Nyon, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Nyon falls between the cracks when it comes to integrated transportation systems, apparently. Mobilis, a canton Vaud transport network with single payment agreements covering several local systems, has plans to extend its network west to Nyon, and to the Riviera, the north of the canton, and Lac du Joux, by the middle of 2010. Yet three-quarters of Nyon’s commuters use the train to get to Geneva, where they cannot use their train ticket for public transport in the city.
Canton of Geneva’s users of the Unireso public transport are used to buying one ticket that lets them ride on buses, trams, mouettes (boats) and trains, as far as Coppet. Unireso is extending its reach in Vaud to La Rippe, Crans, Borex and Arnex. But not to Nyon.
And neither system is contemplating an integration of the kind that would allow someone in Lausanne to hop on a bus at Epalinges and get off the bus at Corsier, outside of Geneva, with all the intermediate forms of transportation, using a single ticket. Citing costs and the difficulty of integrating ticket dispensers and the different subsidy systems for public transport in place, neither Mobilis nor Unireso appear ready to go down that road yet.