Divisional accounts

BLS Ltd, Busland AG

Key facts

With turnover of around CHF 1.1 billion, BLS group is the second-largest railway company in Switzerland. Public subsidies account for around 40% of its turnover. For regional passenger transport by rail and road, the Confederation and the cantons jointly order their routes and timetables from BLS, and they pay BLS Group around CHF 190 million annually for costs not covered by ticket revenue.