New plans released by Vaud and Geneva Tuesday afternoon speed up regional train line construction
Mies and Chambésy works out for public consultation 6 June
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The rapid growth of the Lake Geneva region and the subsequent heavier density of traffic have pushed cantons Vaud and Geneva to draw up plans and come up with funding to speed up the regional rail programme. The two cantons and the CFF rail company jointly announced Tuesday 5 June that they are opening a month-long public consultation on plans for works in Mies, Vaud and Chambésy, Geneva that will allow train traffic between Coppet and Geneva to double starting in 2016.
The works would be carried out between 2013 and 2015 and involve adding extra tracks that will permit four trains an hour in each direction, instead of the current two. One part of the work calls for extending the length of the quays.
An agreement between the two cantons, signed in 2009, allows them to pre-finance CHF300m of the rail programme and move the work ahead by several years, from the national rail expansion plan. The cost of the Geneva-Coppet project is CHF100 million.