Lyon Metro Line A

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Line A
Lyon tcl metro-a.svg
MPL75 n°626 TCL Hôtel de Ville Louis Pradel.jpg
Native name Ligne A
Type Rapid transit
System Lyon Metro
Termini Perrache
Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie
Stations 14[1]
Opened 1978[1]
Last extension 2007[1]
Rolling stock MPL 75
Line length 9.2 km (5.7 mi)[1]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Rack system None
Average inter-station distance 790 m (2,590 ft)

Line A (Ligne A) is a line on the Lyon Metro that runs between Perrache and Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie. It was constructed using the cut-and-cover method, and went into service on 2 May 1978.[1] It, together with Line B, were the inaugural lines of the Lyon Metro. An extension of Line A from Laurent Bonnevay, Astroballe to Vaulx-en-Velin, La Soie opened in 2007.[1] The line currently serves 14 stations, and is 9.2 kilometres (5.7 mi) long.[1] Line A trains run on tires rather than steel wheels; it is a rubber-tired metro line.

List of the stations[edit]

  • Perrache
  • Ampère - Victor Hugo
  • Bellecour
  • Cordeliers
  • Hôtel de Ville - Louis Pradel
  • Foch
  • Masséna
  • Charpennes - Charles Hernu
  • République - Villeurbanne
  • Gratte-Ciel
  • Flachet - Alain Gilles
  • Cusset
  • Laurent Bonnevay
  • Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie
Plan schématique de la ligne


  • 2 May 1978: Perrache - Laurent Bonnevay
  • 2 October 2007: Laurent Bonnevay - Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie


Line A was extended 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) eastwards from Laurent Bonnevay to Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie (1 station) to provide connection with the new express tram line to St Exupéry Airport, called Rhônexpress as well as Tram 3. This extension opened on 2 October 2007 and cost €53 million.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Le Métro sur le réseau TCL" [The Metro/Subway of TCL's network] (in French). TCL - SYTRAL. Archived from the original on 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  2. ^ SYTRAL. "Prolongement métro A" (in French). Archived from the original on 2008-03-12. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 

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