M2 subway showcased in Lausanne Thursday, 18 September, 2008 Switzerland’s first subway is set to open soon in Lausanne. The automated, driverless train will run north-to-south along the city making 14 stops. Officials opened the train up to the media, Thursday, and World Radio Switzerland’s Alex Helmick took a ride.
Lausanne subway line in final tests Monday, 4 August, 2008 Trains on the new Line 2 of the Lausanne metro are running. But you can’t get on board Switzerland’s only subway just yet. Engineers are still trying to work the kinks out of the automated train system that wind underneath the hilly lakeside city. If all goes as planned, passengers will be able to take their first rides in September. WRS’s Jordan Davis got a sneak peak. He went down underground with the man in charge of the project, Mark Badoux.
Late-night alcohol sales banned at train stations Tuesday, 29 January, 2008 The sale of alcohol after 10 p.m. at train stations around the country. The ban will apply to stores and kiosks within the stations but does not apply to the stations’ restaurants or bars. It’s also an effort to curb youth drinking. World Radio Switzerland’s Alex Helmick reports.
Valais and Italy-bound trains to pick up the pace Thursday, 22 November, 2007 This December, the canton of Valais is getting closer to the rest of Switzerland—at least when it comes to rail travel. World Radio Switzerland’s Jordan Davis reports that the Swiss Federal Railways’ new schedule for the first time includes trains that will use the new Lötschberg tunnel through the Alps.