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SYTRAL awards automatic operation contract for Lyon metro

Industry news  •  31 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

French public transport authority SYTRAL has signed a contract with Alstom for the supply of new automatic operation systems to lines B and D of the Lyon metro.

Alstom to supply 30 next generation metros for Greater Lyon

Industry news  •  31 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Alstom has revealed it is to design and supply 30 next generation metros for Greater Lyon in a contract worth €140 million.

Alstom and SYTRAL introduce the first high-capacity Citadis tramway for the Lyon urban area

Industry news, News  •  18 October 2012  •  Alstom

The first of the 12 high-capacity Citadis tramway for the Lyon urban area…

Stepping up security on the transport network of Greater Lyon

Issue 6 2007, Past issues  •  7 December 2007  •  Jacques Bajard, Security Advisor, Sytral

Greater Lyon ranks as the second largest metropolitan area of France, with 1.3 million inhabitants. It is the top transport network outside of Paris in terms of availability and multi-modal use, with four metro lines, three tramway lines, two cable car lines and 1104 buses. Indeed, 1,440,000 journeys are made daily.

Sytral, Syndicat mixte des transports pour le Rhône et l’agglomération lyonnaise (public transport authority of Rhône county and Greater Lyon), owns, finances and governs the entire urban transport system. Its budget was 708 million Euros in 2006. Sytral defines transportation policy, but the day-to-day operations are delegated for a six-year term to a transport corporation through a European-wide competitive bidding process. Keolis is the current operator until 31 December 2010.