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Old August 22nd, 2008, 09:18 PM   #21
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Old August 28th, 2008, 06:48 PM   #22
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Old April 24th, 2009, 11:49 AM   #23
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A little focus on Lyon suburban rail (a sort of S-Bahn system) :

the picture is a little too big and not complete http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/999...utclterweb.jpg

Some lines (in west and south west) have 4 trains/hour in the rush and 2 trains/hour the rest of the day, the others have a 2 trains/hour in the rush and 1 train/hour the rest of the day.

This suburbain rail is not very frequented (less than 100 000 a day) but it grows by about 10 % a year.

Two lines in west are going to have new tram-train cars in 2011.
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Old April 24th, 2009, 06:37 PM   #24
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So looking forward to visiting France in September!

What are some good quick day trips from Paris to do some railfanning?
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Old April 24th, 2009, 06:52 PM   #25
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Lyon is the typical Central European town (for me it's Central Europe). Fairly big but with an amazing network. Impressive!
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Old April 24th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #26
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The new interior of the line D train.

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Old April 24th, 2009, 10:42 PM   #27
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The new interior of the line D train.
I've already had the chance to ride the renovated train several times... It looks very plastic. I prefer the old color scheme...
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Old April 27th, 2009, 04:44 AM   #28
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Are there any plans to extend the metro or tram systems to the airport?
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Old April 27th, 2009, 05:07 AM   #29
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This project is called LESLY, it is a extended of the T3 to the airport, as I know the trams will that serve the airport would be express in the current T3 line. I don't know much more about this project.

Shame, the Lyon's forumers are the most active in the french forum but in the international one they are too quiet.

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I've already had the chance to ride the renovated train several times... It looks very plastic. I prefer the old color scheme...
I prefer the new one, a way more convienent and effecient in rush hours.
The lighting is also better.
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Old April 27th, 2009, 09:22 AM   #30
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Lesly's going to be ready in 2010.

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Shame, the Lyon's forumers are the most active in the french forum but in the international one they are too quiet.

You know that people in Lyon are very quiet in real life too. Maybe they think their city is not that interresting because it's not that big.
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Old April 27th, 2009, 10:14 AM   #31
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i like the trains and the stations, nice, clean and modern
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Old April 27th, 2009, 10:41 AM   #32
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I know the topic is Lyon Métro, but it's a pity we don't speak about Lyon tram which is the longer tram network in France, with about 50 km of tracks. It carries about 200 000 passengers a day (80 000 for T1 and T2, more than 20 000 for T3 and T4).

It uses Alstom Citadis 302 with a special nose that reminds silkworms (Lyon is a big place for silk industry) though it looks more a dolphin to me.

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Old April 27th, 2009, 01:06 PM   #33
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This project is called LESLY, it is a extended of the T3 to the airport, as I know the trams will that serve the airport would be express in the current T3 line. I don't know much more about this project.

Shame, the Lyon's forumers are the most active in the french forum but in the international one they are too quiet.
Here's some info about LESLYS. The line will link the train station of Lyon Part-Dieu (on the side of Villette) to the international airport Lyon - Saint-Exupéry. It will have 4 stations:

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       STATION                               LINK TO OTHER LINES
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Gare Part-Dieu Villette    | B*, T1*, T3, T4**
Vaux-en-Velin La Soie      | A, T3
Meyzieu Zone Industrielle  | T3
Aéroport Saint-Exupéry     |
* Gare Part-Dieu Vivier Merle
** planned

Between Part-Dieu Villette and Meyzieu Zone Industrielle LESLYS shares tracks with T3, so the construction works have been already done. Currently they are extending the tracks to the airport. An interesting fact is that the whole line runs over the platform of the historic Eastern railway of Lyon which has been acquired by the department of Rhône from the SNCF in order to build T3 and LESLYS. LESLYS has been also taken into account when the airport train station was constructed, so they left some place for the tracks. On some stations of the section shared with T3 there are central tracks for LESLYS trains to bypass T3 trams.

Here you can see four tracks at Meyzieu Gare:


Three tracks bypass at Gare de Villeurbanne:


Some photos from the construction works near the airport, January-February 2009:

The place reserved for LESLYS:


The tram will run next to the TGV lines:




The service is expected to begin in August 2010.

The pictures are from lyon-en-lignes.org


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I prefer the new one, a way more convienent and effecient in rush hours.
The lighting is also better.
The white makes it too bright to my eyes...
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Old July 8th, 2009, 10:12 PM   #34
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Metro Line C video (Probably the steepest in the world)
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Old July 8th, 2009, 10:48 PM   #35
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Is it possible to ride Lyon's Metro, Trams, Funiculars, and Trolleys in one day?

If not, what are the best stations to visit?

<----Visiting in September.
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The best stations to visit are Valmy (métro D), Gerland and Debourg (métro B). But you must also visit Montplaisir-Lumière station because of the cinema museum just right out of it.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 05:10 PM   #37
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LYON | Public Transport

With 2 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, Lyon is the second largest city of France.
The city has a wide public transport system with metro, tramway, trolleybus, bus, funicular.

The network has four metro lines, four tramway lines (and a direct airport link called Rhonexpress) and two funicular lines.

A map of the major lines


The ridership in 2010.
Metro: 183.3 million
Bus and trolleybus: 138 million
Tramway: 57.5 million
Funicular: 3.5 million
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Is this the new oficial map?
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Old December 27th, 2011, 05:52 PM   #39
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Lyon metro

Lyon metro was inaugurated in 1978, it is the third metro network opened in France after Paris (1900) and Marseille (1977).
With 33.2 km and 40 stations, it is the third largest (after Paris and Lille).
With 183 million passengers in 2010, it is the second busiest network.

Lyon metro has 4 lines, called A, B, C and D
Unlike all the other metro system in France, Lyon metro trains run on the left and have a wide loading gauge (2.9m).

Excluded Croix-Paquet station in the line C (one of the steepest metro station in the world), all the network is step free.

Perrache - Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie
The line A opened in 1978, it is 9.3 km long with 14 stations.
The line is rubber tired, manually operated with ATO.
The rolling stock is the MPL 75 (MP for rubert tired train, L for Lyon and 75 for the conception date).



Charpennes Charles Hernu - Gare d'Oullins
The line B opened in 1978, it is 6.2 km long with 9 stations.
The line B has the same features as the line A.
This line should be converted for driverless operation.



Hotel de Ville Louis Pradel - Cuire
The line C is an old funicular refurbished and converted in metro. it is 2.5 km long for 5 stations
The line is a rack railway in its first kilometer (between Hotel de Ville and Croix Rousse).
The rolling stock is the MCL 80 (MC for rack railway metro, "Crémaillère" in french).



Gare de Vaise - Gare de Vénissieux
The line D opened in 1991, with 12.6 km and 15 station, it is the longest and busiest line of the network.
The line D is rubber tired driverless operated and its rolling stock is the MPL 85.




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Is this the new oficial map?
Yes it is, if you want my opinion, I prefered the old design.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 06:39 PM   #40
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Some pictures of the metro network.

MPL 75
This rolling stock run since 1978, it was refurbished in the end of the 1990's and by now its interior are modified to better acommodate the crowd.
Trains have three cars

Old interior configuration

New


MCL 80
This stock run since 1984, it was refurbished in the mid 2000's.
Trains have two cars.


MPL 85
This stock run since 1991, it was the first stock with a new reorganised interior.
It still has the original orange lively and will be refurbished in the 2010's.
Trains have only two cars.



The former interior, not existing anymore
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