L\u00e9man Express will serve 45 stations on a 230km network in the Swiss cantons of Vaud and Geneva and the French region of Auvergne-Rh\u00f4ne-Alpes which is home to around 1 million people. L\u00e9man Express will start operating in December 2019 when the Ceva project linking Geneva, Eaux-Vives and Annemasse, which includes the construction of a new 16km link between Lancy-Pont Rouge and Eaux Vives, is completed. L\u00e9man Express is expected to carry 50,000 passengers per day.\r\nThe agreement includes the creation of a new company called L\u00e9manis which the two railways will set up during the next few weeks. SNCF and SBB also formed a joint team in September 2016 to oversee the implementation of L\u00e9man Express. Called Omex, it is led by Mr Daniel Leuba of SBB and Ms Armelle Laugier of SNCF.\r\nSBB and Auvergne-Rh\u00f4ne-Alpes are investing SFr 500m ($US 493m) in a fleet of 40 EMUs comprising 17 multi-system R\u00e9giolis EMUs, which Alstom is supplying under a \u20ac160m contract, supplemented by 23 four-car Stadler Flirt EMUs. Around SFr 2bn in being invested in the infrastructure.\r\nFor more information on rail projects around the world subscribe to IRJ Pro.