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Whitepaper: The Rail Control System – the Swiss way of optimising traffic management

30 April 2017  •  Author(s): SBB


With one of the busiest rail networks in the world and a continuing expansion of railway services, Switzerland’s rail network (SBB) must tackle the challenges associated with increasing rail traffic.

SBB whitepaper

To do this, SBB has developed the mobility concept of the future: the Rail Control System (RCS), which improves punctuality on all routes, optimises the existing infrastructure and boosts capacity of the rail network and the frequency of services.

The RCS is a new generation of system components for innovative rail control and thanks to this digitisation, the capacity of the Swiss track network – already the most heavily used rail network in the world – can be increased by up to 30%.

The railway technology of the future enables the railway system to be used in a more efficient way. From 2025, there will be: more trains in use; denser timetables; fewer disruptions; improved radio connection; and more precise customer information in the event of a disruption The future system will therefore be even more intelligent and capable of self-learning.


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One response to “Whitepaper: The Rail Control System – the Swiss way of optimising traffic management”

  1. Limin Jia says:

    I need more detailed information

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