Lyon tramway

The Lyon tramway (French: Tramway de Lyon) comprises eight lines, seven lines operated by TCL and one by Rhônexpress in the city of Lyon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France. The original tramway network in Lyon was developed in 1879, and the modern network was built in 2001.[1]

Lyon tramway
Native nameTramway de Lyon
OwnerSYTRAL Mobilités (in French)
LocaleLyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Transit typeLight rail/tram
Number of lines8 (T1-T7 & Rhônexpress)[1][2]
Number of stations104 (T1-T7 & Rhônexpress)[1][2]
Annual ridership96,449,142 (2019) (excluding Rhônexpress) [3]
Began operation2001[1]
Operator(s)TCL (T1-T7)
Rhônexpress (Rhônexpress)
System length66.3 km (41.2 mi) (T1-T5)[1]
22 km (14 mi) (Rhônexpress)[2]
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
System map
Map of Lyon rail public transit network

Lines T1 and T2 opened in January 2001; T3 opened in December 2006; line T4 opened in April 2009; line Rhônexpress (airport connector) opened in August 2010; line T5 opened in November 2012; line T6 opened in November 2019 and line T7 opened in February 2021. The tramway system complements the Lyon Metro and forms an integral part of the public transportation system (TCL) in Lyon. The network of 7 tram lines (T1-T7) operated by TCL runs 66.3 kilometres (41.2 mi);[1] the single line operated by Rhônexpress runs for 22 kilometres (14 mi)[2] (including approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) shared with the T3 tram line[2]). The network is currently served by 73 Alstom Citadis 302 and 34 Alstom Citadis 402 trams.

Line T1 extends from Debourg to La Doua - IUT Feyssine via Perrache, Gare Part-Dieu - Vivier Merle and Charpennes. Line T2 runs from Hôtel de Région - Montrochet to Saint-Priest - Bel-Air via Perrache, Jean Macé, Grange Blanche and Porte des Alpes. Line T3 goes from Gare Part-Dieu - Villette to Meyzieu Z.I. (on weekends) and Meyzieu Les Panettes (on weekdays) via Vaulx-en-Velin - La Soie. Line T4 runs from La Doua - Gaston Berger to Hôpital Feyzin Vénissieux via Charpennes, Gare Part-Dieu - Villette, Jet d'Eau and Gare de Vénissieux. Line T5 runs from Grange Blanche to Eurexpo. Line T6 runs from Debourg to Hôpitaux Est - Pinel via Beauvisage - CISL, Mermoz - Pinel and Desgenettes. Line T7 links Vaulx-en-Velin - La Soie to Décines - OL Vallée.

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