The Festival of Lights takes place in Lyon from December 7th to 10th. To cope with the large influx of visitors, Lyon’s transport organization is adapting, reinforcing its offer.
Four days of celebration and a device on the hardened TCL network. From Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th December, on the occasion of Festival of lights in Lyon, Sytral, the mobility organizing authority for the Lyon regions, announces in a press release that it is increasing the frequency of its metro, tram and bus services.
The metro runs until 2am.
The four Lyon metro lines will operate until 2am from December 7th to 9th. The “Pleine Lune” night bus lines will operate normally during the festivities. For users of the TCL network who leave their vehicles at the gates of Lyon, the 24 relay parks will be open until 3am.
Diversion of transport lines
To leave space for pedestrians, buses will no longer run in the Presqu’Île, Vieux-Lyon sectors and near Tête d’Or and Blandan parks from 4pm on December 7th, 8th and 9th and from 3pm on December 10th.
Like last year, around 2,000 TCL agents will be mobilized day and night to ensure visitors travel in complete safety. 600 agents, in connection with TCL Security PC and city hall services, will be dedicated to managing flows on the network.
Free on the TCL network on December 8
The TCL network will be free on December 8th, from 4pm, until the end of the service. On the other three nights, preferential rates will be offered to visitors. The “TCL en Fête” ticket for 3.50 euros per day will allow unlimited travel from 4pm until the end of the service.
The “Family” ticket, for 6.50 euros, will give the opportunity to travel unlimitedly throughout the day for a group of 2 to 5 people with or without family connections. Tickets for 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours will, after the first validation, cost 6.50 euros, 12.50 euros and 17 euros.
In addition to the usual ticket sales locations, TCL agents will be present on the 7th, 8th and 9th of December at Place Bellecour to provide information to travelers.
A novelty for people with reduced mobility
In the TCL application, people with reduced mobility or those accompanied by a stroller will be able to use a new functionality: to identify, before traveling, the most suitable route with the “user profile with reduced mobility”.
These visitors can therefore be directed to routes with wide sidewalks, greater than 1.40 meters, and adequate pedestrian crossings.
Finally, to anticipate your trips, TCL offers a dedicated website.