The city of Lyon has almost 500,000 inhabitants. Since the year 2000, Lyon has again a tram network, after the first tram was abandoned in 1957. Meanwhile, the system length is again over 60 kilometres. In 2010 an express tram to the airport Lyon-Saint Exupéry was inaugurated, which is about 20 kilometres outside the city. This line named "Rhônexpress" only stops at a few interchange stations. A special fare applies, the normal TCL tickets are not accepted.
Since 1978, the city has also a Metro, a cog railway was integrated as line C into the network. The Metro has a system length of some 30 kilometres.
Trams and metros as well as urban bus lines are operated by → TCL (Transports en Commun Lyonnais)