29 octobre 2005
As I wrote in the post below about the TGV, rail transportation is still hugely popular in France. Below are pictures taken at Gare de Lyon in Paris. Besides being an important transfer point for le Métro and the busses, Gare de Lyon links the south east of France with Paris and also links Paris with stops in Italy and Switzerland. There is something magnificent and splendid about these busy stations. The French word for station, gare, contains the root for the English word "garage." Board announcing train departures. Detail of wall by quais, note the Lyon - lion - and the shield of one of the cities served by Gare de Lyon. Murals above the billeteries depicting scenes of the cities served by the station. Memorial to SNCF employees killed in action in World War I. Very busy quais and three TGVs.