An average 8,800 people fly out of Geneva Airport by 7.15am every morning. File photo: AFP From this Sunday on, travellers catching an early flight from Geneva will be able to take advantage of free bus services that will arrive at the airport before 4am. The current bus and train links don’t arrive at the airport until just before 5am in the morning which is cutting it too fine for many travellers as the first flights take off from 6am. That has meant that people on early flights have had to take a taxi or Uber, drive or find someone willing to take them to the airport in time to go through all the formalities. Read also: Geneva airport to ramp up solar energy production Now, however, Geneva Public Transport (TPG) is rolling out six new bus services numbered A1 to A6 which will provide a free service to the airport for passengers carrying a valid airline ticket and for people accompanying them, the Tribune de Genève newspaper reported on Tuesday. All lines will … [Read more...] about Geneva launches free pre-dawn bus services to airport
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United Nations staff in Geneva during a strike day to protest against wage cuts, on 23 March 2018. Photo: Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP Industrial action by Swiss workers is relatively uncommon compared to other countries. Swiss construction workers made the Swiss headlines this week for going on strike over several issues, the most prominent being proposals to increase their retirement age. Demonstrations took place on Monday in Ticino and then Tuesday and Wednesday in Geneva. READ ALSO: Industrial action in Switzerland: Construction workers take to the streets Trade unions have warned that strikes could continue and announced that “the autumn is set to be heated”. However, such events are relatively rare in Switzerland. Why don’t the Swiss strike? Well, they sometimes do. But it’s true that strikes aren’t that common. In 2017, the Hans Böckler Stiftung published research showing that Switzerland lost only two working days per 1,000 … [Read more...] about Why are strikes so rare in Switzerland?
People look on at a damaged store after Hurricane Michael passed through on Oct. 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. Michael made landfall at Mexico Beach today a Category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, the most powerful storm ever to hit the Florida Panhandle. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) A damaged condo building is seen after hurricane Michael passed through the downtown area on Oct. 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Megan Williams, left, and roommate Kaylee O'Brian take belongings from their destroyed home after several trees fell on the house during Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) The Oceanis is grounded by a tidal surge at the Port St. Joe Marina, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 in Port St. Joe, Fla. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the … [Read more...] about The Latest: Possible tornadoes reported in central Georgia
MIAMI -- Hurricane Michael went from a 90 mph storm to a 155 mph monster in just 33 hours. Warm water, moist air and ideal wind patterns turbocharged Hurricane Michael before it slammed Florida's Panhandle Wednesday. Recent studies show that Atlantic storms have been strengthening faster over the past 30 years. The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern): 7 p.m.Authorities say a Florida Panhandle man was killed by a falling tree as Hurricane Michael tore through the state.Gadsden County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Anglie Hightower says they received a call around 6 p.m. Wednesday, saying a tree had crashed through the roof of the man's Greenboro home and trapped him. Emergency crews were heading to the home, but downed power lines and blocked roads were making the trip difficult.Officials hadn't immediately confirmed the man's name.RELATED: Mexico Beach swamped by storm surge from destructive Hurricane Michael___6:55 p.m.Florida Gov. Rick Scott says search and rescue teams … [Read more...] about Man killed in Florida home by fallen tree as hurricane tears through state
Some machines at rural stations print less than 10 tickets per day. It costs 30,000 Swiss francs to replace them and the SBB, the national rail authority, is taking the decisions to replace them on a case-by-case basis as digital ticket sales boom. The digital share of sales across the rail network rose from 32 to 38 per cent from 2017 to 2018 on Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), according to SBB data. Ticket vending machine still account for the majority of all ticket sales, 46 per cent in 2018 so far, although in many areas automated machines are hardly used. "The proportion of digital tickets sold is rising, while sales at machines and at the counters are declining," SBB spokesman Stephan Wehrle told Swiss daily Tages-Anzeiger. At least 150 vending machines on the Swiss rail network stamp less than 20 tickets per day, according to the report. READ ALSO: Swiss railways launches ticketless travel through its app It costs 30,000 Swiss francs (€26,200) to … [Read more...] about Fewer ticket machines in future on Swiss rail network as digital sales boom