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Swiss transport policy: top quality service thanks to modern infrastructure

Issue 4 2009, Past issues / 21 July 2009 /

On 20 February 1994, a major political surprise occurred when, against all expectations, the Swiss voting population agreed upon a popular initiative to protect the Alps from transit traffic. This popular decision set the tone for a new Swiss transport policy. From then on, the goal of shifting freight transport through Switzerland from road to rail was anchored in the Constitution. This was the starting gun for the extension and modernisation of rail infrastructure in Switzerland, a process that is already far advanced, although still some way from completion.

The future development of Swiss rail infrastructure – ZEB

Issue 4 2009, Past issues / 21 July 2009 /

Charles Wyss of Gotthard Access and ZEB Program Portfolio and Markus Halder of Swiss Federal Railways SBB discuss the long-term demand and future mobility requirements of its customers in both the passenger and freight sectors.