Embankment maintenance.

To ensure smooth railway operations and to meet safety requirements, SBB ensures the upkeep of the embankments along railway lines at least once a year. 

As part of the Confederation’s Biodiversity Action Plan, SBB also ensures site-appropriate upkeep in nature conservation areas. In future, SBB will also maintain 20% of embankments in a near-nature state, as well as preserving and promoting their ecological potential. Instead of mulching, these areas are mown and the cuttings are collected so that the lean environment is not enriched with nutrients and connectivity can be promoted. Access to these areas and the removal of the upkeep waste pose particular challenges.

All lines and dates for night-time mowing work can been found in the list below.