Six years, 744 articles in four languages, 60 dedicated authors, 3,300 comments and a small budget for a huge amount of time and effort: that was SBB Stories.
We published our very first article on 3 October 2012, with the “Pendler des Monats” (“commuter of the month”) offering an insight into his commuting habits and setting the standard for what the SBB Stories editorial team would be working on day after day over the next few years: telling personal stories from the everyday lives of our customers, providing fascinating glimpses into our colleagues’ daily working activities, taking a look behind the scenes of the rail service and making railway know-how accessible to all. There were plenty of tips for holidays and leisure activities thrown in too.
A look back at the archive.
The most popular article to date was aimed at people who put themselves in danger by crossing the tracks. This is still an important issue and the article is well worth a read <3.
Other favourites tell the story behind the SBB logo or explain the concept of a “signal box fault”, an unpopular phenomenon that people often look up. You could certainly spend a lot of time rummaging around in the blog archive… and it’s not just us who like to delve into it: readers like you have been accessing SBB Stories up to 2,000 times a day in search of information, entertainment or simply somewhere to vent your frustration. Thank you very much for your interest and your loyalty!
However, all good things must come to an end, though only trains have two of them (and incidentally, this is where you can always find the most free seats). After six exciting, busy and delightful years, the SBB Stories team is bidding farewell to its readers.
If you’re looking for up-to-date information about SBB, everything you need to know about the railway and our mobility solutions or inspiration for your holidays and leisure time, you can now find it at SBB News. You can still discuss topics with one another in the SBB Community.
The time has come to raise our virtual signalling disc in one last wave goodbye and wish you all a “bon voyage”!
The SBB Stories editorial team.