LÉMAN EXPRESS: WHY IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
WHAT IS THE LÉMAN EXPRESS?
Just in case you’ve just arrived in Geneva or have lived under a rock on the Salève for the past few years…
Léman Express is a new urban and regional commuter rail network offering 230km of ultra-modern, cross-border railways serving 45 stations in the cantons of Vaud and Geneva and in the French departments of Ain and Haute-Savoie.
With this network there will be direct connections between Coppet/Geneva and some popular French destinations including Annemasse, Evian-les-Bains, Annecy and St-Gervais-les-Bains-Le-Fayet.
HOW MANY OF THESE STATIONS ARE IN GENEVA?
19 stops and stations will be served by the Léman Express, making it the backbone of public transport both in the canton of Geneva and throughout the region.
HOW MANY TRAINS ARE THERE?
There will be 40 trains with the Léman Express signs.
On some routes the trains will be very frequent for example 6 trains per hour on the line between Geneva and Annemasse.
WHEN WILL THE LÉMAN EXPRESS BE PUT INTO SERVICE?
The Léman Express will be put into service on 15 December 2019.
WHY WAS THE LÉMAN EXPRESS CREATED?
The idea is to boost Geneva’s public transport system and promote sustainable mobility. The current local rail network in Geneva consists of two short lines and is not really comparable to the ‘RER’/S-Bahn networks of major cities.
The hope is to encourage all of us who live here to rethink the way we travel, both for work and leisure.
The rail network could potentially reduce road traffic in our canton by 12%.
HOW WILL THE LÉMAN EXPRESS CHANGE YOUR LIFE?
It will save you lots of time and will eliminate the border effect felt in our urban area and offer efficient and comfortable travel.
Because of the extended network and hours, you can now go by train to the theatre, the beach, sporting events and even a ski trip!
It could enhance our quality of life and help us do our bit for the environment.
WHEN WILL THE TRAINS RUN?
The trains will run 24 hours a day on weekends and from 5am to 12.30am on weekdays beween Annemasse and Coppet.
HOW WILL THE TICKETS WORK AND HOW MUCH WILL THEY COST?
With one single ticket, you can have access to all public transport within Tariff Zone 10, covering the whole of Geneva. This includes trains, trams, buses and the lake shuttles. The new Léman Express train lines are accessible too at no extra cost.
Ticket prices remain at 3 CHF for one hour of travel with a full fare adult ticket or CHF500 for a full fare adult annual prescription.
WHERE DO I LEAVE MY CAR OR BICYCLE IF I TAKE THE TRAIN TO WORK?
Bicycle stations and park and ride parks will be created offering direct access to the trains, as well as bus and tram stops near the stations giving access to the trains.
WILL THE TRAINS BE ACCESSIBLE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE?
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