Western Switzerland.

Key changes to the 2023 timetable for Western Switzerland.

Long-distance services.

Direct connection between the Lake Geneva region and Lake Constance.

Thanks to the extension of the InterCity IC5, an hourly direct connection between Geneva and Rorschach will be introduced Monday to Friday with no need to change trains in St. Gallen.

A connection developed with students in mind.

A new direct connection will be introduced on Sunday evenings via Lucerne, mainly for students travelling between Ticino and French-speaking Switzerland. The service will depart from Bellinzona at 19:20 and arrive in Lucerne at 20:39 and in Lausanne at 23:16. This service will be introduced as of 19 February 2023 for a trial phase.

Two direct connections between Geneva Airport, Bern and Chur.

Two direct InterCity services between Geneva and Chur via Lausanne and Bern will now offered on the weekends, making it possible to travel to Graubünden without changing trains for the very first time.

Extension of RegioExpress trains to Geneva Airport.

From 11 December 2022, on weekends, every second RegioExpress train operating in the Lake Geneva region will serve Geneva Airport. Connections to Geneva Airport are now provided hourly with no need to change trains when departing from the stations of Bex, Villeneuve, Renens VD, Allaman, Rolle, Gland and Coppet (stations where InterRegio or InterCity trains do not stop) or from other stations where RegioExpress trains stop.

Two winter connections for winter sports enthusiasts.

The Verbier Express and VosAlpes Express will be renewed for the 2022/2023 winter season. The ideal choice for sustainable and comfortable travel that takes you straight to the foot of the slopes.

Verbier Express.

On weekends and public holidays between 17 December 2022 and 16 April 2023: the Verbier Express departs at 07:19 from Geneva Airport and at 07:29 from Geneva on Saturdays and Sundays, arriving in Le Châble at 09:39. For the return journey, the Verbier Express departs Le Châble at 17:27 and arrives in Geneva at 19:40 and in Geneva Airport at 19:49. The timetable will be slightly modified due to construction work on the weekends of 14/15 and 28/29 January, as well as 11/12 and 25/26 February 2023. Passengers taking the Verbier Express can benefit from supersaver tickets and reduced ski pass prices.


VosAlpes Express.

For its second season, the VosAlpes Express will connect Fribourg and Le Châble on weekends and public holidays between 17 December 2022 and 16 April 2023. The service will once again provide a connection to Villars and Bretaye from Bex, as well as to Champéry (Portes du Soleil) and Leysin from Aigle. The VosAlpes Express departs from Fribourg at 07:22. For passengers coming from Bern, Schmitten and Guin, a connection is provided by the S1 line arriving in Fribourg at 07:18. The VosAlpes Express will serve Romont (with a connection to the RegioExpress train arriving from Bulle), Palézieux, Vevey, Aigle and Bex. It will arrive in Le Châble at 09:15. For the return journey, passengers can take the Verbier Express departing from Le Châble at 17:27 and change to the VosAlpes Express train in Bex on the same platform. The VosAlpes Express service arrives in Fribourg at 19:37. Passengers taking the VosAlpes Express can benefit from supersaver tickets and reduced ski pass prices.


Regional services.

Engineering work.

SBB continually maintains and upgrades its infrastructure to ensure that passengers can enjoy a safe travel experience and arrive at their destination on time. The volume of works will increase substantially from 2023. In all cases, the necessary timetable changes will be announced in due course. SBB recommends that passengers consult the online timetable before every journey.

Geneva–Lausanne line.

Like every year, various construction works will take place on the line in the Lake Geneva region and occasional adjustments to the service will be necessary. From 7 July to 13 August 2023, engineering works on the tracks at Geneva station will reduce train capacity. InterCity 15 trains (St. Gallen–Geneva Airport) will terminate in Morges. 

Foot-of-the-Jura line (Lausanne/Geneva–Yverdon-les-Bains–Neuchâtel–Biel/Bienne–Zurich). 

Several major construction projects will take place along the foot-of-the-Jura line at various times throughout the year. The online timetable will be updated. Furthermore, several weekends of intensive work will be necessary to complete construction work in Biel/Bienne station. Passengers travelling on InterCity 5 trains and regional lines on this route are advised to always check their connections in the online timetable before departure. Lastly, Twann station will be closed for one year as of 26 June 2023. Replacement buses will be provided between Tüscherz and Twann.

Bernese Jura.

Due to construction work to bring Sonceboz-Sombeval station up to the standards outlined by the Federal Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against People with Disabilities, adjustments to the service offer are planned from 26 June 2023 to December 2024 between Sonceboz-Sombeval, Tavannes and Malleray-Bévillard. 

Lausanne–Bern line.

Continued modernisation works at Fribourg station and the renewal of the tracks between Palézieux and Puidoux will result in some changes to the service at specific points of the year (intensive work weekends), as well as in the annual timetable in general as of 14 August 2023. In particular, the number of stops for InterCity 1 trains will be modified, with stops added at Morges and Nyon. The journey time of the InterCity 1 will therefore be extended by seven minutes between Bern and Lausanne and seven minutes between Lausanne and Geneva. During this period, direct connections between the two cities will be provided by InterRegio 90 trains, which will run directly between Lausanne and Geneva.  

Lausanne–Brig line.

Several major construction projects planned between Cully and Rivaz, in Martigny and in central Valais will require a specific timetable to be put in place in July 2023 to allow for them to be carried out.

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