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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…
TRAVELLERS in Switzerland will soon be able to access the entire public transport system using electronic tickets distributed via a new smartphone app with payment taken at the conclusion of…
SWITZERLAND’s second-largest railway BLS announced on May 2 that it has selected Stadler Rail for a contract worth around SFr 650m ($US 653m) to supply 58 EMUs for regional and…
SWITZERLAND’s second-largest railway BLS says it is still pushing for a concession to operate long-distance services beyond its own network, despite the recent failure of talks with Swiss Federal Railways…
BLS, Switzerland, announced on February 16 that it has agreed to sell a 45% stake in its rail freight subsidiary BLS Cargo to SNCF Logistics.
SWISS private railway BLS has placed an order for the IVU.rail integrated planning system from IVU Traffic Technologies, Germany.
THE government of the Italian region of Piedmont has awarded BLS, Switzerland, a six-year concession to operate services on the 19km Iselle - Domodossola line from December 11 in a…
THIS month sees the handover of the 57km Gotthard Base Tunnel from AlpTransit to Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) for trial operation in preparation for the launch of commercial services on…
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