Travel alert: minor train accident at Geneva airport cancels some trains (update 2)

Little or no impact on car show trains


Expect delays with Geneva airport train traffic

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – One in six trains between Geneva and Geneva airport are canceled Wednesday morning 13 March, following an incident at the airport station. Special trains for the Geneva Motor Show are not affected.

The CFF says that the first regional train of the day bumped and caused some damage as it was coupling with two empty trains near the airport at 05:00 Wednesday. No one was injured and the damage to the three trains appears to be relatively minor.

The CFF is investigating the cause of the bump, which it clarifies was not a collision.

A number of trains heading for Geneva have been cancelled: check the CFF operational situation page for updates on specific scheduled trains.

A train from Paris to Lausanne is also delayed indefinitely, but due to a “person’s accident”, generally a euphemism for an accident or suicide on the rail lines.

The incident is the latest in a recent string of problems and accidents involving trains, across the country, for which the CFF issued an apology Monday. The rail company says it is investigating their causes, but there does not appear to be a link, other than that heavier traffic on rail lines.