Swiss rail chief touts TGV linking Zurich and Bern

19th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

Ulrich Gygi, chairman of Swiss Federal Railways SBB, is enthusiastic about a 2.5-billion project to introduce a TGV line between Bern and Zurich, to cut the time for the journey between the two cities in half. The proposal would require a change in national strategy, however, from one that has focused on expanding passenger capacity rather than adding the ultra-fast trains adopted by neighbouring France, Germany and Italy.

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