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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.

Paris-Gare-de-Lyon
SNCF RER Transilien
SNCF, RER & Transilien station
P1210896 Paris XII gare de Lyon rwk.jpg
Location Place Louis-Armand
75571 Paris Cedex 12
 France
Coordinates 48°50′41″N 2°22′25″E / 48.8448°N 2.3735°E / 48.8448; 2.3735Coordinates: 48°50′41″N 2°22′25″E / 48.8448°N 2.3735°E / 48.8448; 2.3735
Owned by SNCF & RATP Group
Operated by SNCF & RATP Group
Line(s) TGV, Thello, Intercités
TER Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
  RER RER A
  RER RER D
Platforms 13 (Surface) / 1 (RER A) / 2 (RER D)
Tracks 22 (Surface) / 2 (RER A) / 4 (RER D)
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 12 August 1849 (1849-08-12)
Services
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
Terminus TGV
toward southeastern France
TGV
toward Belfort
TGV
TGV
toward Lausanne
TGV
toward Zürich
TGV
TGV
toward Milan
TGV
Terminus Thello
toward Venice
Terminus TER Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Preceding station   RER   Following station
RER RER A
RER RER D
toward Melun or Malesherbes
Preceding station   Transilien   Following station
Terminus Transilien Transilien Paris – Lyon
toward Montargis or Montereau
Outside the station, with its large clock tower
Inside the station
19th Century wall painting by Albert Maignan inside the "Le Train Bleu" restaurant, in the hall of the Paris-Lyon Railway Station.

The station is served by high-speed TGV trains to south and eastern France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Spain. The station also hosts regional trains and the RER and also by the Gare de Lyon metro station. Main line trains depart from 32 platforms in two distinct halls: Hall 1, which is the older train shed, contains tracks labelled with letters from A to N, while the modern addition of Hall 2 contains tracks which are numbered from 5 to 23.[1] There are a further 4 platforms for the RER underneath the main lines.

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HistoryEdit

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, in the Gare de Lyon train accident, a runaway train crashed into a stationary rush-hour train, killing 56 people and injuring a further 55.

Train servicesEdit

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

International services operate to Italy: Turin, Milan and Venice, Switzerland: Geneva, Zurich, Bern, Interlaken, Lausanne and Brig, Germany Freiburg im Breisgau and Spain: Barcelona.

The following services currently call at Gare de Lyon:

  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Lyon
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Avignon - Aix-en-Provence - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Avignon - Aix-en-Provence - Cannes - Antibes - Nice
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Lyon - Montpellier - Narbonne - Perpignan
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Lyon - Montpellier - Narbonne - Perpignan - Figueres Vilafant - Girona - Barcelona
  • 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 - Belfort - Mulhouse - Basel - Zurich
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Dijon - Basel - Bern - Interlaken
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Dijon - Lausanne (- Brig)
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Dijon - Neuchâtel
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Dijon - Besançon - Belfort - Mulhouse - Freiburg im Breisgau
  • 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 - Lyon - Saint-Étienne
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Valence - Avignon - Miramas
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Chambéry - Albertville - Bourg-Saint-Maurice (Winter)
  • 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

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

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 those two lines is very short).

For Gare d'Austerlitz the 5-10mn walk south across Pont Charles de Gaulle or Pont d'Austerlitz is quickest.

Gare de Lyon in filmsEdit

The station has appeared in the following films :

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ >"Plan et orientation - Gare de Lyon". Retrieved 6 September 2015. 

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