Projects and background

Background information on current topics.

Projects and background
Neue Werkstatt
New BLS workshops

Modern workshops for the S-Bahn of the future 1

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Long-distance transport

In August 2019, BLS and SBB signed an Operating Agreement for sharing long-distance traffic. According to this agreement, as before SBB retains the integral licence for long-distance traffic, but relinquishes some lines to BLS for commercial operation. BLS holds full responsibility for its long-distance lines with regard to revenue, quality and costs and will operate with its own trains and train drivers.

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Handlauf im Zug
Barrier-free travel

Easy boarding, barrier-free access to information, travelling safely – everyone benefits from unobstructed mobility. By the end of 2023, our passengers will be able to enjoy barrier-free access to all stations and trains throughout the entire BLS network. In this manner, BLS will meet the requirements of the Swiss Disability Discrimination Act in all of its trains and at all of its 119 stations and stops.

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Upgrading of Lötschberg Base Tunnel

BLS upgrades the Lötschberg Base Tunnel. This will put in place the prerequisites for a half-hourly Intercity service between Bern and Valais.

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Expansion of our infrastructure
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NEAT Lötschberg: Lötschberg-Basistunnel Nordportal
Lötschberg Base Tunnel: a new Alpine rail link to connect Europe
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Construction projects
New boatyard hall on Lake Thun
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Rollmaterialbeschaffung Flirt RE Kandersteg Winter
Rolling-stock order

New trains for carefree travel

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Refit NINA
Refit for the “NINA” trains completed
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SmartRail 4.0 – a project of the Swiss rail industry.

Switzerland is a railway nation. To keep it this way, SBB, BLS, Schweizerische Südostbahn AG (SOB), the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) and the Swiss Association of Public Transport (VöV) are collaborating and involving the entire rail industry in the process. With the SmartRail 4.0 project, we are working together to make the railway fit for the digital future.

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Modernisation of passenger information systems (PIS)
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