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Gare de Lyon

Coordinates: 48°50′41″N 2°22′25″E / 48.8448°N 2.3735°E / 48.8448; 2.3735
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Paris Gare de Lyon
The main facade
General information
Location4 Place Louis Armand
Coordinates48°50′41″N 2°22′25″E / 48.8448°N 2.3735°E / 48.8448; 2.3735
Elevation42 metres (138 ft)[2]
Operated bySNCF and RATP Group
Line(s)Paris–Marseille railway
Platforms13 (surface) / 1 (RER A) / 2 (RER D)
Tracks22 (surface) / 2 (RER A) / 4 (RER D)
Train operatorsSNCF (TER, RER D), RATP (RER A), Trenitalia (Frecciarossa)
ConnectionsParis Métro Paris Métro Line 1Paris Métro Line 14 Bus
ArchitectMarius Toudoire
Other information
Station codeTemplate:Uic8 / 87686006
Fare zone1
Opened12 August 1849 (1849-08-12)
Passengers (2022)102,024,783[3]
Rank2nd busiest in France

The Gare de Lyon, officially Paris Gare de Lyon, is one of the seven large mainline railway stations in Paris, France. It handles about 148.1 million passengers annually according to the estimates of the SNCF in 2018, with SNCF railways and the RER D accounting for around 110 million and the RER A accounting for 38 million, making it the second-busiest station of France after the Gare du Nord and one of the busiest in Europe.

The station is located in the 12th arrondissement, on the right bank of the river Seine, in the east of Paris. Opened in 1849, 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 served by high-speed TGV trains to Southern and Eastern France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Spain. The station also hosts regional trains and the RER and also the Gare de Lyon Métro 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.[4] There are four platforms for the RER underneath the main lines.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Les Infos Pratiques: Paris Gare de Lyon" [Practical Info: Paris Gare de Lyon] (in French). SNCF. Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  2. [[[:Template:Geonameslink]] Gare de Paris-Lyon] in [[[:Template:Geonamesabout]] Geonames.org (cc-by)]
  3. "Fréquentation en gares - SNCF Open Data". ressources.data.sncf.com (in French). Retrieved 2023-11-29.
  4. "Plan et orientation–Gare de Lyon". Retrieved 6 September 2015.