Gare de Lyon

Gare de Lyon

"Gare de Lyon" redirects here. For other uses, see Gare de Lyon (disambiguation).

This is the article on the mainline (national) train facilities. For the article on the Paris Metro (subway) facilites, see Gare de Lyon (Paris Métro). Both systems are totally and seamlessly integrated in one physical complex.

Gare de Lyon
Terminus
Entrance
Station statistics
Address 20 boulevard Diderot
75012 Paris
Line(s) Paris–Lyon railway
Platforms 23
Other information
Electrified 25 kV 50 Hz
1.5 kV DC (Underground RER Lines)
Owned by SNCF
Services
TGV
Thello
Intercités
TER Bourgogne
RER
Transilien



Paris-Gare de Lyon (or Gare de Lyon) is one of the six large mainline railway station termini in Paris, France. It handles about 90,000,000 passengers every year, making it the third busiest station of France and one of the busiest of Europe. It is the northern terminus of the Paris–Marseille railway. It is named after the city of Lyon, a stop for many long-distance trains departing here, most en route to the south of France. The station is located in the XIIe arrondissement, on the north bank of the river Seine, in the east of Paris.

The station is served by high-speed TGV trains to south and eastern France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. The station also hosts regional trains and the RER and also by the Gare de Lyon metro station.

History

The station was built for the World Exposition of 1900. On multiple levels, it is considered a classic example of the architecture of its time. Most notable is the large clock tower atop one corner of the station, similar in style to the clock tower of the United Kingdom Houses of Parliament, home to Big Ben.

The station houses the Le Train Bleu restaurant, which has served drinks and meals to travellers and other guests since 1901 in an ornately-decorated setting.

On 27 June 1988, a runaway train crashed into a stationary rush-hour train, killing 56 people and injuring a further 55.

The station was featured in the comedy film Mr. Bean's Holiday, starring Rowan Atkinson.

Train services

From Gare de Lyon train services depart to major French cities such as: Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Montpellier, Perpignan, Dijon, Besançon, Grenoble and a number of destinations in the Alps.

International services operate to Italy: Turin, Milan, Switzerland: Geneva, Zurich, Bern, Interlaken, Lausanne and Brig and Spain: Figueres (connections to Barcelona and Madrid).

The following services currently call at Gare de Lyon:

  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Lyon
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Lyon - Avignon - Aix-en-Provence - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Aix-en-Provence - St. Raphael - Cannes - Antibes - Nice
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Lyon - Montpellier - Narbonne - Perpignan
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Lyon - Montpellier - Narbonne - Perpignan - Figueres Vilafant
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Grenoble
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Bellegarde - Geneva
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Bellegarde - Annemasse - Evian-les-Bains
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Chambéry - Aix-les-Bains - Annecy
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Chambéry - Turin - Milan
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Dijon - Lausanne (- Brig)
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Dijon - Bern - Interlaken
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Dijon - Besançon - Belfort - Mulhouse
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Dijon - Besançon-Viotte
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Dijon - Chalon-sur-Saône
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Belfort - Mulhouse - Basel - Zurich
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Valence - Avignon - Miramas
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Chambéry - Albertville - Bourg-Saint-Maurice (Winter)
  • Night train (Thello) Paris - Bologna - Florence - Rome
  • Night train (Thello) Paris - Milan - Verona - Padua - Venice
  • Regional services Paris - Montereau - Sens - Laroche-Migennes
  • Regional services (Transilien) Paris - Melun - Moret - Nemours - Montargis
  • Paris RER services A Saint-Germain-en-Laye - Nanterre-Universite - La Defense - Gare de Lyon - Vincennes - Boissy-Saint-Leger
  • Paris RER services A Cergy le Haut - Conflans - Sartrouville - La Defense - Gare de Lyon - Vincennes - Val-de-Fontenay - Marne-la-Vallee (Disneyland)
  • Paris RER services A Poissy - Sartrouville - La Defense - Gare de Lyon - Vincennes - Val-de-Fontenay - Marne-la-Vallee (Disneyland)
  • Paris RER services D Creil - Orry-la-Ville - Goussainville - Saint Denis - Gare du Nord - Gare de Lyon - Combs-la-Ville - Melun
  • Paris RER services D Goussainville - Saint Denis - Gare du Nord - Gare de Lyon - Juvisy - Ris - Corbeil
  • Paris RER services D Châtelet - Gare de Lyon - Juvisy - Grigny - Corbeil - Malesherbes
  • Paris RER services D Gare de Lyon - Juvisy - Grigny - Corbeil - Melun
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
Terminus TGV
toward southeastern France
TGV
Montbard
toward Belfort
TGV
TGV
toward Lausanne
TGV
toward Zürich
TGV
toward Genève-Cornavin
TGV
toward Milan
TGV
toward Figueres Vilafant
Terminus
toward 
Terminus TER Bourgogne 15
toward 
Terminus Transilien
toward Montargis or Montereau
Châtelet – Les Halles
Châtelet – Les Halles
toward Creil
Maisons-Alfort – Alfortville
toward Melun or Malesherbes

Travelling between the Gare de Lyon and other Paris main line stations

For the Gare du Nord, take RER Line D towards Orry-la-Ville-Coye.

For the Gare de l'Est, either walk to nearby Quai de la Rapée Métro station for Line 5 (going north to Bobigny - Pablo Picasso), or take Line 1 from Lyon north to Bastille station and change there to Line 5. This is also another way to reach the Gare du Nord.

For Gare Saint-Lazare, take Métro Line 14.

For Gare Montparnasse, catch a 91 bus, which goes there directly. Or take the Métro Line 14 to Châtelet and then change for Line 4 to Montparnasse-Bienvenüe (although Châtelet is an extremely large and complex station, the connection between the two lines is very short).

For Gare d'Austerlitz it is quickest to walk south across Pont Charles de Gaulle or Pont d'Austerlitz.

Gare de Lyon in films

The station has appeared in the following films :

See also

External links

  • Intercity and TGV schedules from SNCF
  • Internet Movie Database

Coordinates: 48°50′41″N 2°22′25″E / 48.84472°N 2.37361°E / 48.84472; 2.37361