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Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupéry (Railway station at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport) - Lyon, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja
N 45° 43.250 E 005° 04.550
31T E 661541 N 5065126
Quick Description: Amazing building of railway station at Lyon's Saint-Exupéry airport was designed by Santiago Calatrava and opened on 3 July 1994.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 11/26/2012 11:33:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMFT6E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 24

Long Description:
The expressive building designed by Santiago Calatrava is built astride an existing TGV (high-speed train) track adjacent to Lyon airport. It provides a TGV station for the airport, but also a connection point for both TGV and airplanes into the regional road and rail system. The building's most striking profile, based on two converging steel arches 120 meters long and 40 meters high. The building is most obviously expressive of a bird, symbolizing flight.
The station has six tracks laid in a cutting. The two central tracks are isolated to permit trains to traverse the station at full speed (300 km/h). Both sets of two tracks have platforms 500 m long. To the west, a small piece of land has been put aside for future expansion. Above the tracks, a 300 m long passenger concourse gives easy access to the platforms and is equipped with several travelators. The railway station is linked to Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport by a footbridge equipped with a travelator.
The station is situated about 20 km east of Lyon city centre and it was opened on 3 July 1994.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
The station is currently used for the high-speed passenger trains (TGV) and the local shuttle to the city of Lyon.


What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: TGV

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