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SBB delete the scheduled train to be on time

2020, opening the Ceneri base tunnel. The trip to Ticino and to Italy on the Rail is actually faster. Therefore, the SBB wanted to introduce a high speed train between Zurich and Milan only 2 hours and 45 minutes, writes In December 2017 the SBB presented the plans for this super veloce.

as of the opening of the Ceneri base tunnel could be the train on the way, it was said at the time. In a previous document, the SBB had announced the train in December 2018. But in the meantime, the Situation looks different. When and if the super veloce will be introduced is unclear.

focus on the reliability of

The SBB to justify the step that you set new priorities. "The SBB, with a focus on reliability and not on individual high-speed connections," says spokesman Martin Meier. For the Phase after the opening of the Ceneri base tunnel in one plane only once, a "construction schedule", a stable offer ensure. These measures, the railway announced on 28. October in a press release.

The travel time between Zurich and Milan, the amounts for the time being three hours and 17 minutes. From the end of 2022, the objective is a travel time of 3 hours and 2 minutes. "So, SBB and Trenitalia to ensure the reliability of cross-border traffic," explains Meier. For the super veloce, it is in this concept no place. It is also possible that the train no place in the Gotthard base tunnel. New Connections are not allowed to be introduced according to the requirement of the Federal government only if they interfere with the transport of goods.

Only every tenth train on time

the SBB, with a focus on punctuality, comes as a surprise. An analysis of shows, came in in the last 365 days, only 72.5 percent of international trains from Italy on time in Zurich. The trains from Italy in the direction of Geneva, which were at the time of measurement in customs, and only in slightly more than one out of ten cases, on time. Bad to the punctuality of international trains in the direction of Bern. Of all the four regions of the SBB's punctuality in the Canton of Ticino is currently the lowest.

Since the opening of the Gotthard base tunnel by the end of 2016, the number of passengers has grown between the German-speaking Switzerland and the Canton of Ticino at the same time strong. At the Gotthard SBB recorded two years within a passenger growth of 20 percent.

In the past, had to rely, therefore, multiple passengers, the trains in the South, because these were overcrowded. Remedy of the railway from the end of 2020. After the opening of the Ceneri base tunnel, namely, double-Decker trains can be in Ticino are used, which increases the space.


Created: 05.11.2019, 13:53 PM

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