Transport in Lyon is Changing From January

Published: 2018/12/28

Changes to Speed Limits and TCL Prices

There will be changes to TCL subscription fares from 2019. ©Matthieu Riegle

The New Year marks change in Lyon… to the speed limits and TCL prices, at least.

70km/h Speed Limit on Lyon’s Ring Road

The speed limit on Lyon’s ring road Boulevard Laurent-Bonnevay is 70km/h from January 2019, from the porte du Valvert in the North up until it meets the A7 in the South.

This means that the speed limit is 20km/h less than it was before. The reduction of the speed limit aims to reduce exhaust fumes from cars and increase air quality in Lyon.

TCL Prices to Hike in 2019

TCL prices increase by an average of 1.7% over 2019 and 2020.

Though the price of a single ticket will remain the same, subscription prices are changing. Monthly subscriptions will cost 64€ from January 2019, and 65€ from January 2020.

The other major change is that subscription prices vary more clearly according to age, with the following age groups: 4-10 years old, 11-17 years old, 18-25 years old, 26-64 years old, 65 and over. This is good news for some, such as young people over the age of 21, who cannot currently get a reduced rate unless they are a student.