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Switzerland: old challenges, new solutions

31 October 2012 | By Peter Füglistaler, Director, Federal Office of Transport, Switzerland

Public transport in Switzerland is of a high standard with frequent, punctual, clean and reliable services. But this does not mean we are resting on our laurels; on the contrary. We are working to ensure we can manage future demand and meet passengers’ expectations of an even better service. However,…


Switzerland gears up for the future

29 October 2010 | By Peter Füglistaler, Director of the Federal Office of Transport, Switzerland

The Swiss are people who travel by bus, train and tram. The urban public transport network is already excellent, with vehicles in good condition and timetables that are dense and well coordinated with regional and long-distance traffic. But even more effort will soon be demanded: people are becoming more mobile,…


Switzerland – in the middle!

11 November 2008 | By Max Friedli, Director, Federal Office of Transport, Switzerland

Switzerland lies in the centre of Europe, with the railway corridor of Rotterdam-Genua running across the Swiss territory. Switzerland is linked with the European high-speed railway network and promotes the implementation of further lines. On the European market, Swiss industrial companies compete successfully with big companies in order to get…