FDRI: Future Development of Railway Infrastructure.
Services and seats with the usual high level of punctuality.
FDRI is the Swiss federal government's package of upgrades to the rail network worth 5.4 billion francs. It encompasses over 100 infrastructure projects. Among other things, these will enable the introduction of 400-metre double-decker trains on the west-east axis, significantly increasing seating capacity, and will complement the New Railway Link through the Alps (NRLA) by securing the necessary capacity on connecting lines. FDRI will thus guarantee more connections, more seats and punctual services for the whole of Switzerland. And it will create more space for the environmentally friendly transport of goods by rail. The aim is to open upgraded sections in stages from 2014 until around 2025. The largest individual projects are the upgrading of the Lausanne railway junction, the construction of grade-separated junctions in Liestal and the double-tracking of the Olten–Aarau line (Eppenberg Tunnel).