Line T6 will form a semi-circle around the southeastern side of Lyon to connect several major centres and avoid people having to travel via the city centre. The line will run from Debourg, where it will connect with metro Line B and LRT lines T1 and T6, to Hospital East Pinel to interchange with LRT Line T4. Line T6 will also connect with Line T4 at Professor Beauvisage-CISL, metro Line D at Mermoz-Pinel and lines T2 and T5 at Desgenettes.
There will be 14 stations along the line. LRVs will operate at 10-minute intervals during peak periods, with an end-to-end journey time of 21 minutes.
Line T6 will have mainly grassed track and the project will include the redevelopment of public spaces with significant tree planting, pedestrianisation and provision of cycle paths along the route.
The cost of the scheme is estimated at €161m and forms part of Sytral’s 2015-2020 plan to invest more than €1bn in expanding its network. For more information on light rail projects around the world subscribe to IRJ Pro.