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Rail industry news / 22 July 2014 /
The Office of Rail Regulation’s annual safety report published warns the industry of safety challenges in managing record levels of rail traffic and calls for better infrastructure management…
Since last February, Banverket has taken on a new identity. The organisation is now totally focused on the customer: providing a higher level of reliability and punctuality and stopping the increasing costs for major investment projects. “If rail transport is to have a future, we must ensure the quality of today’s traffic. We must deliver the product expected by passengers and freight transporting operators. In addition, we must invest and develop the railway to respond to the demands of the future”, says Director General, Per-Olof Granbom.
Three years after the Rail 2000 project entered the operational phase, SBB now plans to introduce further service upgrades. In particular, the opening of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel in December 2007 will shorten journeys to Valais and Italy. The new timetable due to be introduced in December 2008 will see further improvements along the Gotthard route as well as in international services.