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Planning, authorising and control of infrastructural plans
The Infrastructure Division plans expansions and large-scale projects, and issues authorisations for public transport.
The Infrastructure Division headed by Toni Eder is made up of the Planning, Large-scale Projects, Authorisations I, Authorisations II, and Approvals and Rules sections.
The Planning Section is responsible for strategic service and infrastructure planning for the development of the Swiss railway network, and coordinates this with spatial planning and the planning of the road network. The Large-scale Projects Section supervises, coordinates and monitors the implementation of the major railway extension projects, such as the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA), the connection to the European high-speed network, the future development of rail infrastructure (ZEB project), and noise abatement along the railways. It represents the Confederation as the purchaser of these large-scale projects, and strives to keep them within deadlines and budgets.
The Authorisations I and II Sections issue planning permission for railway infrastructure, cableways, and landing stages for public navigation. The two Sections also issue operating licences and infrastructure concessions.
The Approvals and Rules Section coordinates network access for the rail transport companies. It issues approvals for rolling stock, installations and personnel entrusted with safety-related tasks. It also keeps the technical and operating regulations up to date and ensures specialist contacts at an international level.
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