Delays and disruption expected in Geneva on July 6 due to French rail strike
Commuters who use the Léman Express or TER between Geneva and Lausanne should expect delays and disruption on Wednesday, July 6. It follows an announcement by workers at SNCF, the operator of public transport in France, that they would begin strike action on Tuesday night.
Disruption expected in Switzerland during French rail strike
From 7pm on July 5 to 8pm on July 7, SNCF workers in France will down tools and strike over demands for increased salaries and in protest against staff shortages. The strike will affect the entirety of the rail network in France and services where SNCF cooperates with Swiss public transport.
According to Léman Express, between 10am and 3pm, and again after 8pm on July 6, trains between Coppet, Canton Vaud and Annemasse in France will stop at Chêne-Bourg in Geneva, instead of crossing the border. RegioExpress services with final destinations in France will instead finish their journeys at Geneva Main Station. For passengers wanting to go to Annemasse, authorities recommend using tram line 17 from central Geneva or from Chêne Bourg, Peillonnex.
Other rail delays and cancellations should be expected around Geneva
On the French side, Swiss TER and Léman Express trains will be replaced by bus services. Ticket and other passenger services at Annemasse station will close from 9pm on Tuesday until the end of strike action. Swiss rail services in France should run as normal on all other strike days.
However, despite the clear action plan, Léman Express admitted significant delays and other disruptions are likely in Switzerland during the strike. They encouraged all passengers to avoid travelling on July 6 and called on commuters to work from home.
For regular updates about delays and disruptions on the line, please visit the Léman Express website.