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Core Network - Lyon urban node - elimination of the railway bottleneck
CEF Transport
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February 2016 to October 2021
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Ministère de la Transition écologique (France)

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April 2022


The Lyon railway junction lies at the crossing between the North-Sea Mediterranean and Mediterranean corridors of the TEN-T Core Network and concerns the pre-identified section on the Mediterranean corridor: “Lyon: relieving Lyon bottlenecks, studies and works”. It is a European crossroads for freight and passenger traffic transiting through or converging on the junction and interconnecting with the urban passenger networks and multimodal freight hubs. In all, more than 1,200 trains pass through the Lyon rail node every day (international, national and regional).

The Action encompasses several activities aiming at improving multimodality, safety and capacity of the Lyon bottleneck. These activities include studies such as:

  • building a new platform at the Part Dieu station, thus improving its capacity.
  • building a new access (from the South) to the station, thus reducing the congestion in the main entrance hall.
  • improving the line capacity between Perrache and Guillotiere station, thus increasing the number of trains and their punctuality.
  • Improving the railway access to the multimodal logistic hub at the Port of Lyon Edouard Herriot.
  • Eliminating a suburban level crossing where fatal accidents occurred in the past.