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Paul Burkhalter
 

Good morning,
When will the timetables for the new services on CEVA be made available? I’m keen to see what the new route to Evian will look like.
Thank you,
Paul

StuartSmith
 

On 8 Aug 2019, at 09:41, Paul Burkhalter <paul@...> wrote:
When will the timetables for the new services on CEVA be made available? I’m keen to see what the new route to Evian will look like.
The lemanexpress website has the gen.

Hans L.
 

Because delay for board security system homologation, it is not clear if direct trains will be operated between Coppet and Evian or if the users have to change train in Annemasse for some weeks or months.
Same question for Annecy or Le Fayet.

gordonwis
 

As someone who has been travelling on public transport in the Geneva area on and off for 58 years (and suffered the frustrations of the poor French timetabling compared to the Swiss...) , this is a mega change ...

Definitive schedules will come in September

Current available information is here:

https://www.projet-horaire.ch/fileadmin/sta_pdf_fields/2020/151.pdf

Looks like Coppet - Evian will be every 2 hours outside peaks, rising to every 30 minutes at peak

Paul Burkhalter
 

Thank you Stuart, Hans and Gordon. It does seem that through trains are yet to be established.
At first glance, the draft seems very un-Swiss with all the footnotes!
Paul B

gordonwis
 

To be fair, the network does still involve France, and you could argue that it cannot be helped that the demography of France is very different to Switzerland, so although it may make a 'Swiss' timetable look more jumbled than normal, the number of footnotes is IMO not unreasonable for the following reasons:

Quite a few of the large number of footnotes relate to odd late night workings (and this can jumble up other Swiss timetables as well)

Not unreasonably there will be a big difference between travel patterns Monday - Friday and those at weekends, and because the network serves Alpine areas this will be a double whammy because the pattern switches starkly between a selection of the population commuting into the lowland areas for work on weekdays and different selection of population travelling out of the lowland/urban areas at weekends eg for skiing.

In some cases there is a footnote but it does not mean that there won't be a train all the time in that time slot

On Friday, 9 August 2019, 18:42:36 BST, Paul Burkhalter <paul@...> wrote:

At first glance, the draft seems very un-Swiss with all the footnotes!

Paul Burkhalter
 

All good points Gordon, so thank you for you observations based on (as you commented earlier) far more local experience than me.
No doubt time will refine the service.

Paul Burkhalter
 

Timetables now on the Leman Express website https://www.lemanexpress.ch/fr/telechargements/fiches-horaires

Lots of new journeys to enjoy!

Thomas
 

The page still shows the provisional timetables ("Fiches horaires provisoires, consultation des horaires définitifs fin novembre.") posted weeks ago.

Rgds, Thomas.