Lyon-Part-Dieu station

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Gare Part-Dieu 2016.jpg
Former main entrance of Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu prior to its demolition in 2018
LocationLyon, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Line(s)Paris-Marseille railway
LyonGeneva railway
Other information
Station code87723197
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Paris-Lyon
toward northern France
toward southeastern France
toward Metz-Ville
toward southeastern France
toward Luxembourg
toward Le Havre
toward Nantes
toward Dijon-Ville
TER Bourgogne-Franche-ComtéTerminus
TerminusTER PACA 10
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 1
toward Grenoble
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 3
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 4
toward Annecy
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 6
toward Firminy
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 9Terminus
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 32
TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 35
toward Chambéry
TerminusTER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 54
toward Chambéry
DB Fernverkehr
towards Marseille
towards Frankfurt
Lyon-Part-Dieu is located in France
Location in France
Lyon-Part-Dieu is located in Europe
Location in Europe

Gare de la Part-Dieu (literally "Property of God" railway station) is the primary railway station of Lyon's Central Business District in France. It belongs to the Paris-Lyon-Marseille railway. Train services are mainly operated by SNCF with frequent TGV high-speed and TER regional services that include Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn. Lyon's second railway station, Gare de Lyon-Perrache, is located in the south of the historical centre.


Platforms at Part-Dieu
Interior of the station

Originally opened in 1859 as a freight station,[2] 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, 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: Perrache (in the city center), Lyon-Vaise, Saint-Paul, Gorge de Loup, and Jean Macé Station.

In spring 2018, major reconstruction and refurbishment works began to rebuild the entire station and its near surroundings by 2022.[3] 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.

Local transportation[edit]

Lyon Part-Dieu has direct access to the Lyon Metro (line B) and tramways T1, T3, and T4. Part-Dieu is also connected to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport via the dedicated Rhônexpress tram service.

Rail connections[edit]

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 called TGV Air, under code sharing agreement with many airlines.

Current international services[edit]

  • High speed services (Eurostar) London—Ashford—Lyon—Avignon—Marseille.[4] However, during the COVID-19 crisis, Eurostar decided to suspend its connection with the South of France[5]
  • High speed services (TGV) Brussels—Lille—Marne-la-Vallée—Lyon—Marseille
  • 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
  • Local service (TER Auvergne-RHône-Alpes) Lyon-Part-Dieu—Ambérieu—Culoz—Bellegarde—Génève(Cornavin)

Current national services[edit]

The station is served by France's high-speed rail service, TGV, in addition to Intercity :[6]

  • 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) 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
  • Intercity services (Intercités) Nantes—Tours—Bourges—Nevers—Moulins—Lyon

Current local services[edit]

  • 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

Projected services[edit]

  • Intercity service Bordeaux-Lyon with new cooperative operator Railcoop, planned for mid-2022[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fréquentation en gares". SNCF. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Lyon-Part-Dieu (in french)". Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  3. ^ - Closing of Avenue Pompidou Marks Beginning of Major Works 5 March 2018
  4. ^ "From London to the south of France: when trains are cheaper than a flight". The Guardian. 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Plus d'Eurostar entre Londres, Lyon et Marseille". RadioScoop. 25 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Timetables TER Rhône-Alpes". Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  7. ^ "French cooperative targets Bordeaux-Lyon in 2022". Railway Gazette.

External links[edit]

Media related to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 45°45′38″N 4°51′34″E / 45.76056°N 4.85944°E / 45.76056; 4.85944