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Geneva’s new regional cross-border trains to run all night on weekend

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Geneva’s new regional cross-border trains to run all night on weekend
The Léman Express network comprises 45 stations. Photo: SBB
11:03 CEST+02:00
Services on the new Léman Express network which will soon link greater Geneva with neighbouring France will run all night on the weekend, it has been announced.

“Between Coppet [in Switzerland] and Annemasse [in France], trains will run from 5am in the morning to 12.30am during the week and 24 hours a day on the weekend,” a spokesperson for the network told Geneva daily Tribune de Genève.

“On Friday and Saturday nights, there will be one train an hour between 12.30am and 5am [between Coppet and Annemasse],” the spokesperson added.

Meanwhile, other French destinations in the Léman Express network will be serviced by buses all night on Friday and Saturday with more details expected in October.

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In more good news for commuters and partygoers, there will be no night supplement as is the case, for example, in Zurich. In short, fares will be the same whenever you travel.

Full network operations from December 15th 

The eagerly anticipated Léman Express will be fully operational on December 15th.

This network – a joint Swiss–French project – has been designed to provide local train links between the greater Geneva area and locations in France.

The Léman Express network.

After its launch, there will be direct connections between Coppet/Geneva and French destinations including Annemasse, Evian-les-Bains, Annecy and St-Gervais-les-Bains-Le-Fayet.

Tickets and travel cards for the new network are set to go on sale in November. Both Switzerland’s SBB and France’s SNCF will be selling these fares.

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