About Lyria

Lyria SAS, a company governed by French law, is a subsidiary of Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF), which holds a 74% stake, and Chemins de Fer Fédéraux Suisses (CFF) which holds 26%. Lyria is responsible for the optimisation of operations, in terms of commercial management, production and quality control of services on board TGV Lyria trains running between France and Switzerland.

Lyria - Key dates

2014

  • Launch of the TGV Lyria mobile app on Iphone and Android.
  • Opening of the Lyriacorner at Gare de Lyon in Paris.
  • Launch of the Lille <> Geneva line, stopping in Marne-la-Vallée and Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. This line thus allows for easier connections to London and Belgium.

2013

  • First train to have its interior refitted with the TGV Lyria colours.

2012

  • First train to be decked with the colours of the TGV Lyria brand.
  • Extension of the Paris <> Bern line up to Interlaken.
  • South of France <> Geneva connection.

2011

  • New 12-year agreement to strengthen and develop the partnership between SNCF and CFF for a high-speed offer between France and Switzerland, operated under the TGV Lyria brand.
  • Introduction of the double on-board assistance (French and Swiss crew on-board each TGV Lyria for the full journey).
  • Opening of the Rhine-Rhône line, now used by TGV Lyria between Paris/Dijon <> Basel/Zurich: increase to up to 6 return services a day and approximately 30-minute reduction in journey time.
  • Commissioning of the TGV Euroduplex and launch of the Lyriapremière service on that route.
  • Gare de Lyon in Paris becomes the only TGV Lyria station in Paris.

2010

  • Opening of the Haut-Bugey line (Paris <> Geneva route): increase to up to 9 return services a day and approximately 20-minute reduction in journey time.
  • Launch of the Lyriapremière service on the Paris <> Geneva, Paris <> Lausanne and Paris <> Bern lines.

2007

  • Opening of the TGV Est line serving Paris <> Basel/Zurich via Strasbourg.

2005

  • Lyria takes over management of the Paris <> Geneva line.

2002

  • Foundation of the company Lyria SAS.

1984

  • First TGV Paris <> Lausanne train to run (commissioning of the three-current trains).

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