Welcome to the FOT

Gebäude des Bundesamts für Verkehr

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.


The heart of the NRLA

The Gotthard Base Tunnel entered service on 11 December 2016 – the world’s longest rail tunnel and the heart of the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA).

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.