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Léman 2030

By 2030, the number of passengers between Lausanne and Geneva will have doubled to 100,000 people every day. SBB’s Léman 2030 project – the largest Swiss rail project of the coming decade – will increase the capacity of the railway network on this route, particularly the capacities of Lausanne, Renens and Geneva railway stations. Lausanne station will be the centrepiece of this project. From 2021, SBB will lengthen its platforms to 420 metres and build additional underpasses for improved access. This will facilitate the use of 400 metre long trains with 1,050 seats. The Lausanne-Geneva route will be serviced on four tracks at 15-minute intervals. At the same time, a cross-border commuter train, the Léman Express, will be introduced in western Switzerland. This linchpin of this project is a new, 16 km double-track railway line, which is being built as part of the CEVA project. It will run largely underground, connecting Genève-Cornavin, Eaux-Vives and Annemasse (France). The new line will connect existing rail networks in Switzerland and France, thus underlining the cross-border provision of the Léman Express. Its final commissioning is set for December 2019.