike other driverless train systems, there are no gates between the platforms and the trains, with no problems)
  • Two-cars trains, high frequency.

Route Map


Photo Gallery

Five Random Images

Image 22912

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Photo by: Bernard Chatreau
Location: Place Jean-Jaurès

Image 22945

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Photo by: Bernard Chatreau
Location: Cuire

Image 22955

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Photo by: Bernard Chatreau
Location: Bellecour

Image 38016

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Photo by: Stephan Rouzies
Location: Bellecour

Image 38026

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Photo by: Stephan Rouzies
Location: Gare de Vaise

More Images: 1-50 51-100 101-118

Photos By Location


Perrache, Ampère-Victor Hugo, Bellecour, Cordeliers, Hôtel de Ville-Louis Pradel, Foch, Masséna, Charpennes-Charles Hernu, République Villeurbanne, Gratte-Ciel, Flachet, Cusset, Laurent Bonnevay


Stade-de-Gerland, Debourg, Place Jean-Jaurès, Jean-Macé, Saxe-Gambetta, Place Guichard, Part-Dieu, Brotteaux, Charpennes-Charles Hernu


Hôtel de Ville-Louis Pradel, Croix-Paquet, Croix-Rousse, Hénon, Cuire


Gare de Vaise, Valmy, Gorge de Loup, Vieux Lyon, Bellecour, Guillotière, Saxe-Gambetta, Garibaldi, Sans-Souci, Montplasier-Lumière, Grange-Blanche, Laënnec, Mermoz-Pinel, Parilly, Gare de Vénissieux

Page Credits

Route Map by Seth Morgan.

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