Line A (Perrache - Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie) of the Lyon Metro 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
Ampère - Victor Hugo
Hôtel de Ville - Louis Pradel
Charpennes - Charles Hernu
République - Villeurbanne
Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie
May 2, 1978 - Perrache - Laurent Bonnevay
October 2, 2007 - Laurent Bonnevay - Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie
Line A was extended eastwards from Laurent Bonnevay to Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie (1 station) to provide connection with the new express tram line to St Exupéry Airport, called Leslys. This extension opened on 2 October 2007 and cost €53 million.