CGN summer schedule operating for Lake Geneva boats

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  LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – It may be raining Monday, but by Wednesday perfect weather is expected to return, with temperatures of 13-27C and sunshine, the kind of days when a steamboat trip on Lake Geneva is a popular outing. Note that the new summer schedule went into effect the weekend of 23-24 June. More than […]

Navibuses back on the job, after winter spa visit

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LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The fleet of line N2 Navibuses that link France and Switzerland via Thonon and Lausanne is back in operation as of 27 February, after a two-week winter repairs break. It was the first such major maintenance job for the two Lake Geneva ferries since they were put into service in 2007. The […]

Lake Geneva steamers, ferries reach 2 million mark in 2011

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Highest number since 1964, as steady annual growth continues LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The CGN boat company carried more than 2 million people on Lake Geneva in 2011, the highest number since the national expo year of 1964, despite the high franc compared to the euro. There were some 100,000 more travelers in 2011 compared to […]

UK pension plan strikes affecting some flights

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A 24-hour strike in Britain Thursday 30 June to protest planned pension cuts began to have an impact on flights in the UK Wednesday evening, as some UK Border Agency staff left their jobs. The strike is supported by three teachers unions and a public services union, so hundreds of schools, courts […]

UK-France ferry blockade ends

Dover, England (BBC) – Ferries are now able to leave from Dover, reports the BBC, with the blockade by French fishermen lifted. The fishermen have been demanding an increase in fishing quotas; the French government has instead offered them financial aid.

French fishermen continue to block major ports

Ferry service between France and Great Britain continues to be disrupted by a strike by French fisherman over fishing rights. TSR, Fre and Times, UK

First of three commuter ferries hits the water

Amphion-les-Bains, France (24 Heures, Fre) – Coppet, the new commuter ferry that will operate between Thonon, Nyon and Geneva, was put into the water. The new service will start 27 May, with a second ferry to be added in September. The CGN, which operates several tourist boats on Lake Geneva, will add a third commuter […]