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Line D (Ligne D) is a line on the Lyon Metro with driverless trains with rubber tyres. It also known as MAGGALY (Métro Automatique à Grand Gabarit de l’Agglomération Lyonnaise). Line D commenced operation under human control on 4 September 1991, between Gorge-de-Loup and Grange-Blanche.[1] It was extended to Gare de Vénissieux on 11 December 1992, when it switched to automatic (driverless) operation.[1] On April 28, 1997, it was extended again to Gare de Vaise.[1]

Being the deepest of the lines in Lyon, it was constructed mainly using boring machines and passes under both rivers, the Rhône and the Saône. At 12.5 kilometres (7.8 mi) long[1] and serving 15 stations,[1] it is also the longest metro line in Lyon.

List of stations

Metro D entering in the station Garibaldi.
Plan of the Line (Plan de la ligne)

Chronology

  • 9 September 1991 - Gorge de Loup to Grange Blanche
  • 11 December 1992 - Grange Blanche to Gare de Vénissieux
  • 28 April 1997 - Gorge de Loup to Gare de Vaise

Rolling stock

Since the opening of the line in 1991, there is 36 trains of MPL 85. The MPL 85 are composed of 2 cars per trainset.

In 2016, new MPL 16 trains have been ordered to Alstom. They could circulate on the line starting from 2019. The 2 cars of each train will be connected with gangways, it will be a novelty in Lyon Metro. These MPL 16 will circulate later on Line B too.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Le Métro sur le réseau TCL" [The Metro/Subway of TCL's network] (in French). TCL - SYTRAL. Archived from the original on 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 

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