Former main entrance of Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu prior to its demolition in 2018
|Location||Lyon, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes|
|Line(s)||Paris-Marseille railway |
Gare de la Part-Dieu (literally "Property of God" railway station) is the primary railway station in Lyon's Central Business District in France. It is located on the Paris-Lyon-Marseille railway. The train services are mainly operated by SNCF with frequent TGV high-speed and TER regional services with Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn also operating a few services through the station. Lyon's secondary station is Gare de Lyon-Perrache south of the city centre.
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 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.
In spring 2018, major reconstruction and refurbishment works began to rebuild the entire station and its near surroundings by 2022. As of December 2018, the former entrance building has been already partly torn down.
The station has significantly surpassed its initial traffic expectations, from a moderate 35,000 passengers a day in 1983 to 80,000 passengers on 500 trains a day in 2001. Because of the increased traffic, the station was renovated from 1995–2001 to increase the number of platforms and alter the exterior. In 2010, the station served roughly 51.1 million passengers, approaching 140,000 for an average weekday.
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, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Le Havre, Karlsruhe, Frankfurt, Milan, Turin, London. Part-Dieu also has connections to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) by TGV and has been assigned the "XYD" airport code. The SNCF is proposing connection services to CDG under code sharing agreement with many airlines.
- High speed services (TGV) Paris—Lyon/Saint-Étienne
- High speed services (TGV) Paris—Lyon—Chambéry--Turin--Milan
- High speed services (TGV) Lyon—Nîmes—Montpellier—Perpignan—Barcelona
- High speed services (TGV) Lyon—Marne-la-Vallée—Champagne-ArdenneTGV—Nancy
- High speed services (TGV) Lille—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Nîmes—Montpellier
- High speed services (TGV) Lille—Arras—Marne-la-Vallée���Lyon—Nîmes—Montpellier
- High speed services (TGV) Lille—Arras—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Marseille
- High speed services (TGV) Brussels—Lille—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Marseille-Nice
- High speed services (TGV) Brussels—Lille—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Nîmes—Montpellier-Perpignan
- High speed services (TGV) Frankfurt—Karlsruhe—Strasbourg—Mulhouse—Besançon—Lyon—Marseille
- High speed services (TGV) Luxembourg/Metz/Strasbourg—Mulhouse—Dijon—Lyon--Marseille/Montpellier
- High speed services (TGV) (Nancy— Strasbourg -- Besançon -- Dijon—)Lyon—Marseille—Nice
- High speed services (TGV) Toulouse—Montpellier—Lyon
- High speed services (TGV) Rennes/Nantes—Massy TGV—Lyon/Marseille/Montpellier
- High speed services (TGV) Le Havre—Rouen—Massy TGV—Lyon—Marseille
- High speed services (Eurostar) London—Ashford—Lyon—Avignon—Marseille
- Intercity services (Intercités) Nantes—Tours—Bourges—Nevers—Moulins—Lyon
- Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Mâcon—Chalon-sur-Saône—Dijon—Laroche-Migennes—Sens—Paris
- Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Ambérieu—Bellegarde—Genève/St Gervais-les-Bains/Evian-les-Bains
- Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Ambérieu—Bourg-en-Bresse—Lons-le-Saunier—Besançon—Belfort
- Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Chambéry—Bourg-Saint-Maurice/Modane
- Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Bourgoin-Jallieu—Grenoble
- Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Vienne—Valence—Montélimar—Orange—Avignon—Miramas—Marseille
- Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Tarare—Roanne—Vichy—Clermont-Ferrand
- Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Givors—Saint-Étienne—Firminy
- Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Lozanne—Paray-le-Monial—Saincaize—Bourges—Tours
- Local service (TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Lyon—Villars-les-Dombes—Bourg-en-Bresse
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- thisislyon.fr - Closing of Avenue Pompidou Marks Beginning of Major Works 5 March 2018
- "Timetables TER Rhône-Alpes". Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
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