May 28, 2018 - 1:30 AM
in reply to 1960man
It has been a very long time since I have done the train run between Geneva and Lausanne. To re-acquaint myself with it I watched a number of cab-ride videos of the run and I must agree with you that it isn't that scenic. Not any more ! Watching cab rides doesn't show the view from one side or the other, and much of the run seems to be beside warehouses, commercial buildings, apartment buildings, grafitti covered cement walls, not to mention that a number of sections are running below grade, so the view is even less interesting. There are some sections, particularly from Geneva to Coppet, where one does have nice glimpses to the lake and over to the shore in France. How much of the Jura do you actually see from the train line ? This corridor saw a doubling of passenger traffic between 2000 and 2010 and it is expected to double again by 2030. Over 100,000 passengers per day ! Not a very touristy part of the CFF system. Once one is in Lausanne, the views get much better, whether continuing along the lake or heading up to Lake Neuchâtel and beyond. If our traveler has the time, I hope he goes from Geneva to Lausanne by boat.
The other comment you contributed ("You can't really benefit from a local tariff area pass because Geneva is in Geneva canton, and Lausanne is in Vaud canton.") is directed to our traveler and I hope he sees it..