ⓘ Lyon Metro Line A


ⓘ Lyon Metro Line A

Line 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. 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. The line currently serves 14 stations, and is 9.2 kilometres long. Line A trains run on tires rather than steel wheels; it is a rubber-tired metro line.


1. List of the stations

  • Laurent Bonnevay
  • Ampere - Victor Hugo
  • Cusset
  • Gratte-Ciel
  • Foch
  • Bellecour
  • Hotel de Ville - Louis Pradel
  • Perrache
  • Massena
  • Republique - Villeurbanne
  • Flachet - Alain Gilles
  • Charpennes - Charles Hernu
  • Cordeliers
  • Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie

2. Extension

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 Exupery Airport, called Rhonexpress as well as Tram 3. This extension opened on 2 October 2007 and cost €53 million.