<P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify><A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/reseau-de-transport/plate-forme-logistique,p,13,FR.jsp" target=_blank><STRONG>As an interconnected city at the heart of Europe</STRONG></A><STRONG>, Lyon is widening its network with a new weekly Eurostar link to London</STRONG> which will run for a two month test period. In just 6 hours passengers can be at St. Pancras station in the centre of London.<BR></P> <P align=justify><STRONG>Part-Dieu station was previously connected to the British capital in 2008</STRONG>, when the Eurostar rail company moved to St. Pancras, <STRONG>and again during the Olympic Games in 2012.</STRONG></P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>Ten days before the first departure date three quarters of the available seats had already been reserved, with 80% of reservations being made by British passengers.&nbsp;<A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/lyon-economic-news/ville-seduisante-news-2013%2C-UNE-ANNEE-QUI-S-ANNONCE-TOURISTIQUE,n,7121,FR.jsp" target=_blank><STRONG>This new connection will not only give Lyon an advantage as a potential tourist destination for the English,</STRONG></A>&nbsp;but will also<STRONG> strengthen economic ties with London, providing a direct link between the City, London&#8217;s&nbsp;financial quarter,&nbsp;</STRONG><STRONG> <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/part-dieu-lyon/quartier-d-affaire,p,18,FR.jsp" target=_blank>and the Part-Dieu business district.<BR><BR></P></A></STRONG>