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Gotthard Base Tunnel – the longest rail tunnel in the world

On 1 June 2016 an exciting new chapter was added…

25 July 2016 | By

On 1 June 2016 an exciting new chapter was added to the Gotthard story. With the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland made railway history with a once-in-a-century construction project that embodies the innovation and competitiveness that makes the country the envy of Europe. For European Railway Review Head…

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Swiss rail construction projects on track – in cities, through the Alps and across borders

Throughout 2012, SBB Infrastructure is undertaking a number of construction…

1 August 2012 | By Philippe Gauderon, Head of SBB Infrastructure and Raffael Hirt, Communications Manager for the Zurich Cross-City Link, SBB Infrastructure

Throughout 2012, SBB Infrastructure is undertaking a number of construction projects across Switzerland: in the two largest Swiss cities, Zurich and Geneva, in the St. Gallen and Schaffhausen conurbations, in the canton of Ticino, in the Alps, and even beyond Switzerland’s borders. This article presents an overview of the major…

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Taking the ‘action not reaction’ future approach

Most of the SBB rail network is in good condition.…

4 August 2010 | By Philippe Gauderon, Head of SBB Infrastructure and Member of the SBB Management Board

Most of the SBB rail network is in good condition. That was the conclusion of an external survey commissioned by SBB and published in February 2010. Future maintenance and renewal of the rail infrastructure will cost significantly more than was previously assumed. SBB Infrastructure has embarked on a comprehensive action…

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In the view of Philippe Gauderon, Head of SBB Infrastructure

Mr. Philippe Gauderon took up his new position as Head…

21 July 2009 | By Philippe Gauderon, Head of SBB Infrastructure

Mr. Philippe Gauderon took up his new position as Head of SBB Infrastructure and Member of the SBB Management Board at the start of 2009. After studying law at the University of Fribourg, Mr. Gauderon initially worked as a lawyer until 1985. Between 1985 and 1995, he held numerous senior…

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The Kaizen method for SBB

Rolling stock maintenance at SBB AG has been affected by…

28 July 2006 | By Philippe Gauderon, Deputy Director of SBB Passenger Traffic Division and Head of SBB Passenger Traffic Division’s Operating Department

Rolling stock maintenance at SBB AG has been affected by a number of trends: increasingly fierce competition, rising pressure on costs, Europe-wide overcapacity, increasingly heavy use of rolling stock with each timetable change, and ever shorter idle periods. Against this backdrop, there is a pressing need to deploy existing resources…