Trains running but some delays after Lausanne-Geneva canceled services

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Trvaelers on Intercity anad Inter-regional trains from German-speaking Switzerland to Geneva airport had an unpleasant surprise Friday morning around 07:00 when train service between Lausanne and Geneva was canceled. Service is back again, mid-morning, but check the CFF site for delays. The service breakdown was due to a points problem on the […]

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

Little or no impact on car show trains 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 […]

Traffic alert: rail traffic via Fribourg diverted after cargo train derails

BERN, SWITZERLAND – Rail traffic in western Switzerland is being rerouted via Beil/Bienne after a cargo train derailment forced the closure of the line between Bern and Fribourg, says the CFF. No one was injured when the train derailed shortly before 10:00 between Berne Ausserholligen and Bern Bümpliz. Some passengers are being put on buses […]

In Swiss media today: Red Cross museum’s tobacco dilemma, ski lift safety

Heavy snow in Ticino delays trains GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The death of a girl in Italy Friday after a 12-metre fall from a ski-lift and an accident involving two small children in France: the safety of ski-lifts is the subject of a report by TSR public television. The video shows some of the improvements made […]

Swiss trains, stations get better and more wifi coverage

GENEVA / ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Spotty Internet service on Swiss trains and in train stations should become a thing of the past in coming months, with the CFF rail company adding free wifi to 100 train stations and taking steps to improve the quality of wifi on trains. The stations will be those most frequented. […]

Geneva airport opens again, snow snarls traffic in W Switzerland

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Snow has been falling steadily and heavily in western Switzerland, particularly around the southern Jura and Lake Geneva region. Geneva airport was closed until a short while ago, to clean the runways, but as of 10:30 it was open. Long-haul flights are landing, although with some delays, while a number of European […]

Bern-Lausanne-Geneva trains cancelled Thursday evening

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Travellers alert: contact problems on the line near Fribourg have caused the CFF rail company to cancel several trains in both directions between Geneva and Bern and Lausanne and Bern. The problem is expected to be resolved by 21:00 Thursday 31 January. Passenges are being rerouted via Biel/Bienne, with some delays. Details […]

Swiss trains: yes, do watch your luggage

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – It seems no matter how often the police say it or the CFF rail company cautions travelers, foreigns are anxious to hold onto the image of clean, tidy, crime-free Switzerland, a place that exists mainly in the imagination. The latest dire warning to travelers comes from a writer in the UK’s Daily […]

UK transport ticket prices rise today

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Add a little more to your budget for travel in the UK, starting 2 January, with the price of rail, bus and tram tickets rising. Season ticket prices are up 4.3 percent and regular tickets 3.9 percent. The Guardian reports that commuters’ transport costs have risen 50 percent in the past decade, […]

Weather update, Christmas travel forecast

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Extra trains, expect road delays for Switzerland for next 2 weeks GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Sitting in deep, deep snow at 1,000 metres in the Swiss Alps, with more of it bucketing down, it is hard to take Tuesday morning’s weather forecast seriously. We still have one week until Christmas, folks, and MeteoSwiss says 18 December […]