Lyon Part-Dieu

Lyon, (France)

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About the station


Our guide to using Lyon Part-Dieu train station will help make sense of what can be a bewildering space.

What makes Lyon Part-Dieu a somewhat confusing rail station for first time users, is that the building which houses the station has a dual function.

It isn't solely a station, it is also a passage way, which links two popular parts of the city and connects some of the tram stops at Part-Dieu to its Metro station.

As a result Lyon Part-Dieu station can feel busy and somewhat chaotic.

Compounding this is the fact that the voie/platform/track that each train will be leaving from - isn’t usually confirmed until around 15 mins before departure.

So the ground level concourse/passage often becomes crowded with people waiting for trains.

Entering Lyon Part-Dieu Train Station:

You will enter Lyon Part-Dieu station either by its Porte Rhône or its Porte Alples entrances.

They are located at either end of the large and wide passage way that runs beneath the voies/platforms/tracks - this passage way houses all of the station facilities.

The crowds can bewilder - but the signposting is excellent, so navigating the station is fairly straightforward.

Worth Knowing:

At Lyon Part-Dieu the voies/platforms/tracks are assigned letters and NOT numbers.

Which can be confusing because each voie/platform/track is divided into zones/repéres - and these zones are also marked by letters.

On the platforms the zone letters are bigger than those that indicate which voie/platform/track it is.

Left Luggage at Lyon Part-Dieu:

Lyon Part-Dieu has a left luggage office instead of lockers - so you have to process the depositing of any bags with the attendant.

The instructions can get somewhat lost in translation, but when I was last there, the staff couldn’t have been more helpful.

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Departing By Train at Lyon Part-Dieu


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