2018 timetable with expansion of the SBB's offer and new line numbers.
The focus of this year’s timetable change on 10 December 2017 is on French-speaking Switzerland. SBB is providing more direct connections and more seating.
In the 2018 timetable, construction and maintenance work will increasingly be carried out over longer intervals. This will enable SBB to boost efficiency and reduce costs. In addition, punctuality during the day is being improved.
From the 2018 timetable onwards, the InterRegio service on the Geneva Airport-Bern-Lucerne line will now stop in Nyon, Morges, Palézieux and Ramont. As a result, Nyon and Morges will have a direct connection to Bern. Palézieux and Romont are now being connected to Geneva and Geneva Airport. Double-deck train compositions of the model IC2000 will be primarily used on these routes. More seats will therefore be available. InterRegio trains on the Geneva Airport-Lausanne-Brig line will now operate an hourly service without stopping between Geneva and Lausanne. As a result, the travel time between Valais, the Riviera and Geneva will be reduced by 11 minutes.
When it comes to international passenger traffic, the focus is on expanding an attractive offer to the north-south axis. From 10 December 2017, a daily connection between Zurich and Venice will be introduced. In addition, one pair of ETR 610 trains will run per day directly from Frankfurt to Milan. On the Zurich-Stuttgart line, customers will benefit from an hourly service.