In the second episode of InnoTrans Mobility Podcast, Michaela Stöckli, director of the Swiss rail industry association SWISSRAIL. With more than 100 members, SWISSRAIL is an important driver of future transport policy developments in Switzerland.
According to a data survey by the World Economic Forum, Switzerland has the world’s best railway infrastructure, closely followed by Japan. In the podcast interview Michaela Stöckli will talk about the Swiss rail industry’s latest successful project and its significance for Europe. The prestigious Ceneri Tunnel project was completed in September 2020. As an important part of the transalpine NEAT route it offers numerous possibilities for optimizing goods and passenger transport.
“The opening of the Ceneri Tunnel in September 2020 marked the completion after 20 years of Switzerland’s largest rail project, which cost around 23 billion Swiss francs. It was subsequently commissioned as part of the NEAT. The new transalpine route across Europe with its main level section in Switzerland aims to make transporting goods from Rotterdam to Genoa more efficient in the future, and above all more climate-friendly. The companies of the Swiss rail industry whose combined expertise was responsible for this epic feat can hardly wait to present their products and services at InnoTrans 2022," said Michaela Stöckli, director of SWISSRAIL.