Railway Network

Markus Giger
Markus Giger

Securing, maintaining, improving

Our Section is responsible for funding the development and maintenance of the Swiss railway network. The Confederation provides part of these funds through outright grants and interest-free loans. We ensure the smooth processing of funding agreements with the transport companies, and check that these funds are being used as agreed. We also audit the annual accounts of the railway companies.

A further concern is railway infrastructure franchises, and we are involved in issuing network access authorisations. We control the publication of official public transport timetables. The Mobility Unit is also part of our Section, coordinating the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act in public transport. By 2023 at the latest, people with impaired mobility must have barrier-free access to public transport.

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