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How to change platforms?

Salmiyah, Kuwait
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How to change platforms?

We( couple with a todler) have to change trains at Lausanne from platform 5 to platform 3 in 6 mins . Is it possible ? How to change platforms . I am not aware of the system . We will have one carry on case with wheels and a stroller .

Kent, England
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1. Re: How to change platforms?

Yes it's possible, there will steps and/or a ramp either under the platforms just walk down them and up to your platform. although Lausanne is a large station it is possible to make the change in the time you have. Unless you have reserved seats on a particulat train the trains run half hourly or hourly and you can always catch the next one. There are shops and refreshments facilities at the station.

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2. Re: How to change platforms?

the ramp down connects to the tunnel which links all the platforms. There is also a lift - two in fact per platform. Since most people use the ramp there shouldn't be a problem with the lift.

You will have a very short walk in the tunnel and the platforms are clearly signposted. Then up again either with the lift or the ramp... Normal connecting times at Lausanne are 5 mins and I have never had a problem with this. It isn't a bad idea though to be standing next to the door when the train stops. Lots and lots of people get off in lausanne and sometimes it can take a minute just to get off the train...

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