SBB maintains the network and will completely renew one of the two lines on the 7 km section between Pudu and Paleju from July 24, 2023. From August 14 to December 9, 2023, this major construction site will have only one track available for rail traffic. Special schedules will be introduced to ensure customers have the best possible travel experience.
Schedule changes SBB
The special schedule will be in effect from Monday, August 14, 2023. For long-distance transport, the schedules of lines IC1 (Geneva Airport – Bern – Zurich HB – St. Gallen), IR15 (Geneva Airport – Lausanne – Bern – Lucerne) and IR90 apply. (Geneva Airport – Brig) adapted. Travelers using these routes will experience changes to departure times, stops, transfers and more.
In terms of regional services, buses will replace trains on line 5 RER Vaud (Vaud S-Bahn) between Pudu and Palaisiers. Trains on line 9 RER Vaud are suspended between Lausanne and Palesiou. During peak hours, there is a direct alternative bus between Meudon and Epalinge on the Croisette (connecting with the M2 metro to Lausanne). During this period, the Moraion stop will only be served by buses.
In some cases, travel time may be longer. SBB urges travelers on these lines to check the already adjusted online timetables to see if the timetable changes will affect their trains and whether regular routes still exist. We recommend you check it out.
SBB will spend four months completely renovating 7 kilometers of one of the lines between Paleju and Pudu. To do this, work trains will deliver 11 thousand sleepers, 12 thousand tons of gravel and about 14 kilometers of rail track to the construction site. Some work is done at night. SBB is committed to keeping noise pollution to a minimum and appreciates residents’ understanding.
During two weekends in November (4th and 5th and 25th and 26th November), a new switchgear will be installed at Pudu station, which is under intensive construction. This will facilitate the new proposal between Vevey and Palaisiers, planned for the end of 2024. The total cost of construction will reach 60 million francs.
Train IC1 (Geneva Airport – St. Gallen) runs between Geneva Airport and Freiburg, and train IR15 (Geneva Airport – Lucerne) runs between Lausanne and Freiburg. Alternative buses operate between Lausanne and Freiburg. Buses will replace the canceled trains. Some commuter trains will also be stopped and replaced by buses.