daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Subways and Urban Transport

Subways and Urban Transport Metros, subways, light rail, trams, buses and other local transport systems



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old September 12th, 2004, 01:15 AM   #1
Trisuno
Registered User
 
Trisuno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lyon, France
Posts: 675
Likes (Received): 170

LYON | Public Transport

Lyon's trolley




Trisuno no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old May 1st, 2008, 08:58 PM   #2
urgel23
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 247
Likes (Received): 16

Lyon Metro


http://www.cityrailtransit.com/lyon/lyon_gallery.htm
urgel23 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2008, 10:20 PM   #3
edubejar
Registered User
 
edubejar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,375
Likes (Received): 30

That's it?

I thought all metro trains were orange in Lyon.
edubejar no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2008, 10:50 PM   #4
Minato ku
Moderator
 
Minato ku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Paris, Montrouge
Posts: 16,749

A thread about Lyon metro.



Even if it is not the second largest system in km nor the second oldest, Lyon metro is by far the second metro network in France.

It was inaugured the 28 april 1978.
The system with 4 lines is long of 30 km (80% underground) with 40 stations, it carry 700,000 passengers per workday that make it the second busiest subway network of France.

Of its four lines.
Three are rubber tired (lines A, B, D)
One is steel tired rack-railway. (line C)
One is driverless. (line D)

Lyon metro is different of other french systems in several case.
It has a large loading gauge of 2.9m
Train run on the left.







image hosted on flickr




__________________
すみません !
J’aime Paris et je veux des tours !
Minato ku no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2008, 03:18 AM   #5
Minato ku
Moderator
 
Minato ku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Paris, Montrouge
Posts: 16,749

Quote:
Originally Posted by edubejar View Post
That's it?

I thought all metro trains were orange in Lyon.
All metro train where orange before the first refurbished trains in 1998.
All trains of the line A and B were refurbished between 1998 and 2002.
The trains of the line C were between 2005 and 2007

Only the trains of the line D wich date of 1992 are orange because unrefurbished.

__________________
すみません !
J’aime Paris et je veux des tours !

Last edited by Minato ku; May 7th, 2009 at 11:17 AM.
Minato ku no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2008, 01:09 PM   #6
Minato ku
Moderator
 
Minato ku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Paris, Montrouge
Posts: 16,749

Here a big map of the system

http://carto.metro.free.fr/metro-lyon/

Look at the cute trains of Lyon metro.
I really like it.







__________________
すみません !
J’aime Paris et je veux des tours !
Minato ku no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2008, 01:54 PM   #7
Songoten2554
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Miami Florida
Posts: 1,063
Likes (Received): 87

yep there cute allright and the front its like bubbly its the bubble metro hehe funny word about that.

Lyon metro seems to be the second metro of france and probably the lesser known then the paris metro but then again i guess for Lyon this one serves the city good?
Songoten2554 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2008, 06:01 PM   #8
Bitxofo
¡Viva el metro!
 
Bitxofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Alderaan BCN BKK ATH PAR LON SYD SFO CPT TYO SCL CHC BUE SCG SVQ AGP BDN
Posts: 37,523
Likes (Received): 3671

Lyon metro is lovely, and the trains are very "pop".

I love it!
__________________
www.urbanrail.net
Εγώ είμαι ο Νταβόρ!!
David (DavoR for my friends)
川添 Kawazoe (riverside) 海斗 Kaito (big dipper of the ocean), in Japanese.
Yo si la ciudad no tiene metro, como que no es gran ciudad y entonces ya paso de vivir allí. Norreport+12000
Bitxofo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2008, 10:56 PM   #9
micro
Registered User
 
micro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hamburg, .de Home: everywhere
Posts: 1,259
Likes (Received): 106

Some 13 years ago I've been there for a day or so. The only thing I remember is that the red seats were very comfortable, looking like lounge sofas with their soft cushions.

Lyon metro's key data: http://mic-ro.com/metro/metrocity.html?city=Lyon

And they have some interestuing stations. I've recently found this photo of an interesting platform illuminated from below (photo from Wikimedia):

micro no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2008, 01:04 AM   #10
Chavito
Registered User
 
Chavito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: A 2.400 metros sobre el nivel del mar
Posts: 549
Likes (Received): 5

I really love this metro.

