<P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>The model of the future <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/part-dieu-lyon/business-district-center-france,p,18,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Lyon Part-Dieu </A>Train Station was unveiled on the 16th October by Guillaume Pepy, President of the SNCF and G&#233;rard Collomb, Senator-Mayor of Lyon and President of <A title="" href="http://grandlyon.com/" target=_blank>Greater Lyon</A>. There will be a new entrance, public spaces and improvements which will make the new station much more pleasant to use. <STRONG>Originally built to handle 30,000 travellers per day, today the station deals with 120,000 people per day and that figure is set to rise to 220,000 by 2030</STRONG>. </P> <P align=justify><BR>Significant remodelling work will therefore be carried out between 2016 and 2021 as part of the first phase. This phase will focus on freeing up space in the central hall and renovating one of the facades in order to house shops and services in a long two-story gallery parallel to the platforms. A new platform will also be created and the station will be accessible from the south via a main avenue. Concerning public transport, access to the metro will also be modified to simplify transfers.&nbsp; </P> <P><BR>Total cost of operations: <STRONG>&#8364;700 million, financed by all local councils but also the SNCF, RFF, the State, and Sytral.</STRONG></P> <P><BR>There is another modernisation project in the Part-Dieu district: <STRONG><A title="" href="http://www.grandlyon.com/Lyon-Part-Dieu.5318.0.html" target=_blank><STRONG>the Two Lyon project</STRONG>&nbsp;</A></STRONG>(two twin towers) which will replace the buildings of the hotel complex to the south of Beraudier Square. The new towers will house two four-star hotels with 460 rooms in total. One of the towers will be 170 metres high with a surface area of 62,000 sq. metres and will contain offices and a shopping centre. The cost of this construction project is not included in the budget for the station redevelopment.<BR></P> <P>&nbsp;<STRONG> </STRONG></P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P>