Jul 5, 2018 - 6:14 PM
The railways are carrying out major reconstruction and maintenance projects at the moment. Some projects won't affect you much, e.g. if station buildings are being renovated. Other projects result in fewer trains, delayed trains, or trains replaced by buses (longer travel time). In any case you'll be able to reach your destination. Note that most trips will not be significantly affected. If your route is affected on your travel date, the advanced online timetable will provide details: www.myswissalps.com/ti metable. If you are interested in more details, then read on.
The railways are referring to all of this as the "summer timetable". This may sound like this is an annual event, but that's not the case. The works are carried out between June 30 and August 26 because fewer commuters will be affected then. We as tourists are a minority ;-)
Some major projects are:
- Lausanne to Bern via Puidoux-Chexbres. There are buses instead of trains from Lausanne to Puidoux-Chexbres. Alternatively you can travel the longer route via Neuchâtel or Biel all by train;
- Fewer trains between Basel and Olten;
- Fewer trains on the short section between St. Gallen main station and St. Gallen Winkeln.
For more information about all 30 construction sites you can check these pages:
Last modified on Nov 1, 2018 - 4:17 PM by Arno