Metro (Lyon) – as France’s second-largest city, Lyon has an elaborate public transportation system known locally as “TCL”. Its most popular mode of transit is its Metro trains – consisting of four lines: A, B C and D (see following details):
Line A: Full length from Perrache (Railway Station) – Vaulx en Velin La Soie. The line crosses the river Rhône inside the Morand-Bridge. Line A will be automated in 2017.
Line B: Charpennes – Gare d’Oullins (Railway Station) –
Line C: Hôtel de Ville – Cuire (Railway Station) — One of Europe’s steepest metro station: Croix-Paquet (a gradient of 17%). 2-car trains use the rack between Hôtel de Ville and Croix-Rousse.
Line D: Gare de Vaise – Gare de Vénissieux (Railway Station) — This line is the first large-profile totally automated metro line in the world. The so called ’Maggaly’ system (Métro automatique à grand gabarit de l’agglomération lyonnaise) allows a frequency of 2 minutes between trains.