Mar 17, 2020 - 5:05 AM
in reply to Steph
Good dig, there. I looked for a version of this article en français, mais sans succès ! Maybe I'll have better luck later today. There should be some sort of official notice in all four of the national languages, as these changes are important for all Swiss who rely on trains for transport. I can understand why it is not in English, as this is primarily directed at Swiss people (and residents), not tourists.
<< Services to the neighbouring counties will be either STOPPED or are only provided up to the BORDER>> You mean countries, of course, but I wonder what will happen with the SBB (basically commuter) trains that go just over the border to places such as Waldshut, Germany (in this case 1.8 kilometres over a bridge over the Rhein). See attached map. I've also seen such trains in Lörrach, on their way to Bâle.
I also wonder about international trains that operate in or pass through Switzerland.
I also wonder how any future tightening of controls of roads at the border will affect cross-border shopping. As you know, Swiss just love doing their grocery shopping at Kaufland and Edeka in Germany and Intermarché, Carrefour, and Casino in France.
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