Coronavirus notice: Work on our construction sites has recommenced, in line with the Confederation’s public health instructions. Construction work on the national rail network is currently being replanned. The new deadlines for construction works will be published as soon as possible.
2017 – start of construction
December 2019 – start of operations
2020 – end of construction
Before the works, when passenger trains ran on the Lausanne-Geneva line, the slower freight trains had to let them pass. To do this, they would stop on a track and resume their journey once the passenger trains had passed.
We have decided to invest in the railway infrastructure by building a passing track between Coppet and Founex. This work lets us ensure there is capacity for freight as well as for growing passenger traffic.
We have built a new central track
We have adapted control points to incorporate safety installations
We have also adapted the existing Le Pralet underpass to fit the new track
We remained within the budget of CHF 73 million.
Funding is provided by the Swiss Confederation (project to fund and expand the rail infrastructure (FERI)).