Funiculars of Lyon

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Metro
  •  F1
  •  F2
Tramways
Rhônexpress Airport commuter
Train
TER Rhône Alpes
Railway stations
Express trolleybuses and buses
Buses
 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ...  Zi1 215 ...
Lyon Airports

The Funiculars of Lyon (Funiculaires de Lyon) is a network of funicular railways in Lyon, France. Of the five lines once in existence, only the two routes on the Fourvière hill remain in operation, with the rest of the network now either closed, converted to road vehicle use, or integrated within the Lyon underground system.

History[edit]

No less than five funicular lines, nicknamed ficelles ("threads") were built.

Both lines still in service were modernised again in 1986 and 1987. A new station at Saint-Jean was built in 1991 to serve the new Line D of the Metro and both funicular lines, and the whole complex named Vieux-Lyon.

Current lines[edit]

Route map[edit]

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F1 (Saint-Jean - Saint-Just)[edit]

Funicular 2 of Lyon at Vieux-Lyon - Cathédrale Saint-Jean station.
Saint-Jean - Saint-Just1,000 mm (3 ft 3⅜ in) gauge
Length791 metres (2,595 ft)
Height91.2 metres (299 ft)
Number of stops3
Fleet2 funicular cars
Capacity216 passengers
Length of journey3 minutes 20 seconds
Opening times05:00 to 24:00
Frequency of services5 to 10 minutes

F2 (Saint-Jean - Fourvière)[edit]

Funicular F2 at Fourvière.
Saint-Jean - Fourvière1,300 mm (51 316 in)
Length404 metres (1,325 ft)
Height116 metres (381 ft)
Number of stops2
Fleet2 funicular cars
Capacity70 passengers
Length of journey2 minutes
Opening times06:00 to 22:00
Frequency of services5 to 10 minutes

Funicular cars in preservation[edit]

Funicular car n°1 is preserved at the AMTUIR. It operated on the single track line from Saint-Jean to the Basilique de Fourvière. The line it served on was modernised in 1970 and equipped with new cars.

The car was given to the AMTUIR (Musée des Transports Urbains) by the Transports en Commun de la Région Lyonnaise (TCRL) on 27 May 1970.

Tramcar n°11 data
Length8.62 metres (28 ft 3 in)
Width2.10 metres (6 ft 11 in)
Height3.60 metres (11 ft 10 in)
Gross weight6.2 t (6.1 long tons; 6.8 short tons)
Capacity12/44
CurrentBy pantograph for lighting only.
Gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge

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