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Unjustified subsidies: the Federal government will now check the SBB

After the unjustified subsidies to the railway company BLS checked the Federal government now is the SBB. The Federal office for transport (BAV) has confirmed to the "Sunday view" that an appropriate investigation had been initiated.

On Friday it was announced that BLS has collected due to incorrect interest rate calculations over the years to a lot of public money. The company must pay back, therefore, in the next four years and 29 million Swiss francs. At least eight public transport companies rely according to the report, also may be incorrect interest calculations. "With the SBB of different smoothing models, in addition to interest rate smoothing, for example, maintenance costs-smoothing models," said a BAV spokeswoman.

The SBB according to a company spokesperson, apply in the area of rolling stock maintenance at the request of the Confederation and the cantons for years, models, what are the costs to distribute are for purchases accruing interest over several years better. The reports would be made annually to the FOT and to be transparent and comprehensible. The SBB would grant in the framework of a re-examination, full of insight. The SBB should be affected, would be the dimensions much larger than in the case of the BLS, said an Insider to the newspaper.

Created: 17.03.2019, 08:17 PM

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