Gare de Lyon Part Dieu is not a pretty station, but it does fit in very well with the surrounding modern architecture. The station was built in 1978 as part of the new Part-Dieu urban project in conjunction with a large shopping centre and the tallest skyscraper in the region, nicknamed Le Crayon due to its shape.
Part-Dieu, the main station in Lyon, is directly connected to Paris, Marseille, Valence, Saint-Étienne, Nice, Perpignan, Rouen, Roissy, Lille, Brussels, Geneva, Metz, Strasbourg, Tarbes, Bayonne, Nantes, Grenoble and Bordeaux. The station is served by France's high-speed rail service, TGV, in addition to regional TER trains and is used by over 51 million passengers a year.
The front of the station is formed by two square concrete frames, between which sits a station clock. Inside the platforms are reached from the main concourse by escaltors up and lifts.
There are plenty of cafes, newsagents and shops inside the station and has a wi-fi hotspot. There's a Travelex in the main station hall, handily next to the Police station. There's a manual and automatic left luggage near to the welocme point in the main hall.
The station is well served by public transport. Access to the Metro Station "Part-Dieu Vivier Merle" is right from the Esplanade Charles Béraudier in front of the Station.
Metro Ligne B - Charpennes - Stade de Gerland
Bus stops are found around the Vivier Merle exit of the station
C1 - GARE PART DIEU – CUIRE
C2 - GARE PART DIEU - RILLIEUX SEMAILLES
C3 - GARE ST PAUL - VAULX LA GRAPPINIERES
C9 - BELLECOUR - HOPITAUX EST (Bellecour is central and the main tourist office is there).
There are other bus lines too.
Trams stop at the front of the station.
T1 - Montrochet - IUT Feyssine
T3 - Lyon Part Dieu – Meyzieux
Place Béraudier or next to Rue Villette.
The station has plenty of lifts and there is assistance for travellers that need it.
If you require assistance you can telephone 0 890 640 650. The Acces Plus service is located in main hall near the welcome point. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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