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SWITZERLAND’s second-largest railway BLS published its annual results on April 19, revealing that the company’s rail, bus, and lake shipping services had breached the 1 billion passenger-km barrier for the…
FOLLOWING detailed examination of applications submitted by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and BLS, Switzerland’s Federal Office of Transport (BAV) announced on April 19 that it plans to grant SBB a…
SWISS rail freight operator BLS Cargo achieved record turnover of SFr 203m ($US 213.6m) in 2017, a 6% increase compared with 2016, while net profits more than doubled from SFr…
A crucial decision on the future of Switzerland’s inter-city network will be made this year, which could break SBB’s monopoly on the sector. BLS CEO Bernard Guillelmon talks to Keith…
SWITZERLAND’s second-largest railway BLS concluded its biggest-ever rolling stock order on January 15, when the company’s CEO Mr Bernard Guillelmon and Stadler CEO Mr Peter Spuhler signed a contract for…
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) and Stadler have been testing a new digital train driver assistance system on the Bern - Olten high-speed line and, for the first time in Switzerland,…
THE Swiss Federal Office of Transport (BAV) has awarded Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) a two-year extension of its current monopoly contract to operate long-distance services in Switzerland, giving BAV more…
SWITZERLAND’s second-largest railway BLS announced on September 8 that it has submitted concession application for the operation of two long-distance and three RegioExpress routes as it seeks to re-enter the…
THE temporary closure of the Karlsruhe - Basle section of the Rotterdam - Genoa freight corridor following a major landslip at Rastatt on August 12, caused by water entering the…
THE Swiss Canton of Valais has accepted an offer from BLS to take over the operation of the car shuttle through the Simplon tunnel between Brig and Iselle, Italy, from…
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