Federal Office of Transport (FOT)

Modernisation and development of the railway services in French-speaking Switzerland is a priority for the Swiss Confederation. Léman 2030 is an ambitious and highly integrated programme that will bring benefits to passengers in the Lake Geneva region and beyond.

Anna Barbara Remund

Deputy Director of the Federal Office of Transport (FOT) responsible for infrastructure.

Modernisation and development of the railway services in French-speaking Switzerland is a priority for the Swiss Confederation. Léman 2030 is an ambitious and highly integrated programme that will bring benefits to passengers in the Lake Geneva region and beyond.

Modernisation and development of the railway services in French-speaking Switzerland, in particular as part of Léman 2030, is a priority for the Swiss Confederation and the Federal Office of Transport (FOT). Léman 2030 isn’t a one-off railway project. Instead, it’s an ambitious programme made up of various elements which come together to form a coherent whole and achieve a clear, cross-cantonal objective. While work is ongoing, it is inevitable that the projects to remodel the Lausanne–Renens hub or expand Geneva station will cause inconvenience to passengers given the sheer scale of the work involved. But this large-scale engineering work will all be worth it in the end. The projects will lead to improvements for passengers – more frequent services, longer trains, greater timetable stability – and customers well beyond the Lake Geneva region will benefit from these improvements too. As a financial backer, sponsor and decision-making body, the FOT is doing everything it can to make sure that the measures involved in the 2025 and 2035 upgrade phases are completed on time, within budget and to the required safety standards. These projects are vital for the future of train travel in Switzerland.

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