Switzerland

LUGANO - Ponte Tresa Railway (FLP) has submitted a planning application to the Swiss Federal Transport Office (BAV) for the first phase of the Lugano tram-train project.
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.
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) has signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Southeastern Railway (SOB), Switzerland’s third largest railway, for the operation of two of its long-distance services under a co-branding…
STADLER’s EC250 Giruno high-speed train travelled through the Gotthard Base Tunnel for the first time on July 2, and the Giruno steps up its high-speed testingon the Velim test circuit…
STADLER handed over the first bi-mode Flirt multiple unit at its plant in Bussnang, Switzerland, on June 15. The train, which is equipped with a 3 kV dc drive for…
SWITZERLAND’s Southeastern Railway (SOB), has announced it is planning a pilot project to study the viability of automatic train operation (ATO) on a mixed traffic line, the first application of…
SWISS intermodal operator Hupac published its annual results on June 1, revealing volumes increased 11.5% in 2016 to 737,311 road consignments, an all-time record.
SWISS rail freight operator SBB Cargo is planning to retrofit 2000 freight wagons with sensors by the end of 2018, having successfully completed trials with 150 wagons since October 2015.
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