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of the Lyon Metro
The Lyon metro, in Lyon, France, first opened in 1978 and now consists of four lines. It is part of the Transports en Commun Lyonnais system of public transport, and is supported by a network of tramways....
was constructed using the cut-and-cover method, and went into service on May 2, 1978. Trains run on tires rather than steel wheels.
List of the stations
- Charpennes - Charles Hernu
- Gare Part-Dieu - Vivier Merle
- Place Guichard - Bourse du Travail
- Jean Macé
- Place Jean Jaurès
- Stade de Gerland
- May 2, 1978 - Charpennes - Part Dieu
- September 14, 1981 - Part Dieu - Jean Macé
- September 4, 2000 - Jean Macé - Stade-de-Gerland
Line B will be extended a few kilometers Southwards from Stade-de-Gerland
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. A tunnel will have to be built under the Rhône River
The Rhone is one of the major rivers of Europe, rising in Switzerland and running from there through southeastern France. At Arles, near its mouth on the Mediterranean Sea, the river divides into two branches, known as the Great Rhone and the Little Rhone...
. This extension is due to open in 2013.
In the long term, the line should be automatized and equipped with rolling stock similar to the one of the Line 14
Line 14 of the Paris Métro system connects the stations Saint Lazare and Olympiades on a north-west south-east diagonal across the centre of Paris. It is the twelfth busiest of sixteen lines on the network, and as of 2011, the only one to be operated completely automatically; the second such line...