Lyon Metro Line B

Lyon Metro Line B

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Line B (Charpennes - Stade-de-Gerland) 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

  • Charpennes - Charles Hernu
  • Brotteaux
  • Gare Part-Dieu - Vivier Merle
  • Place Guichard - Bourse du Travail
  • Saxe-Gambetta
  • Jean Macé
  • Place Jean Jaurès
  • Debourg
  • Stade de Gerland


  • May 2, 1978 - Charpennes - Part Dieu
  • September 14, 1981 - Part Dieu - Jean Macé
  • September 4, 2000 - Jean Macé - Stade-de-Gerland


Line B will be extended a few kilometers Southwards from Stade-de-Gerland to Oullins. A tunnel will have to be built under the Rhône River. This extension is due to open in 2013.

In the long term, the line should be automatized and equipped with rolling stock similar to the one of the Line 14 in Paris.

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