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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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
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 [...]