New rail flyover opened


A major piece in a complex transport puzzle was opened yesterday.

As part of the long running rail expansion in French speaking areas – called the Léman 2030 project -a new 1.2 km train flyover welcomed its first trains in Renens in canton Vaud. It means a frustrating bottleneck has been cleared for trains running from Lausanne to Geneva. 

It’s taken eight years to build and cost CHF 280m. 

The new bridge also opens up a fourth line which will help punctuality. 

Around 670 trains will use it every day. 

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