Gare De Lyon Perrache straddles the Presqu'ile in Lyon. It was once the main station and was built in the grand old style popular in the 19th Century. It's now enveloped by modernist growths and has lost its top spot to Lyon Part Dieu.
Many of the orginal features still exist, such as the wrought iron roof and station facade. But they simply serve to remind you what terrible injury has befallen this grande old dame. However, as one local put it “As long as the trains run on time does it matter that it's no longer beautiful?”
The station, in effect, now hovers above the ground floor and Level 1, where most of the facilities and shops are, can be reached by lift or escalator.
Most people take the mainline trains from Part Dieu but you can, for instance, catch the Paris train from Perrache.
The Welcome Office is on Level 1 opposite the Relay newsagents. There are several shops and cafes on level (Niveau) 1. The chain Paul provides both a buffet and a boulangerie. The station has a wi-fi hotspot.
There are good public transport links to the station.
Line A - Perrache - Vaulx-En-Velin La Soie
Line 1 - Montrochet - Iut Feyssine
Line 2 - Perrache - St Priest Bel Air
Outside exit Porte Carnot and Cours Charlemagne
There are wheelchairs kept at the Welcome Office on level 1.
A lift is on the centre of the ground floor station which takes you up to level 1, where the Welcome Office, tickets and main facilities are.
Téléphone : 0 890 640 650
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