Welcome to the FOT

Building of the Federal Office of Transport

Welcome to the Federal Office of Transport (FOT) website. The FOT is the supervisory authority responsible for public transport in Switzerland (railways, cableways, ships, trams and buses). Large areas of freight transport also fall within the FOT’s remit. The FOT is responsible for safety, finance and infrastructure, as well as the legal and political frameworks of public and freight transport.

In addition to basic information in English, the FOT website also provides comprehensive information in German, French and Italian.

In focus

Zwei Bahnarbeiter mit Maschinen auf Gleisen

Expansion of the rail network

The Swiss railway network is being further expanded through various programmes.

Ein Bahnarbeiter überprüft eine Schraubenmutter eines Gleises.

Safety is key in public transport

Public transport is very safe. The FOT is here to keep it that way.

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Mobility data

The networking of mobility data should help to operate and use transport even better in the future.

Shifting transalpine freight from road to rail

The FOT is implementing the Swiss electorate’s mandate to shift transalpine freight traffic from road to rail.




Facts and figures about the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA).

Teaser Forschung (c) Basler Hofmann AG

Energy Strategy 2050

The programme "Energy strategy for Public Transport 2050" supports projects that aim to make public transport even more climate-friendly.