Why is “Suisse Cargo Logistics” needed?

SBB has a Federal Council mandate to transport goods and further develop the rail network together with the Confederation and partner railways.

Important reasons for transporting goods by rail.

  • Demand for climate-friendly and energy-efficient transport is rising.

  • The people and politicians are demanding resource-efficient land use.

  • Speed and punctuality are essential for an attractive service offer.

  • Protect people and infrastructure from increasing delivery traffic in cities and from traffic jams in agglomerations.

  • Better meet customer expectations regarding 24/7 availability.

  • Avoid growing belts of traffic jams through temporary storage spaces and city hubs connected to the railways.

  • Ensure safe and reliable transport of goods.

  • Enable increased efficiency through higher payloads with the modal shift to rail.