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Léman Express hits new problems with driver shortage

National News // July 10, 2020

Managers of the Léman Express train network say there will have to be significant cuts to services due a shortage of drivers. 

Unsplash Léman Express hits new problems with driver shortage

There are currently only two services an hour between Geneva and Coppet, instead of four.

The start of the much-hyped service has been problematic: launching during a French train-workers strike, technical glitches, the pandemic and now staff shortages. 

Swiss Federal Railways, which jointly runs the service with the SNCF, says drivers for the Léman Express need specific training so they can operate in France. 

Unions say it’s a failure of management as a driver shortage had been predicted for months. 


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