The opening of new platforms at Lyon Part-Dieu station


Over the holidays, the public were able to walk along brand new platforms at Lyon Part-Dieu station. With the involvement of our Conseil by Egis team, here's a brief rundown of the project that has been recently completed.

The multi-modal exchange hub

The Lyon Part-Dieu district is now at the heart of the economic life of the Lyon Metropolitan area.

Based on the findings of saturation and the objectives of getting locals back to the TER lines, the first prospective studies on the Lyon railway node were launched in 2009 in order to imagine what could become the most complex railway node in France, with a concentration of twelve lines. Lyon Part-Dieu station is one of the three most constrained sectors of the Lyon Railway Node (LRN).

The Multimodal Interchange Centre (Pôle d'échanges multimodal - PEM) is part of this dense and central context of one of the most dynamic districts of the Metropolitan area, and provides a genuine representation of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Acting as the main business district and major gateway to the Lyon, the Part-Dieu district has embarked on a major review to enhance its attractiveness.

This district and this interchange hub, which are undergoing major changes in terms of modernisation, several project owners (SNCF Réseau, SNCF stations and connections to SNCF) are working together to achieve common objectives in order to strengthen and make current and future travel more reliable. Part-Dieu station, the central point of the interchange, is now largely saturated.

Faced with the increase in passenger numbers, the EMP redevelopment project includes several large-scale operations such as the creation of Lane L and the creation of the Pompidou access points.

Recently, platforms A/B and E/F at Lyon Part-Dieu station were returned to commercial operation. The canopies and platform installations (lighting, passenger information, etc.) on the southern part of these platforms have been refurbished. Accesses from Rue Pompidou have been created and will be available when the Pompidou gallery is opened.

These new entrances will eventually relieve congestion in the historic gallery and improve access to the platforms.

At the same time, the creation of the new track (L track) is in the civil engineering phase. The main purpose of this work is to improve traffic flow and train regularity. The civil engineering work on the south side of the track has been completed and the work on the north side is underway.

Highlights and achievements

Work began in 2018 and will be completed in 2022. In retrospect, below includes a list of what has been achieved:

  • 2018: earthworks and networks
  • 2019: civil engineering and underground works on Track L and construction of accesses
  • 2020/2021: completion of access to platforms A/B and E/F and development of the southern part of the platforms

The remaining achievements are as follows:

  • 2021: completion of access to platforms C/D, L/H
  • 2022: planned opening of the new Pompidou Gallery
  • 2021: further development of the L
  • June 2022: commissioning of the L track

Our missions

Egis is providing general assistance to the project manager for SNCF Réseau in the management of the Lyon Part-Dieu project.

In general, we support the project owner in the successful completion of its tasks, namely

  • Assist the project manager in project management: ensure compliance with the schedule, the programme, control of risks, fill in the internal project monitoring tools;
  • Administrative and regulatory monitoring of the project ;
  • Document management: ensuring the quality of files and the proper archiving of documents essential to operations; managing interfaces;
  • Safety: managing the work of the Health and Safety Coordinator (CSPS)
  • Purchasing: participate in market reviews; proofread the documents of the Dossier de Consultation des Entreprises, Cahier des Prescriptions Spéciales (CPS) and Règlement de la Consultation (REC), participate in the elaboration of the market strategy; analysis of claims;
  • Communication: prepare communication materials in conjunction with the Communication department; assist the MOA in communication operations for specific operations;
  • Interface management: ensuring compliance with coordination rules and the proper management of interfaces.
  • Facilitation, participation and drafting of the minutes of the meetings between the project owner and the general contractor.
  • Bi-monthly reporting to monitor progress and communicate with funders
  • Monitoring of input data

We are now continuing to assist the Owner in carrying out the work on platforms C/D, G/H and the continuation of the work on track L. The AMO is also supporting the owner on issues such as: base life, electricity networks, relations with the Metropolis, and overall communication on the project.