Have you seen Gare Cornavin’s new look?

After a multi-year renovation, Geneva’s main train station re-opened its main hall last week, and I decided to check it out. Not every part of the renovation is finished; some stores will open in over the summer, and the “official” grand opening is not until September. Nevertheless, most major construction is complete.

The renovated main hall and connected areas boast stores such as The Body Shop, Payot, Starbucks, Subway, Edelweiss Shop, Fleuriot Fleurs, 5àSec, Orange, Relay Kiosque, Drinks of the World, and more. A new ticket area is opposite a new luggage storage and baggage area. Mural paintings in the main hall have been re-installed, and new windows flood the station with natural light.

The renovations at Cornavin bring Genevois an important resource to the center of town: a grocery store open seven days a week. The Cornavin Migros, like the Migros at the Geneva airport, will be open on Sundays.

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