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Rhônexpress (formerly known as Liaison ExpresS LYon Saint-Exupéry - LESLYS) is an express line which will link Part-Dieu Villette to Saint-Exupéry airport, with intermediate stops at Vaulx-en-Velin – La Soie (transfer to Metro Line A) and Meyzieu ZI. It is scheduled to open August 1, 2010. The Conseil général of the Rhônemarker franchised the operation of this line for 30 years to Rhônexpress, a consortium including VINCI (28.2 %), Veolia Transport (28.2 %), Vossloh Infrastructure Service (4.2 %), Cegelec Centre Est (2,8 %) and the Caisse des dépôts et consignations.

The route will be served by 6 tram-trains, which will be built by the Swiss builder Stadler Rail. The route will have a length of and it will take 25 minutes to go from Part-Dieu to the airport; service will be every 15 minutes at peak times. The project includes building of new track, while remainder of the route will run along the tracks of the existing T3 tram line, which is built with passing tracks to allow express service. The service will not be run by TCL.


Rhônexpress will use the infrastructures of the line T3 built by Sytral (in French, SYndicat mixte des Transports pour le Rhône et l'Agglomération Lyonnaise, with a prolongation start in Meyzieumarker to Airport Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airportmarker with only four stops (Part-Dieu, Vaulx-en-Velinmarker, Meyzieumarker and Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airportmarker

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