Good news for train travelers: SBB-President Monika Ribar (60) includes increases in the price of the railway, in spite of the persistent corona from the crisis. Tariff increases his “very clear” for a longer period of time from the table, she says an Interview with the Newspapers of CH Media.

“In the next few years there will be no price increases,” said the 60-year-old Chairman of the Board. “We are a company of the public Service and the need to take means other than higher prices in order to remain financially healthy.”

in the Red, the SBB

The Swiss Federal Railways reported at the time of the Coronavirus pandemic, around 90 per cent less passengers than usual. Ribar expects to end the year with red Figures. The company has applied for several areas of short-time work.

President of production areas in passenger transport, such as the sales with customer support, frequency of collection, handing over trains, and Luggage transport are Affected, according to the SBB.

Specially tailored offers

The SBB would have followed in the past few years, a strategy to keep prices stable or lower with saving tickets, explained Ribar more. “This is now the right way.”

The SBB want to in the future, also thanks to the digitisation, the subscription forms of individual. So there are going to be on the customer behavior tailored offers, says Ribar. The provisions on data protection would be respected at all times strict.

Hygiene measures to get on trains even after Corona

Hygiene and cleanliness in the Corona-crisis a new meaning. They are vital to the confidence of the customer, Ribar. “Currently, we cleanse and disinfect the trains more intense than usual. But we have actually discussed about whether this will remain so in the future.”

Now, hopes of a quick, but sensible easing of the Corona-measures. Because: “my heart bleeds when I see what the Lockdown is causing in the economy.” (SDA/uro)


The Coronavirus currently holds the world in suspense. Many countries are taking measures such as Closing schools or limiting public events, to prevent the spread. In Switzerland, too, the grass, the Virus magnetized. All of the current information and Figures around the topic there is in the Coronavirus-Ticker.

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