What it was surprising was that trains run on the left, when (specially in Line D), access are directly to the platforms, so it was a little bit confusing.
Chavito no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 29th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #11
Minato ku
Moderator
 
Minato ku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Paris, Montrouge
Posts: 16,749

That's I love in Lyon metro it is the sound.





__________________
すみません !
J’aime Paris et je veux des tours !
Minato ku no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2008, 05:40 AM   #12
trainrover
:-x
 
trainrover's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 5,787
Likes (Received): 738

How did the decision to have trains travelling on the left occur there?
trainrover no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2008, 09:35 PM   #13
Gag Halfrunt
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 719
Likes (Received): 27

Quote:
Originally Posted by trainrover View Post
How did the decision to have trains travelling on the left occur there?
It's because main line railways in France have left hand traffic.
Quote:
Trains often do not operate on the same side of the road as cars do. In France, for instance, the first train lines were built by British engineers, so kept to the left - which is the opposite for cars. The Paris RER trains keep left, but have to operate on separate tracks within the Paris Metro area which was designed to run on the right. Another anomaly occurs in the Alsace-Moselle region, where trains keep to the right because the lines were built in the late 19th century when Alsace-Moselle had been part of Germany. Bridges at the former border allow the trains to swap sides.
Gag Halfrunt no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 1st, 2008, 09:31 AM   #14
DJZG
...rodjen na Balkanu...
 
DJZG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Zagreb, HR
Posts: 764
Likes (Received): 10

looks pretty neat someone said, like bubble

are there some planning for expand the network? maybe some pictures?
DJZG no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 1st, 2008, 10:22 PM   #15
Minato ku
Moderator
 
Minato ku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Paris, Montrouge
Posts: 16,749

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gag Halfrunt View Post
Exactly it was planned to connect Lyon metro with the SNCF lines to deserve better the suburbs.
It also explain the large loading gauge.
__________________
すみません !
J’aime Paris et je veux des tours !
Minato ku no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2008, 11:43 AM   #16
FabriFlorence
Registered User
 
FabriFlorence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Firenze
Posts: 1,772
Likes (Received): 401

I love Lyon and its metro! It's modern, beautiful, elegant, safe, clean and very efficent. Its only problem is the network that is too small, 40 stations are few for the second metropolitan area in France, (1.300.000 inhabitants).
FabriFlorence no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2008, 12:25 PM   #17
Minato ku
Moderator
 
Minato ku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Paris, Montrouge
Posts: 16,749

In fact Lyon metropolitan area is 1,800,000 inhabitants.

In France there is a lack of investissement in transportation in every big cities concerning the subway.
The city that is closest to have a new lines is Rennes.
In Lyon metro only two new station are in project.

The line D trains have only two cars for carrying about 290,000 passengers, it is a way too small and this line suffer in rush hours some problem of overcrowding so longitudinal seat will be installated.

I agree Lyon clearly lacks of something but it is not really new subway station.
Lyon lacks of a real suburban rail system.
__________________
すみません !
J’aime Paris et je veux des tours !
Minato ku no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2008, 03:12 PM   #18
thib8500
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,876
Likes (Received): 770

The suburban rail has been in progress since last december, but it's still too small (one train every 30 min in the rush hour and one train an hour the rest of the day). Three tram-train lines are going to be constructed in 2011, though.
thib8500 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2008, 08:22 PM   #19
trainrover
:-x
 
trainrover's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 5,787
Likes (Received): 738

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gag Halfrunt View Post
Right!

I noticed this about France, but never heard or read that fact.
trainrover no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2008, 04:42 PM   #20
spsmiler
Registered User
 
spsmiler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: London
Posts: 160
Likes (Received): 2

Every time I am in Lyon I am told to stop taking photographs of the transports - once a funicular train driver even escorted me out of the station - because he did not want me using a camera!

I have a small hand-held camera, no flash, no tripod.

Boo to TCL / Lyon.

Simon
__________________
Citizen Of Planet Earth
Living In The British Isles.
spsmiler no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
lyon

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium