Train schedule in parts of Switzerland to change in July

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 3 Jul, 2020 Updated Fri 3 Jul 2020 11:26 CEST
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Repair works will mean changes to trains schedules in Switzerland this summer.

Major works at the station in Morges (VD) will cause temporary modifications on some Swiss routes, as well as the replacement of regional trains by buses during the first three weekends of July.

As Morges lies on the railway track to Geneva, some train services toward the Geneva airport will be disrupted during the weekends of July 3rd to 5th, 10th to 12th, and 17th to 19th. 

The IR 90 from Brig to Geneva Airport and RE (St-Maurice / Vevey – Geneva) trains will operate on a modified schedule. The latter connection will, however, ensure the circulation of four trains per hour in each direction between Lausanne and Geneva Airport.

The trains IC1 between Geneva Airport and St. Gallen and IR15 (Geneva Airport - Lucerne) will be eliminated between Geneva Airport and Lausanne. The Vaud RER trains will also be suspended and replaced by buses between Renens and Allaman.

The updated schedule can be found here

New international connections to begin on July 4th.

As of Saturday, the high-speed TGV Lyria starts operating several trains starting from Swiss cities of Geneva, Lausanne, Basel and Zurich, to Paris and Marseilles in France.

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These services are an addition to cross-border trains that are already in operation:


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. 


Five lines, including the connections between Zurich and Milan and Basel and Milan, are in operation. 

Masks are required on trains from July 6th:

Starting on Monday, masks will become obligatory on all trains, both domestic and international in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.



The Local 2020/07/03 11:26

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