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Both projects approved: The new tramlines T9 and T10 in Lyon

Successful model: Tram Lyon | © UTM/b

The T9 can come: Following an intensive consultation phase and a public hearing from 4 September to 3 October 2023, the project has taken a major step forward with the declaration of public utility of the project, the déclaration d’utilité publique du projet (DUP), which is decisive in France. It was confirmed by the Préfecture du Rhône on 26 February 2024. From 2026, the new T9 tram line will connect the Vaulx-en-Velin – La Soie multimodal interchange with Charpennes in 36 minutes, linking university campuses, training and higher education centres in Vaulx-en-Velin and the south and north of Vaulx-en-Velin and facilitating access to public transport in the area.

With the chosen route, line T9 will offer the opportunity to quickly reach the centre of Lyon by transferring to metro lines A and B or tram lines T1, T4, T3, T7, the Rhônexpress and the future extension of line T6. By 2030, aapproximately 38,000 passengers per day are expected on the future T9 line.

8.8 km of the 11.3 km long T9 line are to be newly built – in future, a tram will operate here every 10 minutes during rush hour. 290 million have been budgeted for the project.


In addition, the new T10 line, which will connect the Gare de Vénissieux interchange (Metro D, Tram T4 and others) with the so-called Gerland sector as a further cross-connection, is also to be realised by 2026, with the terminus at Halle Tony Garnier station on the existing T1 tram line. EUR 250 million is being invested here for the 8 km of new line, on which 22,000 daily passengers are expected in future. The DUP for this project was already approved in October last year.

Alstom will soon start delivering the first of the 35 seven-section, 44-metre long Citadis to Lyon – necessary to serve the two new lines and also the future extension of the T6.

T10 | © SYTRAL