A report on Geneva and Swiss Federal Railways

A view of Geneva by Frances Elizabeth Wynne, 4 August 1858
L'Escalade is what Genevans call the failed surprise attack of 12 December 1602 by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, to take Geneva. This imaginative image was drawn by Matthias Quad, or the workshop of Frans Hogenberg, around 1603. Invaders are pictured crossing the moat in the center left while reinforcements are entering Plainpalais at the bottom. A column of defenders is in the center, headed toward the Savoyards. Lake Léman is at center top.
Aerial view (1966)
ICN between Zurich and Winterthur
Satellite view of Geneva; Cointrin Airport is centre left.
The Geneva area seen from the Salève in France. The Jura mountains are on the horizon.
Historic SBB push-pull train consisting of BDe 4/4, A, ABt near Hettlingen ZH
Confluence of the Rhône and the Arve
Example of integrated timetables between inter-regional and regional services on the Swiss network. The two trains are programmed to meet in the hub of Geneva at 15:30, sharing a platform, to minimise transfer times.
Average temperature and precipitation 1961–1990
Swiss railway clock
Coat of arms of Geneva as part of the pavement in front of the Reformation Wall, 2013
The inside of an IC 2000 train
The Flowered Clock at the Quai du Général-Guisan (English Garden), during the 2012 Geneva Festival
Stadler KISS and SMILE trains at Zürich HB
Rue Pierre-Fatio in Geneva
Distribution of Languages in Switzerland
Apartment buildings in the Quartier des Grottes
Re 450 between Winterthur and Zurich is one of the most important trains using in S-Bahn Zurich
Geneva, with Lake Geneva in the background
Reformation Wall in Geneva; from left to right: William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and John Knox
Fireworks at the Fêtes de Genève, 2012
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
The University of Geneva.
Geneva railway station
TCMC (Tramway Cornavin – Meyrin – CERN)
Geneva Sécheron railway station
TOSA Bus at PALEXPO Flash bus stops
The World Intellectual Property Organization.
The assembly hall of the Palace of Nations.
Gustave Ador
Christiane Brunner
John Calvin, c. 1550
Isaac Casaubon
Michel Decastel, 2012
Jean Henri Dunant, 1901
Kat Graham, 2017
Francois Huber
Paul Lachenal, 1939
Lenin in Switzerland, 1916
Amelie Mauresmo, 2014
Liliane Maury Pasquier, 2007
Pierre Prévost
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Ferdinand de Saussure
Michael Schade, 2012
Michel Simon, 1964
Johann Vogel, 2006
Voltaire
St. Pierre Cathedral
Collège Calvin
International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR)
Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
Notre-Dame Church
Russian Orthodox Church
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Hôtel de Ville and the Tour Baudet
Institut et Musée Voltaire
Mallet House and Museum international de la Réforme
Tavel House
Brunswick Monument
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
The Villa La Grange

The first train running on the account of the Swiss Confederation ran during the night of New Year's Eve 1900/New Year's Day 1901 from Zurich via Bern to Geneva, and received a ceremonial welcome upon arriving in Bern.

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It is connected by Geneva Airport railway station (Gare de Genève-Aéroport) to both the Swiss Federal Railways network and the French SNCF network, including links to Paris, Lyon, Marseille and Montpellier by TGV.

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A view of Geneva by Frances Elizabeth Wynne, 4 August 1858

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The Rhine with the old town of Basel to the right

Basel

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City in northwestern Switzerland on the river Rhine.

City in northwestern Switzerland on the river Rhine.

