in broad daylight is an unusual image in the Zurich main railway station: A black sedan with tinted Windows rolled through the middle of the main hall in the direction of the platform 12. Security men after marching, the head of the police tighten the shoulders, the passers-by and commuters look askance. The latter will be stopped usually in the Central station even with a Kickboard.
In the station order of the SBB it is stated under article 2, what is prohibited: "Driving with vehicles of all kinds (also with two wheels, Skateboards, roller skates, and the like) on platforms, ramps, stairs, into halls, passages and underpasses, with the exception of disability vehicles for travel and approved trips".
A reader, the filming hours later at the train station Davos village, a similar scene, suspected that the Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan was driven. No invalid probably, a approved travel. The Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan will be picked up in Davos Dorf. Video: 20 minuten/Tamedia
But how? The conditions under which a Person can enter the zone on public land? Can get also private persons? Who issued the order, and who's paying for the adventure?
1. Request: the Canton police
The fastest way the police responds: "We act according to the passenger transportation law," says Florian, spokesman for the Zurich cantonal police. Of course emergency vehicles may drive at any time, the station hall, "but of course, this applies not to private individuals," he says. For more information and permits, who is allowed to drive a vehicle in the station hall, issued under the SBB. The degree of safety, the transportation of the Person claimed, the Federal security service.
2. Request: Fedpol
So a few questions to the Fedpol. "We define the measures on the basis of a risk assessment for each protected foreign visitors," says spokeswoman Lulzana Musliu. There is always a legally-protected visitors, which prefer for their route of transport is the train. The transport of the delegations would have to pay costs. On the safety assessment of the transported Person, the Fedpol power but no data. These are some of the answers are still unclear, the permit conditions for trips by the train station hall.
3. Request: SBB
Who can now drive through the station? What additional measures were required? Who accompanied the journey? On whom will the cost be passed on? The response of the SBB is several hours later and very simply: "Currently, the WEF takes place in Davos, as we know," opens spokeswoman Franziska Frey. "The arrival of the Participants on the occasion, under special security measures, to activities which the individual Transport, but the organisers say. For more information please turn to the organizers of the WEF." The organizers of the WEF to determine so, who can drive through the train station hall?
4. Request: World Economic Forum
So the next request to the communication site of the WEF: "The SBB asked me to check in with you, why it is needed and under what circumstances it was possible that a WEF participant was able to circumvent the driving ban in the station hall. Who assumes the cost for such a Transport, and how many of the participants travel in a similar way?"
A response is still pending.
Created: 24.01.2019, 19:14 PM