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Mobility Week – 18 to 28 september 2008

(video: transformers 01 by NOTsoNOISY)

From 18 to 28 september 2008, Lausanne will host the Mobility Week. Lausanne public transports’ network will turn itself in a big show:

- Metro Line 2 will be open from 18 to 21 September, from 15h30 to 20h00 on the first day, from 10h00 to 20h00 on the other days. All stations will be open, except Delices, Bessieres and Fourmi. More info here.

- Another “Metro”, normally closed, will be open on Saturday 20: the railway tunnel between Renens and Sallaz, normally used only by freight trains will be open to passenger trains. Departures from Renens at .00 from 9h00 to 16h00 and from Sallaz at .30 from 9h30 to 16h30. More info here.

- On september 20, 21, 22, 27 and 28, the new RER trains will run between Lausanne and Cully and between Lausanne and Vevey.

On september 20, 21, 27 and 28: Departures from Lausanne (track 5 or 6) to Cully at .26 and .56 from 10h26 to 18h26. Departures from Cully to Lausanne at .11 and .41 from 10h41 to 18h41.

On september 22: Departures from Lausanne (track 9) to Vevey at .56 from 9h56 to 15h56. Departures from Vevey to Lausanne at .33 from 10h33 to 16h33. More info here.

Other events are scheduled along these days. Conferences, guided tours seminars are available here, while concerts and parties will be available here.

(sources: ville de Lausanne, semaine de la mobilité, TL, CFF, 24heures, Label Suisse)

sheer transit pleasure: historical trains

(photo via flickr)

One of the nice surprises you can find while riding public transports, is finding yourself into a special, historical train. Ancient rolling stock, old fashioned staff, special festive ambiance… in a while, the trip loses its tmosphere of boring daily commute and turns itself into an improvised party: everybody starts to talk, new friendships are made…

In Paris, an historical subway train travels on line 10 from time to time. you can check the timetables here.

In Lusanne, two historical buses travel throughout the city on sunday afternoon. No fixed timetables are published, finding one of these buses must be a surprise!!!

http://www.metro-pole.net/actu/breve309.html

http://www.retrobus.ch/

(sources: metro pole, retrobus)

Lake parade

Last saturday, the city of Geneva turned into an immense disco for the lake parade! From 4PM to 3AM, 250,000 people danced and had fun on geneva lakeside.

For those who missed it, meeting point in Zurich for the street parade!!!

(source: 20 minutes)

commuter party spreads all over the world!

More and more people want the city to change, from an anonymous grid to a big playground, In order to help people to make this change, New Mind Space has publied Metromorphosis, a guidebook about throwing a street party or subway party. Enjoy!

Commuter party on the train back home

For the last three years, Noemie commuted by train from Lausanne to Geneva everyday. Yesterday she took a new job in Lausanne and celebrated her last day as a commuter with a party on the train back home.  She reserved the last carriage of  the 18.45 train and invited all her travelmates to buy a drink and reach her for the party. Once the train reached Lausanne the party went on in the station restaurant. The direction of the railway company agreed to allow Noemie to organize the party, and wishes her good luck for her new job.

Turning transit rides into something sexy is not so difficult. You just have to listen users ideas!

(source: 20 minutes)