A feasibility study of this innovative and ecological project is planned over two years. If all goes well, the future line will be in service at the end of 2025. The inhabitants are divided. The mayor of Francheville (69) is convinced.
As in New York in the United States or Medellin in Colombia, and after Brest in France, the Métropole de Lyon is also embarking on a cable car project. This is a first in Greater Lyon: a “cable line”, which would link Franceville to Gerland by 2026. The Lyon public transport union voted this week to launch this future aerial cable line of 5.6 km long including 7 to 8 stations, at a cost of 168 million € uros.
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The location of the Franchevilloise station is already known: a multimodal hub, a stone’s throw from the TER station. This aerial connection by cable and piers will cross the municipalities of Ste Foy-lès-Lyon, la Mulatière, to arrive at Gerland. A journey of about 20 minutes, with 8 stations, and a connection to the tramway and the Lyon metro.
Map of the future “cable” line between Francheville and Gerland
Michel Rantonnet mayor (LR) of Francheville and member of Sytral dreamed of it since 2014. ” The advantage of cable transport is that you can make the investment in a mandate and address immediate concerns of residents. Mobility problems in the Lyon metropolitan area must be resolved quickly. There are not 36 solutions. The roads are congested and saturated.“he explains.
The feasibility study is planned for two years, the same time would be needed for construction. Commissioning is logically expected at the end of 2025. During their campaign for Municipalities, the Greens presented two cable connection projects, confirmed by the new president Bruno Bernard. Another axis was envisaged: connecting Techlid to Limonest towards Lyon Vaise.
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