International night train services from Switzerland to resume this week
After restarting much of their international services on June 8th, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) will add the night trains, which were suspended during the Covid-19 crisis.
The resumption of the currently discontinued international night trains is planned as follows:
From 26 June onwards:
• Nightjet (NJ) from Graz to Zurich
• Nightjet (NJ) from Vienna to Zurich
From 27 June onwards:
• Nightjet (NJ) from Zurich to Berlin
• Nightjet (NJ) from Zurich to Hamburg
From 28 June onwards:
• Nightjet (NJ) from Berlin to Zurich
• Nightjet (NJ) from Hamburg to Zurich
• EuroNight (EN) from Prague to Zurich
• EuroNight (EN) from Zagreb to Zurich
Additionally, the high-speed TGV Lyria will be operating several trains starting July 4th from Swiss cities of Geneva, Lausanne, Basel and Zurich, to Paris and Marseilles in France.
#Traffic— TGV Lyria (@TGV_Lyria) June 12, 2020
From 4 July, TGV Lyria is now running with:
▪ 3 round trips ParisGeneva,
▪ 3 round trips ParisLausanne via Geneva,
▪ 2 round trips ParisLausanne via Vallorbe,
▪ 4 round trips ParisBasel/Zurich,
▪ 1 round trip GenevaMarseille. pic.twitter.com/iE2Gg7CW31
These trains will supplement the cross-border links that are already in service since June 8th:
Two trains are operating between Geneva and Paris, as well as one train between Basel SNCF and Paris.
International trains are also operating through Basel SBB and Schaffhausen between Switzerland and Germany, including ICE from Hamburg or Berlin to Basel SBB, Interlaken or Zurich.
Chur, IC Zurich – Schaffhausen – Stuttgart, ICE between Cologne and Basel SBB.
EC trains on the Zurich – Munich line and the IC buses between Zurich and Munich.
The Railjet service to Vienna and the EC connection to Graz are in service.
Connections with Italy are not yet resumed.
As the regular services are resuming, the SBB is reminding passengers to wear masks, especially on busy trains and when the 1.5-metre safety distance cannot be respected.