It once revolutionised the Swiss railway system, today it’s almost impossible to imagine life without it. The regular-interval timetable is celebrating its 35th birthday.
When temperatures plummet and Jack Frost covers Switzerland in a cold, white blanket, several hundred SBB employees will be ready to clear away the snow. Some gritting, shovelling, ploughing and brushing will be called for. SBB is preparing for the winter by taking a variety of precautionary measures: