Granges-près-Marnand and Sassel
|• Total||6.95 km2 (2.68 sq mi)|
|Elevation||473 m (1,552 ft)|
|• Density||170/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Cheiry (FR), Fétigny (FR), Henniez, Marnand, Ménières (FR), Sassel, Surpierre (FR), Trey, Villeneuve (FR)|
Profile (in French), SFSO statistics
Granges-près-Marnand was a municipality in the Broye-Vully district in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. On 1 July 2011 the former municipalities of Cerniaz, Combremont-le-Grand, Combremont-le-Petit, Granges-près-Marnand, Marnand, Sassel, Seigneux and Villars-Bramard joined together to become the new municipality of Valbroye.
Transport[change | change source]
The municipality has a rail connection to the Léman Express network via the Palézieux–Payerne line. On 29 July 2013, two passenger trains on the line suffered a head-on collision at Granges-près-Marnand, causing at least 35 injuries and one fatality.
References[change | change source]
- Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 17 February 2011
- "Dozens injured as two trains collide in Switzerland". RTÉ News. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to Granges-près-Marnand at Wikimedia Commons
- Granges-près-Marnand in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.