The Léman Express connects the French departments Haute-Savoie and Ain with the Swiss cantons Waadt and Geneva. Official representatives of France and Switzerland, among others the federal councillor and UVEK head Simonetta Sommaruga, inaugurated it on 12 December 2019.
Formal weekend in the railway stations of the Léman Express
To symbolise the completion of this comprehensive infrastructure construction, the delegations of both countries tied two red bands together on the platform of the newly built railway stations Genève-Eaux-Vives.
The official inauguration ceremony was the kick-off for the large festival "Léman Express en fête" that took place on this weekend (14 and 15 December 2019) in the railway stations of the Léman Express. This was a joint celebration of the biggest cross-border rail network in Europe.