La Gruyere | What the new CFF timetable will change for residents of the canton of Friborg

La Gruyere | What the new CFF timetable will change for residents of the canton of Friborg
La Gruyere | What the new CFF timetable will change for residents of the canton of Friborg

The CFF unveiled this Tuesday, in Fribourg, the new timetables for French-speaking Switzerland, put out for consultation on Thursday and put into service from next December. “This is the biggest change since Rail 2000,” assures the SBB in their press release. More punctuality, a Pied du Jura line found, but what does that change for the people of Fribourg?

More punctuality in French-speaking Switzerland

  • Trains between Friborg and Neuchâtel now operate at half-hourly intervals.
  • A new connection between Vevey and Palézieux allows Friborg residents to avoid Lausanne to go to Valais. This saves 7 minutes with an additional change.
  • Lines S40 and S41 between Friborg and Romont now go to Lausanne. In the other direction, they will take over on line S30 towards Yverdon-les-Bains.
  • In order to guarantee travel times and the feasibility of regional traffic, the Matran stop is no longer served until the Avry-sur-Matran station is put into service, scheduled for December 2025.
  • The Broye lines are extended beyond Lausanne, to Allaman. The R8 will therefore connect Payerne to Allaman and the R9 Morat to Allaman.
  • The IC1 will stop in Renens. Good news for students.

Changes also in regional traffic

These changes will not come without drawbacks. Thus, the Council of State notes in a press release that the travel time between Friborg and Geneva will increase by 6 to 7 minutes with the IC1 and by 3 to 4 minutes via the IR15. As a result, at the TPF level, the timetables of 60% of regional train and bus traffic had to be reviewed. Trains heading to Montbovon will be delayed by 15 minutes. Certain connections will no longer be guaranteed, for example between the RER Bulle – Palézieux and the IR15 to reach Fribourg. A new bus line between Châtel-Saint-Denis and Palézieux will be set up to overcome this problem.

In terms of buses, a new line between La Verrerie and Châtel-Saint-Denis (via Saint-Martin) will be proposed. Patrick Biolley

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