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THE Swiss Federal Council has ratified a recommendation that the board of directors of SBB Cargo should be strengthened, its independence increased and business partners or major customers be invited…
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 28 to mark the official start of construction on an SFr 1bn ($US 1bn) project to expand Berne Main Station, the second-largest station…
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…
THE CEO of German Rail Dr Richard Lutz and Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) CEO Mr Andreas Meyer met at SBB headquarters in Bern on September 11 to discuss measures to…
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…
PASSENGER numbers on Switzerland’s north-south Gotthard axis have surged since the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, according to figures released this week by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), which show…
ALPTRANSIT Gotthard announced on July 28 that installation of railway infrastructure has begun in the 15.4km Ceneri Base Tunnel between Camorino and Vezia in southern Switzerland.
THE first Stadler RABe 501 Giruno inter-city EMU for Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) began dynamic testing at the VUZ Velim test centre in the Czech Republic on July 24.
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