Overnight Train Takes Passengers to Wrong City

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It was quite a wakeup call for about 135 passengers on an overnight train headed to Milan, Italy. They woke up in Switzerland instead.

The traveler's had boarded the Salvador Dali train in Barcelona, headed for Italy's fashion capital. But some time in the middle of the night, signalers in Lyon, France, sent the train more than 150 miles off course to Zurich, the Telegraph newspaper reports.

Apparently the mishap occurred when several cars of the train were split and French workers were unsure which cars were going where.

The train company – run jointly by Spanish train operator Renfe and French SNCF – figured out the mistake as the train neared Geneva, Switzerland and redirected the coach to Zurich, where passengers awoke to the skyscrapers of Switzerland's financial city – not exactly the view they were expecting.

They transferred to another train and actually got to Milan four hours behind schedule. Still, the embarrassed train operator offered everyone a full refund.

Photo, puroticorico, flickr


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