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Civil in favour of controversial wood class

A 3. Class in the Railways. The expert group proposes, in a study paid for by the Federal office for transport. This allows cheaper tickets to be made possible. At the same time, more commuters are found in the trains of space, because the seat is maximized. Neither the SBB the Association of public transport where a proposal Like that.

Now The idea of a new introduction of the 3 shows. Class was abolished in 1956, advocate at civil Transport policy-makers. The Zurich SVP national councillor Gregor Rutz says that due to the immigration of the space in the trains will always be scarce. The States are partially hardly more reasonable. "If you go with a 3. Class can mitigate the problem of space, it is certainly the case if appropriate scenarios are pursued."

New class System would complicate

The Aargauer FDP national councillor Thierry Burkart finds the idea of a 3. Class is also interesting: "it is necessary to check in more detail." He sees, however, problems in the implementation. A Conversion of is a car is probably too expensive. Rutz and Burkart, both of the national Council's traffic Commission. Unlike you, the President of the Commission, the Thurgauer SP-national councillor Edith Graf sees it-Litscher. She says: "The current System has proven itself. A 3. Class this would complicate things." With the saving, the pricing has become, tickets more flexible and the Tickets even with a smaller Budget.

The introduction of a 3. Class your Solothurn party colleague and railway trade unionists Philipp Hadorn is skeptical. He sees a different approach to achieve the goal of a cheaper public transport. "We want to improve the competitiveness of the Railways, settlements, and the trip prices down."

The quality of public transport is a part of the train model for success, says Hadorn. By "dumping quotes on the expense of quality," see, he is of no Use, but rather the risk that the individual transport would be strengthened.

Intelligent measures and more standing places

Radical is the suggestion of Jürg Grossen, President of the green liberal. There is a need, depending on the travel time of different prices for the same route – in the jargon, one speaks in this context of Mobility Pricing and smart measures to avoid the Traffic, so Living and Working in the same place. A more favorable class of the Bernese national councillor rejects, however, because this would lead to more instead of less commuter traffic. Because so Large: "obtain a General pass valid today is already too cheap." Support value is, however, that in the vicinity of more places instead of seats-standing will be created to increase the capacity. "This is on short journeys and reasonable."

The study authors looked into the question of how the future needs of the users of public transport change. A direct consequence of the study, however, has not. The Federal office for transport, have you taken note of the fact, but informed it. Entirely new is the idea of you is the seat is not more space. In the case of the regional railway Thurbo, for example, the 2+3 Seating is, in some cases, the experts recommended aircraft Seating, already a fact.

However, not only the introduction of a 3. Class have in mind the study's authors. They also recommend the Expansion of business jobs in the trains. Thus, the increasing individual needs of the commuters would be taken into account.

long-distance buses are still no competition for the railway

with the introduction of a 3. Class of public transport is to be attractive – to compete against new services such as long distance buses or in the future, self-driving cars. The coach offer's in Switzerland, still in its infancy. Currently Eurobus departs only in Switzerland. The utilization of the buses is around 10 percent. The tendency is rising; it is still not have the proof, whether or not such offer in Switzerland can ever be operated profitably.

Already, a new Player in the market is of the essence with the Austrian Dr. Richard. The company wants to operate four routes in Switzerland. This spring, the decision should be taken on the award of concession. In the case of a positive decision of the Federal government, the company, within is a few weeks, ready to begin operations, says the business head.

The Federal office of transport has made, under Director Peter Füglistaler clear that it welcomes a competitor or a complement to the track by long distance buses. Little joy have the SBB at this development.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 11.03.2019, 19:55 PM

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