Efficiency of financial supervision of railway infrastructure operators

Federal Office of Transport

Key facts

Every year, around CHF 5 billion is invested in Switzerland’s railway infrastructure. Throughout Switzerland, 35 infrastructure operators operate and maintain a network of around 5,300 kilometres. The Confederation provides the infrastructure operators with around CHF 3.5 billion per year for the uncovered planned operating and maintenance costs via the service level agreements (SLAs). The expansion projects require around CHF 1.5 billion per year and are ordered by the Confederation from the infrastructure operators via implementation agreements. Both ordering instruments are financed via the railway infrastructure fund (RIF).