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SBB marks launch of national ERTMS programme

Two ETCS balises were ceremonially installed at Airolo on the Gotthard line on Friday 13, marking the start of a five-and-a-half year programme to install balises at 11,000 locations covering the entire Swiss mainline network.

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Positive development of NRLA feeder lines

The expansion of the Italian and German feeder lines to the new Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA) is progressing. In 1999, both countries committed themselves in a treaty to fulfil the required works.

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Re-opening of Gotthard line on 2 July 2012

Just two weeks after the successful blasting of rocks at the site of the rockslide near Gurtnellen, the repair works on the Gotthard line could be completed as scheduled on 2 July 2012.

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Rockslide in Switzerland: 2000 cubic metres of rock succesfully blasted

At 12:30 hours on 18 June 2012, SBB blasted approximately 2000 cubic metres of rock above the closed Gotthard rail line using 300 kilo of explosives in about 25 blast holes.

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Rockslide in Switzerland: Gotthard line blocked for about a month

The effects of the recent landslide in Gurtnellen (Switzerland) on Tuesday, 5 June 2012 are more drastically than initially assumed.

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5.4% increase of transported goods on the German railway network in 2011

The German Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) reports that domestic as well as foreign railway undertakings transported a total volume of 375 million tonnes of goods on the Germany railway network in 2011.

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