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New rail tunnel proposed under an Alpine pass
Rendition showing crosscut view of proposed tunnel. Photo: Canton of Valais

New rail tunnel proposed under an Alpine pass
February 05, 2016

Yet another Alpine railway tunnel is in the works for Switzerland — but this one would also carry electrical transmission lines.

Airlines carry more passengers in 2015: IATA
February 04, 2016

Global air passenger traffic jumped 6.5 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year, boosted largely by lower air fares, the Geneva-based IATA says.

Thousands clamour for historic Gotthard tunnel ride
Gotthard Base Tunnel workers celebrate having bored through 57 kilometres of rock face. Photo: Federal Transport Office

Thousands clamour for historic Gotthard tunnel ride
February 03, 2016

Around 160,000 Swiss residents have applied for the chance to ride into history.

Sweden's EQT 'best suited' to take over Kuoni
Photo: Kuoni

Sweden's EQT 'best suited' to take over Kuoni
January 29, 2016

Swiss travel group Kuoni says it considers Swedish investment fund EQT the best suited to take it over, but that no final decisions about a buyout have been made.

Lugano's airport forced to close for nine days
Photo: Justus Weiss

Lugano's airport forced to close for nine days
January 28, 2016

The canton of Ticino’s main airport will be forced to close for nine days this autumn for the repaving of its runway.

Half-fare card rail users to get ten-franc break
Photo: SBB

Half-fare card rail users to get ten-franc break
January 26, 2016

Holders of half-fare travel cards for Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) are set to receive a modest gift in the mail.

Train station pathway for blind to be 'reconsidered'
View of Lowenstrasse station. Photo: Hoff1980/Wikimedia Commons

Train station pathway for blind to be 'reconsidered'
January 18, 2016

Federal authorities have backed down from a decision ordering Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to remove some of the tactile floor lines installed to guide the blind in Zurich’s underground train station.

Zurich station told to yank pathways for blind
Photo: A. Grandchamp/City of Geneva

Zurich station told to yank pathways for blind
January 18, 2016

Advocates for the blind are crying foul after federal officials ordered the removal of certain tactile floor guides in Zurich’s new underground train station.

Rail passengers face delays due to freeze-up
Photo: SBB/Twitter

Rail passengers face delays due to freeze-up
January 18, 2016

Bitterly cold weather in parts of Switzerland led to disruptions in rail traffic on the national network, Swiss Federal Railways SBB) said on Monday.

Verbier 'costs 40 percent more than Ischgl': report
Photo: Ischgl.com

Verbier 'costs 40 percent more than Ischgl': report
January 12, 2016

A Swiss consumer affairs TV programme has highlighted the challenge ski resorts in Switzerland have competing with similar resorts in neighbouring countries, such as Austria.

Two Italians killed in Swiss avalanche: police
The aftermath of an avalanche that struck the region last year. Photo: Valais cantonal police

Two Italians killed in Swiss avalanche: police
January 10, 2016

Two Italians were killed on Saturday after they and another cross-country skier were hit by an avalanche in the Swiss Alps, police said.

Medieval Murten plans 'spectacular' light show
Photo: Murten Tourismus

Medieval Murten plans 'spectacular' light show
January 06, 2016

The Swiss medieval lakeside town of Murten is gearing up for its first Festival of Lights, an event starting next week that promises to transform it into a tourist magnet over 12 days.

Snow ends drought for Swiss ski resorts
A change from this: hikers walk on what is normally a nordic ski trail last week near the Col de la Givrine in the Jura Mountains, canton of Vaud. Photo: The Local

Snow ends drought for Swiss ski resorts
January 04, 2016

Snow has finally arrived in the Swiss Alps after a month of warmer than usual weather, although the white stuff came too late for many Christmas season holidaymakers packing their bags on Sunday.

Lack of snow poses challenge for ski resorts
Webcam view on Tuesday of Moléson, where visitors are being encouraged to use the lifts for sightseeing, given the lack of snow for skiing. Photo: Moleson.ch

Lack of snow poses challenge for ski resorts
December 22, 2015

Skiing at Christmas will be a challenge at many mountain resorts in Switzerland due to a lack of snow, with none forecast for the rest of the week amid above-average temperatures across the country.

Five affordable places to ski in Switzerland
Photo: Christof Sonderegger/swiss-image.ch

Five affordable places to ski in Switzerland
December 10, 2015

The Swiss franc has soared in value, making a ski holiday in Switzerland a pricey proposition this winter. But you can still find affordable options, says The Local’s Emily Mawson, who rounds up five destinations for the budget-minded.

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