The Rhine with the old town of Basel to the right
The Roman theatre in Augusta Raurica, one of the most important Roman archaeological sites in Switzerland
Basel Minster, built between 1019 and 1500
1493 woodcut of Basel, from the Nuremberg Chronicle
Map of Basel in 1642, engraved by Matthäus Merian, oriented with SW at the top and NE at the bottom.
First World Zionist Congress in Basel, 1897 (Stadtcasino)
Basel (in the upper left corner) as seen from Bettingen (television tower St. Chrischona) facing France
The main synagogue of Basel
The Rhine in Basel as Switzerland's gateway to the sea
Basel Bahnhof SBB, self-proclaimed "world's first international railway station."
Cable ferry across the Rhine in Basel
Basel tram network
Tram in the city centre (Bankverein)
University Children's Hospital Basel
Novartis Campus Basel
Roche Tower, the tallest building in Switzerland
Art Basel (2009)
Inauguration ceremony of the University of Basel, 1460
The Gymnasium Leonhard
Tinguely's Carnival Fountain (Fasnachtsbrunnen)
Elisabethenkirche (inside)
Wildt'sches Haus, Petersplatz
The Kunstmuseum Basel, oldest public museum of art in Europe
The Fondation Beyeler by Renzo Piano, located in Riehen
Top Secret Drum Corps at the 2009 Basel Tattoo
The Antelope House at Zoo Basel
St. Jakob-Park
Roger Federer at the 2010 Australian Open
Arnold Böcklin, 1873
Roger Federer, 2016
St. Alban Gate
Rathaus, Basel's Town Hall
Protestant Cathedral
Gemsberg
University of Basel (est. in 1460)
Barfüsserplatz
Münsterplatz
Wettsteinbrücke
Global seat of the Bank for International Settlements
Haus zum Kirschgarten
Spalentor
People swimming in the Rhine

Basel is Switzerland's third-most-populous city (after Zürich and Geneva) with about 175,000 inhabitants.

The Basel Regional S-Bahn, the commuter rail network connecting to suburbs surrounding the city, is jointly operated by SBB, SNCF and DB.

Logo of the city of Zürich

Zürich

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Largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich.

Largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich.

Logo of the city of Zürich
Johann Balthasar Bullinger's imagining of Zürich in Roman times (engraving 1773)
40 Batzen Zürich, 1813
A scene depicting the Old Zürich War in 1443 (1514, illustration in Federal Chronicle by Werner Schodoler)
The Murerplan of 1576
Fighting on the Paradeplatz during the Züriputsch
Bahnhofplatz in 1900
Aerial view (1961)
The coat of arms on the Town Hall
Zürich's twelve municipal districts
The Limmat in Zürich
The city stretches on both sides of the Limmat, which flows out of Lake Zürich. The Alps can be seen from the city center, background to the lake.
Topographic map of Zürich and surroundings
Felsenegg from Lake Zürich
Zürich from Waidberg
A paddle steamer on Lake Zürich
The busy Hauptbahnhof main hall
Augustinergasse in the old town
The Bahnhofstrasse seen from Paradeplatz
Fresco inside Amtshaus 1
Entrance to Amtshaus 1
Information pamphlet providing information about why these frescos were made
The 88-metre Sunrise Tower (2005) was the first approved high-rise building in twenty years.
Main building of the University of Zürich
Swiss television's building
Opening of the Zurich Film Festival (2008)
Zürich during the Street Parade (2008)
Opernhaus
Zürich at night
FIFA Headquarters
2007 Zürich Weltklasse
Inside the "Oepfelchammer", in which the so-called Balkenprobe takes place
Altstadt Zürich
Zurich Aerial panorama 040622 facing the Zurich See

From 1847, the Spanisch-Brötli-Bahn, the first railway on Swiss territory, connected Zürich with Baden, putting the Zürich Hauptbahnhof at the origin of the Swiss rail network.

The A1 heads west towards Bern and Geneva and eastwards towards St. Gallen; the A4 leads northwards to Schaffhausen and southwards to Altdorf connecting with the A2 towards Chiasso; and the A3 heads northwest towards Basel and southeast along Lake Zürich and Lake Walen towards Sargans.

Logo of the city of Lausanne

Lausanne

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Capital and largest city of the Swiss french speaking canton of Vaud.

