The Lyon metro map shows all the stations and lines of the Lyon metro. This metro map of Lyon will allow you to easily plan your routes in the metro of Lyon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - France. The Lyon metro map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Lyon metro, in Lyon, France, first opened in 1978 and now consists of four lines as its shown in Metro map Lyon. It is part of the Transports en Commun Lyonnais (TCL) system of public transport, and is supported by a network of tramways. Unlike all other French metro systems (except one, the RER), Lyon metro trains run on the left like the SNCF . This is the result of an unrealized project to run the metro into the suburbs on existing railway lines. The loading gauge for lines A, B, and D is 2.90 m (9 ft 6.2 in), more generous than the average for metros in Europe. The loading gauge for line C is 2.78 m (9 ft 1.4 in). The Lyon Metro owes its inspiration to the Montreal Metro which was built a few years prior, and has similar (wider) rubber-wheel cars and station design. The total track length is 30 km (18.6 mi), 80% of which is underground and it has over 708,000 daily weekday boardings.
The Metro, like the rest of the local public transport system, is operated by SLTC - the Société lyonnaise de transport en commun (Lyon public transport company), under the TCL brand - Transports en commun lyonnais (Lyon public transport). It is operated on behalf of SYTRAL - the Syndicat de transports de l'Agglomération lyonnaise (Lyon metropolitan transport syndicate), a Syndicat Mixte. All metro stations are wheelchair accessible , and are equipped with Turnstiles (except Vieux-Lyon, due end of 2007) as its illustrated in Metro map Lyon.
Lyon Metro has four lines: Line A, Line B, Line C, and Line D. Line C as you can see in Metro map Lyon is the only line that uses steel tires. The rest of the lines cars use rubber tires. Some of its stations have peculiarities, such as being on a steep mountainside, or having colorful decorations. In 2014, Lyon Metro got almost 200 million passengers. The metro goes at 80 km/h of max speed. Other public and private vehicle networks associated with Lyon Metro are: Rhonexpress, Dragonfly, Full Moon, Optibus, as well as trams, buses, and the trolley bus. In Lyon Metro, as well as other public vehicles owned by TCL, a person could use the same ticket for all vehicles during one hour without needing to validate the ticket. TCL gives information and offers Lyon Metro tickets from Mondays to Saturdays. TCL gives tickets and information from Monday to Friday, from 7:30 in the morning to 7:00 in the evening, and on Saturdays, from 9:00 in the morning until 6:00 in the evening.
The Lyon subway map shows all the stations and lines of the Lyon subway. This subway map of Lyon will allow you to easily plan your routes in the subway of Lyon en Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - France. The Lyon subway map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The subway network has 4 lines ( A B C D), 39 stations and runs with a frequency of up to a train every 2 minutes as its shown in Lyon subway map. Each identified on maps by different colors: Lines A ( Perrache - Laurent Bonnevay ) and B ( Charpennes - Part-Dieu ) were constructed using the cut-and-cover method, and went into service on May 2, 1978. Trains on both lines run on tires rather than steel wheels. Line B was extended to Jean Macé on September 9, 1981, then to Gerland on September 4, 2000. A further extension to Oullins is expected to open in 2013. An extension to Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie on Line A opened in October 2007. By 2013, line B will be automated with the same system as line D. Line A will also be automated, however not until 2017.
The Croix-Rousse-Croix-Paquet rack railway , which was refurbished in 1974, was integrated into the Metro in 1978 as line C , running from ( Hôtel-de-Ville to Croix-Rousse ). It was extended to Cook on December 8, 1984. The line was constructed using various methods; the incline rising through a deep tunnel, the portion on the flat at Croix-Rousse using cut-and-cover, while the section beyond Hénon runs on the surface as its mentioned in Lyon subway map. The Croix Paquet station claims to be the steepest metro station in Europe, with an incline of 17%. Line C uses an overhead wire, while Lines A, B and D uses a third rail .
Line D as you can see in Lyon subway map began operation under human control on September 4, 1991 between Gorge-de-Loup and Grange-Blanche. The line was extended to Gare de Vénissieux on December 11, 1992, at which time it switched to automatic operation. Rubber-tyred trains run automatically with no driver on board, controlled by a system known as MAGGALY ( Métro Automatic à Grand Gabarit de l'Agglomeration Lyonnaise ). On April 28, 1997, it was extended again to Gare de Vaise. Being the deepest of the lines in Lyon, it was constructed mainly using boring machines and passes under both rivers, the Rhône and the Saône . At 13 km (8.08 mi) long, it is also the longest of the lines in Lyon.
The Lyon Tube map shows all the stations and lines of the Lyon Tube. This Tube map of Lyon will allow you to easily plan your routes in the Tube of Lyon en Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - France. The Lyon Tube map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Fishbones is an underground tunnel network running under the Croix-Rousse hill in Lyon 4th arrondissement as its shown in Lyon Tube map. Discovered in 1959, the Fishbones are a mystery of Lyon the city would rather forget. Cars and buses whizz through the Tunnel de la Croix-Rousse under Lyon 4th arrondissement. People bike, walk, and run through the pedestrian entryway, added to the network in 2013. To the side rise massive stone walls, marked by two slightly decayed alcoves unnoticed by passersby.
Lyon Fishbones are an underground network of tunnels, spanning the depths of the Croix Rousse hill and connecting to the Sarrasinières tunnel network that runs to Miribel in the North. 32 parallel galleries, created seemingly without cause and without explanation, which make up one of Lyon best-kept secrets. They are built of a stone that can only be found 50-80 kilometers north of Lyon as its mentioned in Lyon Tube map. They are also large, about 2 meters wide and 2.5 meters high, making them bigger than most underground galleries around the world.
Lyon better-known underground tunnels were first discovered in the 30s, when a part of the Fourvière hill collapsed and revealed the network underneath. The Fishbones, meanwhile, remained undiscovered until February of 1959, or according to the official story, 1963. An essential link between the east and west of Lyon, this single-tube dual-carriageway tunnel carries urban traffic totalling 47,000 vehicles/day. In addition to the major renovation work to bring the 1750-metre tunnel up to standard, a second tunnel was cut, dedicated to “soft” modes of transport (pedestrians, cyclists and electric buses as you can see in Lyon Tube map).