Nov 24, 2021 - 12:38 AM
in reply to Arno
Some of this information needs a lot more context added:
There will be direct IC connections between Zurich and Chur on Sundays between 2 pm and 8 pm during the winter sports season (between Christmas and Easter).
Clarification: there is little new here: all it means is that there will be IC trains every 30 mins at certain times, rather than every 1 hour.
There will be a direct connection by regional trains between Bern and Chur via Burgdorf, Zurich and Ziegelbrücke: the "Aare Linth" line.
additional Info: This is the third of the 'trilogy' of new train services 'won' by SOB railway from SBB. The trains will be the same semi-panoramic vehicles as used on the Voralpen Express and Treno Gottardo Gotthard regional trains
The route Geneva Airport-Zurich-St. Gallen will be extended to Rorschach for most IC trains.
Info: this is a rather minor development , and returns the route to the state it was in the 1970s!
The new cantonal railway station in Altdorf (Uri, Central Switzerland) will provide quicker, direct connections to Zurich and Ticino.
More detail/context: Altdorf has always been a station. It has been gradually rebuilt in recent years as an add on to the construction of the Gotthard base tunnel which starts very close by. The new service comprises an additional calling stop on the 2-hourly route IC2 whose calling pattern will now be: Zurich - Zug - Arth Goldau - Altdorf - Bellinzona - Lugano . Warning to tourists: Altdorf station is some distance from the village (home of William Tell) The 'promotion' of Altdorf amounts to a 'relegation' in the importance of Fluelen station
Slightly 'hidden' from the casual observer due to the Swiss language/cultural divide are: Additional changes in Suisse Romande (French speaking Switzerland :
Of potential interest:
Fusion of two local services into one, giving a direct service without change between Romont (a much underrated citadel town) and Neuchatel (lakeside city of note also less visited than some places often mention on this forum!)
Direct trains Lausanne - Valle de Joux (The Vallee de Joux is a picturesque east - west valley with lake in the Jura mountains) thanks to a rebuild of the station at Le Day
More double deck trains on the Geneva - Brig route
Last modified on Nov 24, 2021 - 12:44 AM by 1960man