Capital and largest city of the Swiss french speaking canton of Vaud.

Logo of the city of Lausanne
Saint-François Square, c. 1840
Aerial view from 250 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1919)
The agglomeration of Lausanne, Lake Geneva and the Alps.
The Charles-Bessières bridge with Lausanne Metro car. In the background the cathedral of Notre-Dame and the old town.
View from Rue du Grand-Pont
Stairs (escaliers du marché) in the old city.
The Protestant Cathedral of Notre Dame dominates the Lausanne skyline (left: Old Academy, right: Palais de Rumine).
The Lausanne Metro is a rubber tyre metro system
The Lausanne Tram is completely on reserved track, single line, even underground
Public transport network
Aerial view of Lausanne (railway station in the centre and Parc de Milan at the bottom).
The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (photo) and the University of Lausanne form a large campus near the lake Geneva.
In addition to the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne, the Palais de Rumine hosts several museums.
The seat of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne
Jean-Pascal Delamuraz
Johann Ludwig Burckhardt
Auguste Piccard, 1932
Albert Chavannes, 1903
Capucine, 1962
Lady Elizabeth Butler (née Thompson)
Rachel Kolly d'Alba, 2009
Princess Ubol Ratana, 2010
Coco Chanel, 1928
Pierre de Coubertin, 1925
Bertrand Piccard, 2015
Ludovic Magnin, 2006
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
The Casino de Montbenon
Lausanne Cathedral
University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV)
Château Saint-Maire
Swiss Reformed Church of Saint-François
Swiss Reformed Church of Saint-Laurent
Fondation de l'Hermitage
Lausanne railway station
Hôtel Beau-Rivage Palace
Administrative building of the Vaudoise Assurances
Musée de l'Élysée
Olympic Museum and Archives of the International Olympic Committee
Ouchy waterfront
Synagogue
The Sauvabelin Tower
Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman

Lausanne is located 62 km northeast of Geneva, the nearest major city.

National and international passenger trains of the Swiss Federal Railways depart from Lausanne railway station, which is also the hub of the RER Vaud commuter rail system, and a stop on the city's metro.

Canton of Geneva

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One of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation.

One of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation.

The cantons and allies of the Old Swiss Confederacy in the 18th century. Geneva is a group of small territories in the southwest.
The County of Geneva and surrounding territories in around 1200.
Territories acquired by Berne from Geneva, 1339-1798
L'Escalade, the last attempt by Savoy to take Geneva by force, 1602
Place du Temple in Carouge
Charles Pictet de Rochemont, the Geneva envoy to the Congress of Vienna who negotiated the canton’s borders
Borders after the Congress of Vienna: in yellow, the previous lands of Geneva; in blue, towns ceded by France; in pink, towns ceded by Savoy.
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View from Reculet mountain towards Geneva. The canton occupies most of the Geneva basin, the valley between the Reculet (France) and Mount Salève (France). The Alps are visible in the background, covered by clouds
Municipalities of the canton of Geneva
Village square in Meyrin
The headquarters of the local cantonal bank, the BCGE
Geneva has the densest vineyards of Switzerland. Here, the largest wine-making municipality of Switzerland, Satigny.
The Léman Express network
A tram in Carouge
Map of the French département of Léman established in 1798
Map of the canton of Geneva after the first peace of Paris May 1814
Map of the canton of Geneva after the treaty of Paris 1815
Map of the canton of Geneva after the treaty of Turin 1816

It is composed of forty-five municipalities and the seat of the government and parliament is in the City of Geneva.

Geneva is linked to the rest of Switzerland with trains operated by the Swiss Federal Railways, with main lines towards Brig in the canton of Valais via Lausanne, to St. Gallen via Lausanne, Fribourg, Bern and Zurich or alternatively via Neuchâtel on the Jura Foot Railway, and to Lucerne.