Strikes For Members

‘Severely disrupted’: Geneva's Léman Express hit by strike action

The Local Switzerland
The Local Switzerland - [email protected]
‘Severely disrupted’: Geneva's Léman Express hit by strike action
The Léman Express traffic is disrupted between France and Switzerland. Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

Due to a nationwide transport strike in France, the Léman Express, which links Swiss border regions with nearby French communities, experienced major disruptions on Tuesday.


While the trains will run normally on the Swiss territory, this will not be the case on the French side of the border, impacting thousands of people who commute to their jobs in the Geneva area each day.

"Rail traffic on the French territory of the Léman Express will be severely disrupted from Tuesday October 18th”, the company announced on its website.

"On Swiss territory, the Léman Express trains will run according to the timetable, up to Annemasse".

Specifically, traffic on five lines will be disrupted:

  • Line 1: Evian – Geneva – Coppet
  • Line 2: Annecy – Geneva – Coppet
  • Line 3: St. Gervais – Geneva – Coppet
  • Line 4: Annemasse – Geneva – Coppet
  • Line 6: Bellegarde - Geneva


A collaboration between the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and France’s SNCF, the Léman Express is a 230-km-long network of 40 trains spanning 45 stations  between the Swiss cantons of Geneva and Vaud, and the French departments of Ain and Haute-Savoie.

This site has up-to-date information on expected disruptions.

Other cross-border services, such as TGV links between Swiss and French cities, will also  be impacted, according to Swiss Federal Railways (SBB).

These trains between Geneva / Lausanne and Paris will be cancelled as well:

  • TGV Lyria 9765 - departure at 10:18 from Paris Gare de Lyon
  • TGV Lyria 9789 - departure at 20:18 from Paris Gare de Lyon
  • TGV Lyria 9776 – departure at 16:29 from Geneva
  • TGV Lyria 9782 – departure at 18 :44 from Lausanne

Disruptions are expected to continue into Wednesday


READ MORE: Swiss-French cross-border rail link to increase price of tickets



Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also