Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – A freight train has come off the tracks in Chavorney, canton Vaud, the Swiss national rail company, CFF, says. No one was hurt in the incident that occurred before 09:00 28 October, but trains between Lausanne and Yverdon-les-Bains have been suspended until further notice.
Archives for October 2009
Zurich, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Stefan Gysel from Hallau, canton Schaffhausen, age 32, has been named the Swiss Winemaker of the Year as part of the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse. A record 2,117 wines were entered, a 15 percent increase over 2008 for Switzerland’s main and only independent national wine competition. This is the third […]
Bridge2Food reports that the new UK PowerBar Protein Plus 80% Lion Crisp, a protein shake, uses Nestle‘s chocolate and caramel wafers for flavouring. This gives the whey-based shake, a Nestlé brand, a chocolate and toffee flavour and a crunchy texture similar to the popular Lion Crisp, a chocolate-covered wafer bar. Whey-based protein drinks and bars […]
Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – British Airways flight A319 turned back Wednesday 14 October after striking a bird at Cointrin Airport while climbing out of Geneva, reports Aviation Herald, which tracks airline incidents. The crew reportedly landed in Geneva 12 minutes after takeoff, after noticing a burning smell: emergency services were on standby, and the flight […]
Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The director of Lausanne’s Metro underground system has told Swiss television TSR that a third metro line between the central train station and Blécherette, at the top of the hilly city, is under consideration. The new line would go from the Place du Flon through the St-Roch district, the Palais de […]