Visit Lyon by tram
So, you want to visit Lyon but you're afraid of expensive parking garages or heavy traffic? Don't be. Starting next monday, you park your car for free in a suburb just east of Lyon. Then take the new tramway Lea T3 to the Part-Dieu station in the middle of the town.
The tram drives at 40 miles per hour on an old railway with ten new stations. Six of them have large, free parking lots. Even better: your car is under video surveillance...
Posted by Peter at 07:10 AM [1 reaction]
Railways on strike
L'Express has bad news for those who want to go to France by train on wednesday: six unions, representing 75 percent of the driving workers, have called for a strike. They want higher wages.
Leaving the night before is no solution. As usual, a call for a strike on wednesday means the trains will stop on tuesday at 8.00 p.m. and will not start again before thursday 08.00 a.m.
As usual too, the French railwaycompany SNCF has announced the strike will cause slightly disturb the timetable.
Posted by Peter at 07:08 AM [2 reactions]