Operators oppose long-distance concession plans

Regional railway BLS operates an extensive network of rail, bus and ferry routes as well as owning 436 km of railway infrastructure centred on the two Lötschberg routes.

SWITZERLAND: Regional operator BLS is contesting the plans announced in April by the Federal Office for Transport (BAV) for the 10-year concession to run long-distance passenger services from December 2019. Under the proposals national operator SBB would run all Intercity routes and most of the so-called Basic Network, but the ...

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