Switzerland's Taktfahrplan is a regular-interval, patterned and symmetrical timetable in which trains connect systematically with one another and with buses. Switzerland's integrated public transport system is growing and many people hold and use the 'half-price card' and national network ticket. Frequent-traveller pre-payment tickets generate nearly half of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) cash flow. The background to Taktfahrplan is outlined. There are now 150 public transport operators and 550 small transport companies involved throughout Switzerland. The Bahn 2000 timetable will be introduced in 2004, increasing the railway service by 14% and affecting the timetables of 95% of all services. The Swiss have voted for a huge investment in the Alpine base tunnels to improve freight transport. The potential for the introduction of a Taktfahrplan in the UK is discussed.

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    Ian Allan Publishing, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • GOUGH, J
  • Publication Date: 2004-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 58-61
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 61
    • Issue Number: 674
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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  • Accession Number: 00988411
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2005 12:00AM