Following population growth in the area to the west of Lausanne and successive improvements to public transport services, Renens station has seen an encouraging increase in use.
However, many of its facilities are now too small and do not meet current standards. This is why we are working for you to respond to these growing demands:
For people with impaired mobility, passengers with suitcases and families with pushchairs.
Very large increase in platform surface area and provision of twice as many access points.
Interface with other public transport services.
Interchange with other public transport services will be improved to give you easier access to the train, bus, subway and tram (Lausanne–Flon).
The following work has been carried out:
Replacement of the existing underpass with a wider underpass with ramps and stairs providing access to the platforms;
Widening and extension of platforms 2 and 3 to 420m;
Height increase for all platforms to 55cm in order to provide step-free access to the trains;
Modification of the track area of the eastern station approach;
Construction of new platform canopies by upgrading platform lighting and furnishings;
Renovation of the historic canopy on platform 1
Coordination of construction work with the ‘Rayon Vert’ municipal project (construction of a walkway connecting the north and south sides of the tracks with access to each platform), the new m1 terminus and new buildings constructed by SBB Real Estate.
The following work is under way:
Construction of a shared new platform 4 for both train and tram services.
Start of construction
Opening of the new underpass
New m1 platform
Completion of platform 3 standardisation
Completion of platforms 1 and 2 standardisation
Opening of the station
SBB station building renovated (SBB Real Estate)
Opening of platform 4 in use by the tram
The estimated cost is CHF 172 million (±20%), including half the track work to the east of the station.
Funding is provided by the SBB service agreement, which is financed by the Swiss Confederation.