posted on 24th Nov 2019 22:55
DB, SNCF, Trenitalia and SBB are further expanding their offer of international rail transport. The partner railways are thus taking into account the development and increasing importance of sustainability and climate protection and increased demand. At a joint event in Zürich on 23 November, SBB, DB, SNCF, TGV Lyria and Trenitalia presented their latest trains for international services. The capacities on the most important services between Switzerland and neighbouring countries will be significantly expanded.
In order to further take into account the current and future development of international passenger transport, SBB and the partner railways DB, SNCF and Trenitalia have decided to further expand their cooperation for international daily connections. Together with ÖBB, SBB intends to further develop night train services to and from Switzerland.
In terms of traffic to Germany, passengers from Chur and Zürich will be traveling with the DB’s ICE 4 high speed trains from the timetable change in December 2019. These replace the ICE trains of the first generation that have been in use for around 30 years.
Also from December 2019, TGV Lyria will be using the new TGV Euroduplex high speed trains on routes from Zürich, Lausanne and Genève to Paris, replacing the single-deck TGVs.
And last but not least, from December 2019 the SBB ‘s new Giruno long distance high speed trains will be operating on the Gotthard route to Lugano/Chiasso, and from spring 2020 a gradual use will take place to Milan.