Rush hour chaos around Bern and Zurich
A perfect storm of train delays and road accidents caused havoc during rush hour yesterday evening between Bern and Zurich.
On the A1 just outside Bern, two trucks collided just before 6pm blocking the autoroute around Schönbühl which was then quickly followed by another accident involving several cars.
The tailback stretched back 20 km according to the TCS.
At the same time, a power failure near Zurich cut trains running between the two cities.
Thousands of passengers were stranded on trains and platforms.