At the moment, when passenger trains are operating on the Lausanne–Geneva line, freight trains have to let them pass. To do this, they stop on the holding track and continue their journey once the tracks are clear.
We have decided to invest in the railway infrastructure by building a passing track between Coppet and Founex. This will make it possible to compensate for the increase in traffic volume while allowing passenger trains to continue their journey when their route crosses that of a freight train. The objectives of these measures are:
To stabilise the frequency.
of your passenger trains
To improve the traffic flow.
of freight trains
We are building a new central track;
We are modifying control points to incorporate safety installations;
We are also adapting the existing Le Pralet underpass to fit the new track
The estimated cost is around CHF 73 million.
Funding is provided by the Swiss Confederation (project to fund and expand the rail infrastructure (FERI)).