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zimmuo
zimmuo
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Jun 29, 2022 - 6:24 PM

Hello! I recently purchased tickets for Lyria TGV from Paris to Zurich in late September. I read somewhere that the weekend of 24th and 25th of September might have railway work.

Questions:

  1. Does anyone know if this weekend's trains will definitely be affected?
  2. Since this information was not noted when I purchased the ticket, will they be sending me an update later if my trip will be affected?
  3. This is a direct reservation currently. If we are forced to change trains in Basel to take an SBB train, does anyone know how much additional time it would take to reach Zurich? The Lyria is supposed to take 4h4min. The transfer times I've seen seem to be about 10 minutes. Not sure how much slower the SBB train would be from Basel to Zurich compared to the TGV.

Many thanks in advance for your help!

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Jun 29, 2022 - 7:21 PM in reply to zimmuo

Hi zimmuo and welcome to MySwissAlps.com!

I've checked the SBB timetable and there is no sign of any construction on that line during the end of September.

This is the only one I am aware of: www.myswissalps.com/forum/topic/no-basel-zurich-tgv-may-july-2022. But this one does not affect your trip.

Where did you buy your tickets? Did that site say anything?

Updates depending on the site. If you've purchased your ticket from SNCF and you download the app, you should get a notice.

There are many trains from Basel to Zurich, the fastest ones (direct trains) are in Zurich in less than an hour.

Ildiko

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zimmuo
zimmuo
15 posts
new member
Jun 29, 2022 - 10:43 PM in reply to Ildiko

Thank you, @IIdiko. They were purchased from SNCF. I have not downloaded the app though.There was no note (at least that I noticed) at time of purchase, as I was focusing on the ticket stating it was "direct" and there were no stops in Basel.

I hope you're right and it stays that way. Thank you!

1960man
1960man
4331 posts
expert
Jun 29, 2022 - 10:49 PM in reply to zimmuo

We don't know yet if there will be any changes in September.

However, the TGV between Basel and Zurich is every so often replaced by a 'emergency' Swiss train anyway. This usually happens if there is a serious delay to the TGV on the French leg of the journey.

Do not worry if this happens or you have to change trains in Basel for any other reason. Changing trains at Basel is quite easy, and there are at least 5 trains per hour between Basel and Zurich. Non-stop normal Swiss trains take the same time as the TGV because they travel on the same tracks.

zimmuo
zimmuo
15 posts
new member
Jun 30, 2022 - 2:12 AM in reply to 1960man

Thank you both!

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