05.10.2021 | Disrupted traffic on RegioExpress trains
Due to the lack of SBB train drivers, the RegioExpress trains will be cancelled from Friday to Monday between the 8th and 25th of October 2021:
- On Mondays and Fridays, the RegioExpress will run once an hour between Annemasse-Vevey/St-Maurice.
- On Saturdays and Sundays, no RegioExpress will run between Annemasse and Vevey/St-Maurice.
The IR15 trains will have their timetable modified in order to make the stops of the RegioExpress trains from Friday to Monday between Geneva and Lausanne during this period.
The adapted RegioExpress timetable are posted on the SBB website and the SBB Mobile App.
The Léman Express lines will continue to run according to the timetable.
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Work in progress on the Léman Express network; find all the details here:
Lémanis, SBB and SNCF ask passengers to check the online timetables before each journey:
As border controls are currently being tightened, we invite travellers to carry identity documents and other relevant forms for entry into the neighbouring country.
Take the example of a train “X” from Geneva to Coppet. The train “X” encounters a problem in Versoix: the passengers are kindly asked to leave the train and take the next one. The train “X” will not reach its destination and therefore cannot go back from Coppet as planned: it is cancelled.
The single-track infrastructure on a large part of the Léman Express network imposes certain constraints due to the railway safety. In the example mentioned above, two solutions can be proposed: the provision of a replacement train or the cancellation of a multiple-unit train (running therefore as a single-unit) to avoid the complete cancellation of the train. If those measures help to replace cancelled trains, it cannot however fulfill all the perturbations. To catch up with the delay, one-off operating measures are put in place, such as the cancellation of a train or the non-serving of certain stations, to avoid accentuating the disruption. To adhere to the timetable in complete safety, some trains are therefore cancelled or running in a reduced unit.
Léman Express trains are expected in a multiple-unit configuration during peak hours.
Some trains are running in single-units (shorter trains) in case of a technical issue, in order to maintain the traffic. The single-unit trains are privileged to enable the maintenance centers to deal rapidly with the breakdowns. When all the units are available, the multiple-unit trains (longer trains) are running again. This measure allows to avoid the cancellation of a train, the priority being to respect the schedules in complete safety.
Lémanis, SBB and SNCF, are fully committed to inform passengers and ask them to scrupulously respect the rules currently in force to adress the epidemic.