Gare de la Part-Dieu
: Part-Dieu railway station) is the primary railway station
. It is situated on the Lyon–Geneva railway
.This zone is served by the metro line
The station was constructed in 1978 as part of the new Part-Dieu
urban neighborhood project. As the planners intended Part-Dieu to act as a second city center for Lyon, the large train station was built in conjunction with a shopping center (the largest in France outside of Île-de-France)
, a major government office complex, and the tallest skyscraper
in the region, nicknamed Le Crayon
(The Pencil) due to its shape.
Prior to the construction of the Gare de la Part-Dieu
, the neighborhood was served by the Gare des Brotteaux
. It closed in 1982 and its operations were absorbed into this station.
While Part-Dieu is routinely the busiest, five other stations operate in metro Lyon: Perrache
(in the city-center), Lyon-Vaise
, Gorge de Loup
, and Jean Macé Station.
Part-Dieu is a significant railway hub, connected to the French (SNCF
) and international rail networks. From the many lines that run through Lyon, Part-Dieu is directly connected to Paris