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Lausanne to Geneva Commute

Hi All,

So I've checked around and haven't found any more recent posts on this.

Does anyone here currently take the train from Lausanne to Geneva as part of their daily commute? If so, can you tell me if the train is normally rammed in the mornings at peak times (like in London where getting on can be survival of the fittest) or is it manageable to get on?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi All,

So I've checked around and haven't found any more recent posts on this.

Does anyone here currently take the train from Lausanne to Geneva as part of their daily commute? If so, can you tell me if the train is normally rammed in the mornings at peak times (like in London where getting on can be survival of the fittest) or is it manageable to get on?

Thanks in advance.
The new timetable which came in to force on sunday has increased the capacity and frequency on this line. I know people who used this service had been quite unhappy with it due to delays up to now.
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Re: Lausanne to Geneva Commute

If you think London is survival of the fittest, wait until you try here.. At least London had almost some form of queueing or letting the sick or elderly on first.. Here it's whomever can push hardest gets on first.

Peak times are very busy but you can usually find a seat when you tell somebody to move their bags. The trains tend to be longer and pretty frequent..

I only travel from Nyon and I go and return earlier for this very reason.. I take the 06.15 !!
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If you think London is survival of the fittest, wait until you try here.. At least London had almost some form of queueing or letting the sick or elderly on first.. Here it's whomever can push hardest gets on first.

Peak times are very busy but you can usually find a seat when you tell somebody to move their bags. The trains tend to be longer and pretty frequent..

I only travel from Nyon and I go and return earlier for this very reason.. I take the 06.15 !!
Ha! But in London, getting a seat is a very rare affair, a miracle even... so I'll take the fact that there's some chance of getting one on this train as a strong positive. Thanks for the info!
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Re: Lausanne to Geneva Commute

There are engineering works between Nyon and Coppet which is causing delays and infrequent cancellations. The trains coming from the Valais are often delayed by a few minutes, but one is nonstop Lausanne Geneva, the other 1 stop at Nyon.
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Re: Lausanne to Geneva Commute

Some of the trains start directly from Lausanne in the morning (meaning they are empty).
If you're standing on the right place of the railway platform when the train is coming (i.e. close to one of the doors), you'll have a seat...
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Ha! But in London, getting a seat is a very rare affair, a miracle even... so I'll take the fact that there's some chance of getting one on this train as a strong positive. Thanks for the info!
In nearly six years I've probably stood on the train 3 times..Even when i've travelled at busy time and these were because I couldn't be bothered to walk through the carriages. They are like 15 cars long or double deck..

I remember my London years, heading into canon street like a sardine.
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Re: Lausanne to Geneva Commute

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You can check on www.sbb.ch how crowded the trains are for 1. and 2. class. (if you see 3 red symbols, the train is very crowded) 7:12 and 7:42 seems to be bad at least in 2. class)
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Re: Lausanne to Geneva Commute

They're bringing new trains too, double-decker carriages, to add capacity but this is delayed due to technical problems but promised soon.


I've lived in London (South Western Trains into Waterloo was enough to make you emigrate) and Lausanne-Geneva is much calmer. Besides the views out of the window are stunning.
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