Saint-Just funicular

The Saint-Just funicular is one of the two funicular lines still in operation in Lyon. It links the Vieux Lyon – Cathédrale Saint-Jean station to the top of the Fourvière hill. It is operated on a single track with a passing section.
Fourvière line has been modernized in 1970. The 2 vehicles have been replaced, the old ones going in two different museums: one at the Henri-Malartre Automobile museum in Rochetaillée-Sur-Saône and the other on at the Urban, Intercity and Rural Transport museum in Chelles.

Data sheet

Administrative
Station LYON
Firm number 690002
Category FUN-Funiculaire
Name Saint Just
Opening year 1985
Last refurbishment year 1985
Operator TCL
Main manufacturer SKIRAIL
Authorized up traffic 3050 p/h
Authorized down traffic 3050 p/h
Uphill operating speed 8.0 m/s
Downhill operating speed 8.0 m/s
Technical
Altitude difference 91.0 m
Lower station elevation 165 m
Upper station elevation 256 m
Developed lenght 783.0 m
Horizontal length
Spacing
Maximum gradient (%) 18 %
Average gradient
Theoretical operating speed 8.0 m/s
Theroretical up traffic 3050 p/h
Theoretical down  traffic 3050 p/h
Motor cab position Uphill
Cable
Installation year 2001 (origine 2001)
Function Continuous traction
Position
Manufacturer TREFILEUROPE
Ultimate strength (UTS) 11316.0 DecaN
Diameter 39.5 mm
Electrical
Main engine type Continuous
Engine power 884.0 kW