SWITZERLAND: Work on the SFr1·6bn CEVA cross-border regional express project in Genève was officially launched on November 15.

The 16 km project will link Genève-Cornavin with Annemasse in France, via stations at Lancy-Pont Rouge, Carouge-Bachet, Champel-Hôpital, Genève Eaux-Vives and Chêne-Bourg.

Swiss Transport Minister Doris Leuthard joined SBB Chief Executive Andreas Meyer, President of the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council Jean-Jack Queyranne and Mark Muller, President of the Genève regional government at the launch ceremony in La Praille marshalling yard.