Autogrill at the service of TGV passengers in Lyons. Debut of the first non-Italian ACafe

Monday, June 11, 2001

Milano , 11 June 2001 - At the opening of the new business area developed in Lyons’ La Part Dieu station to support the TGV Mediterranée, the high-speed Mediterranean rail link between Paris, Lyons and Marseilles, Autogrill is presenting six new or restructured outlets, including the first non- Italian ACafe.
The opening is scheduled for 12 June.
After Paris, Lyons is France’s most important rail node for ordinary transport and, in particular, for high-speed links. Every year, more than 30 million passengers pass through the La Part Dieu station, for approximately 80,000 passengers and 100,000 people per day. Traffic is expected to increase significantly over the next few years, given Lyons’ position as a key node in the European high-speed rail network, daily handling more than 46 south-bound trains to Turin and east-bound trains to Switzerland and Germany (Geneva, Zurich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt).