Expansion step 2035 (STEP ES 2035).

The Swiss federal government and SBB want to expand the Swiss rail network in a customer-focused and cost-effective way by means of a Strategic Expansion Programme (STEP). STEP ES 2035 is the programme’s second expansion step.

By 2040, almost two million people will travel by train per day — 50 percent more than today. Railway freight traffic volumes are also set to rise by around 45 percent, according to Swiss federal government forecasts. The Swiss rail network needs to continue to meet customers’ requirements in future with attractive connections, punctual trains and affordable tickets. SBB is committed to developing public transport further on a sustainable basis and is assuming responsibility for Switzerland.