- LEADING ACTIVITIES
- EUROPE AT YOUR DOORSTEP
- WORLD CLASS FACILITIES
- Organize an event in Lyon
- Set up my business in Lyon
- ATTRACTING WORLD LEADERS
- MORE FOR YOUR MONEY
- BIG PLANS ON A EUROPEAN SCALE
- A LAND OF INNOVATION
LOCATED ON THE MAIN NORTH6SOUTH AXIS OF EUROPE, LYON BENEFITS FROM A HIGHLY DEVELOPED AND EFFICIENT TRANSPORT SYSTEM.
Lyon is connected to 112 European and French cities via Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport.
With three TGV high-speed train stations (Part-Dieu, Perrache, Airport), Lyon is at the heart of one of the biggest train networks in Europe (230 TGVs a day), taking passengers quickly to all of France's main cities: 1hr55 to Paris, 1hr35 to Marseille, for example.
... and coming soon, the Lyon-Turin line, the first Transalpine connection: 1hr45 to Turin and 2hr30 to Milan. By 2015, the Transalpine project is expected to carry 7 million passengers and 50 million tons of freight in less than 2 hours. Plans are also underway for a TGV line from Lyon to Barcelona and Frankfurt.
By freeway, Lyon can be reached in a single day by 180 million Europeans.
Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport is an indispensable tool for doing business in the French southeast. As global air travel undergoes major changes in players and organization, it is important for us to ensure that LYS continues to develop not only its flights but also the quality of services, all of which benefit the business community.
The choice of a new location for our headquarters was based on a single requirement: efficiency. Lyon stands at the geographic center of our national territory. It has all of the transport infrastructures we need and our mobile teams can travel quickly and easily. Our location in Lyon-Saint Priest, near the freeway and Lyon-Saint Exupéry international airport gives us the "agility" and commercial efficiency so crucial to our business.
PIERRE OLIVIER BLANCHARD
General Manager of Ifco Systems France