LyonRhône-Alpes, France (Europe)
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Examples of interesting station design:
The metro of France's second largest conurbation has some interesting stations. Older ones (the metro opened in 1978) are more uniform but on the extension of line B and on the new line D, attention was given to more interesting design and stations have been planned by different architects.
Photo [wikimedia.org]: Valmy station from 1997 on the fully automated line D with a platform illuminated from below.
Try the following tour, recommended by residents or metro enthusiasts:
The extension of line B (Place Jean Jaures to Gerland) and the new automated line D have the most interesting stations, planned by different architects. Visit Valmy station for its frosted glass illuminated from inside.
Exhibits in stations:
- Bellecour: Mosaics and objects from Gallo-Roman residences.
"[Bup bup bup bup bup bup bup bup bup]". A pre-recorded voice in French announces the next station. It goes something like "[three descending tones] prochain arret [station name] – correspondance avec ligne [line number]". If exiting to the right is necessary, the voice will say "descendre à la droite".
Generated Links for Lyon Métro
Line history (cityrailtransit.com)
Wikipedia entry (wikipedia.org)
Urbanrail.net entry (urbanrail.net)
City information about Lyon (wikipedia.org)
This page: http://mic-ro.com/metro/metrocity.html?city=Lyon
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