The Gare de la Part-Dieu (Part-Dieu railway station) is the primary train station for travellers to metropolitan Lyon, France, busier than the city’s other stations: Perrache (in the city-center), Lyon-Vaise, Saint-Paul, and Gorge de Loup.
The station was constructed in 1978 as part of the new Part-Dieu urban neighborhood project. As the planners intended Part-Dieu to act as a second city center for Lyon, the large train station was built in conjunction with a shopping mall (the largest in France outside of Île-de-France), a major government office complex, and the tallest skyscraper in the region, nicknamed le crayon (the pencil) due to its shape.
The Train station provides transportation through TGV Trains to Southern France, the Alps, Basel in Switzerland and Rome in Italy.
Relevant information for Gare Part-Dieu in Lyon and the surrounding area ;
www.ter-sncf.com — TER trains Gare de Lyon Part-Dieu
www.centrecommercial-partdieu.com — La Part Dieu major shopping center