Lötschberg

The centrepiece of our infrastructure is the Lötschberg axis.

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Spurwechseldiagonale Ferden Süd - Foto St. Irmgartinger/BLS
BLS is upgrading the Lötschberg Base Tunnel

The Lötschberg Base Tunnel is the centrepiece of the BLS infrastructure and a central element of the NRLA, the New Rail Link through the Alps. BLS upgrades the Tunnel. This will put in place the prerequisites for a half-hourly Intercity service between Bern and Valais. And freight trains will therefore travel more frequently through the Base Tunnel instead of using the Lötschberg mountain line, thus increasing productivity.

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Lötschberg Base Tunnel

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Construction projects
Bauarbeiten im Tunnel im Sommer 2019
New track in the Lötschberg Summit Tunnel

Investing in the future: The tracks in the Lötschberg Summit Tunnel were last replaced in the 1970s. BLS is now investing in a modern and sustainable track so that our customers can continue to travel safely and conveniently through the tunnel between Goppenstein and Kandersteg.

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Refurbishing of the eastern bore of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel
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