BY TRAIN

PERRACHE: A HISTORIC STATION

The northern gateway to La Confluence, Perrache is Lyon’s historic central train station at the centre of the peninsula. The city has three other train stations (Lyon Part-Dieu, Saint-Paul and Jean Macé) to which Perrache is connected.

PERRACHE: A CENTRALLY LOCATED HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION  

With 350 trains per day and its direct link to Part-Dieu Station, Perrache Station provides service to many major cities, such as Paris, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Rennes and Brussels. It is both a terminal and a point of departure. 

In addition to high-speed and intercity trains, the station also provides express service to cities throughout the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region (Clermont-Ferrand, Villefranche, Saint-Etienne, Bourg-en-Bresse, Valence, Grenoble, and more), as well as Mâcon (Burgundy) and Geneva, Switzerland. 

PERRACHE: A NEW PASSENGER PAVILION IN 2020

As part of the creation of a new south entrance to Perrache Station, a passenger pavilion is being built on Place des Archives. It will feature a ticket counter and a restaurant close to the UCLy university campus. The escalators, nicknamed the “Goldorak of Lyon”, will be removed, to be replaced by access ramps to enable people with reduced mobility to reach the platforms.

Perrache: a major construction project

PERRACHE: A HISTORIC STATION

Built on a 6-metre-high embankment by François-Alexis Cendrier, who was also the architect of Gare de Lyon in Paris, Perrache Station forms a rampart between the north and south on Cours de Verdun. The solid structure was pierced with arches to allow passage, the southern peninsula became known as the area “Behind the Arches”. The train station and the railway contributed to the development of the quarter. In the 19th century, industry flourished with 37 factories, and workers settled nearby, in what is now the Sainte-Blandine neighbourhood.