Authorisation for works/projects near railways (Art. 18m RA)
All operations and works taking place close to railway land and installations have to be approved by SBB.
This includes projects involving the construction, demolition, redevelopment and restoration of buildings, laying pipes and cables along and under the tracks, setting up mobile phone antennas and infrastructure (circuiting cabinets, etc.), fencing, planting trees, etc., whether or not they are the subject of a planning enquiry.
Whether or not there is a planning enquiry, the work cannot begin without the written approval of SBB. The safety of operations is at stake.