Infrastructures

Unit 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Δ%
 
Network
Network operated
km 3,156 3,162 3,165 3,230 3,232 0.0

Network operated

multi-track
km 1,736 1,752 1,757 1,839 1,846 0.4

multi-track

single-track
km 1,420 1,410 1,408 1,392 1,386 -0.4

single-track

Average distance between stations/stops
km 3.98 3.98 3.99 4.06 4.08 0.3

Average distance between stations/stops

Approximated data.
Degree of electrification
% 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 0.0

Degree of electrification

Route network equipped with GSM-R
% 72.0 74.0 77.0 3.0

Route network equipped with GSM-R

SBB infrastructure, excluding subsidiaries.
Route network by infrastructure manager
 
SBB infrastructure (standard gauge)
km 3,014 3,019 3,023 3,088 3,089 0.0

SBB infrastructure (standard gauge)

Thurbo (standard gauge)
km 38 38 38 38 38 0.0

Thurbo (standard gauge)

Sensetalbahn (standard gauge)
km 7 7 7 7 7 0.0

Sensetalbahn (standard gauge)

Zentralbahn (metre gauge)
km 98 98 98 98 98 0.0

Zentralbahn (metre gauge)

 
Route network by canton
 
Aargau
km 295 295 295 295 295 0.0

Aargau

Appenzell Ausserrhoden
km 0 0 0 0 0

Appenzell Ausserrhoden

Appenzell Innerrhoden
km 0 0 0 0 0

Appenzell Innerrhoden

Basel-Landschaft
km 90 90 90 90 90 0.0

Basel-Landschaft

Basel-Stadt
km 22 22 22 22 22 0.0

Basel-Stadt

Bern / Berne
km 373 372 372 373 373 0.0

Bern / Berne

Fribourg / Freiburg
km 127 127 127 127 127 0.0

Fribourg / Freiburg

Genève
km 40 39 39 39 39 0.0

Genève

Glarus
km 41 41 41 41 41 0.0

Glarus

Graubünden / Grigioni / Grischun
km 20 20 20 36 36 0.0

Graubünden / Grigioni / Grischun

Jura
km 59 54 54 54 54 0.0

Jura

Luzern
km 147 147 147 147 147 0.0

Luzern

Neuchâtel
km 114 114 115 115 115 0.0

Neuchâtel

Nidwalden
km 20 20 20 20 20 0.0

Nidwalden

Obwalden
km 37 37 37 37 37 0.0

Obwalden

Schaffhausen
km 12 12 11 11 11 0.0

Schaffhausen

Schwyz
km 65 65 65 65 65 0.0

Schwyz

Solothurn
km 91 91 91 91 92 0.4

Solothurn

St. Gallen
km 235 233 234 234 234 0.0

St. Gallen

Thurgau
km 184 185 184 184 184 0.0

Thurgau

Ticino
km 172 178 179 211 211 0.0

Ticino

Uri
km 54 54 54 71 71 0.0

Uri

Valais / Wallis
km 132 132 133 133 133 0.0

Valais / Wallis

Vaud
km 293 294 293 293 293 0.0

Vaud

Zug
km 41 41 41 42 42 0.0

Zug

Zürich
km 470 475 479 479 479 0.0

Zürich

Other countries
km 21 22 21 21 21 3.1

Other countries

Increase in line length abroad due to more precise recording of routes.
 
Fixed installations
 
Train signals
number 32,068 31,886 32,513 33,460 33,408 -0.2

Train signals

of which SBB infrastructure
number 31,450 31,266 31,874 32,813 32,752 -0.2

of which SBB infrastructure

Signal boxes in operation
number 551 538 522 515 506 -1.7

Signal boxes in operation

of which SBB infrastructure
number 530 517 502 496 487 -1.8

of which SBB infrastructure

Level crossings
number 1,167 1,153 1,110 1,084 1,068 -1.5

Level crossings

of which SBB infrastructure
number 964 955 938 934 933 -0.1

of which SBB infrastructure

Railway tunnels: tunnel sections
number 303 313 316 1.0

Railway tunnels: tunnel sections

A tunnel may consist of several tunnel sections.
of which SBB infrastructure
number 284 294 297 1.0

of which SBB infrastructure

A tunnel may consist of several tunnel sections.
Railway tunnels: total length
km 271.1 386.1 387.8 0.4

Railway tunnels: total length

Total length of tunnel sections.
of which SBB infrastructure
km 259.5 374.6 376.2 0.4

of which SBB infrastructure

Total length of tunnel sections.
Railway bridges: construction units
number [6,088] 5,926 6,005 6,004 6,006 0.0

Railway bridges: construction units

A railway bridge may consist of several construction units. Railway bridges are bridges for tracks in SBB’s route network on which scheduled rail services run, regardless of whether or not the bridge belongs to SBB. SBB itself also owns other bridges such as footbridges on platforms and over roads, bridges for wild animals, etc.
of which SBB infrastructure
number [5,846] 5,686 5,765 5,761 5,761 0.0

of which SBB infrastructure

A railway bridge may consist of several construction units. Railway bridges are bridges for tracks in SBB’s route network on which scheduled rail services run, regardless of whether or not the bridge belongs to SBB. SBB itself also owns other bridges such as footbridges on platforms and over roads, bridges for wild animals, etc.
Railway bridges: total length
km [91.8] 98.7 104.6 104.6 104.5 -0.1

Railway bridges: total length

Total length of construction units. Railway bridges are bridges for tracks in SBB’s route network on which scheduled rail services run, regardless of whether or not the bridge belongs to SBB. SBB itself also owns other bridges such as footbridges on platforms and over roads, bridges for wild animals, etc.
of which SBB infrastructure
km [87.6] 94.4 100.4 100.3 100.2 -0.1

of which SBB infrastructure

Total length of construction units. Railway bridges are bridges for tracks in SBB’s route network on which scheduled rail services run, regardless of whether or not the bridge belongs to SBB. SBB itself also owns other bridges such as footbridges on platforms and over roads, bridges for wild animals, etc.
 
Electricity for railway operations
 
Hydroelectric plants
number 6 6 7 7 7 0.0

Hydroelectric plants

Transformer stations
number 7 7 8 8 8 0.0

Transformer stations

High-voltage lines 132 kV
km 1,854 1,854 1,873 1,872 1,872 0.0

High-voltage lines 132 kV

Cables or overhead line.
Electricity produced and procured
GWh 3,381 3,292 3,507 3,463 3,452 -0.3

Electricity produced and procured

Electricity used for railway operations
GWh 2,442 2,381 2,411 2,458 2,389 -2.8

Electricity used for railway operations

SBB Infrastructure
GWh 2,148 2,089 2,098 2,143 2,067 -3.5

SBB Infrastructure

Other infrastructures
GWh 294 292 314 315 322 2.1

Other infrastructures

SBB subsidiary companies’ infrastructure (Sensetalbahn, Thurbo, Zentralbahn) and third-party infrastructure (BLS, MGB, SOB, etc.).
Proportion of traction current from renewable sources
% 100.0 97.1 99.1 91.9 91.4 -0.5

Proportion of traction current from renewable sources

SBB is expecting a multi-year average of 90 per cent for renewable energy in its traction current. The effective share depends amongst other things on the hydroelectric power produced, which fluctuates year on year with the natural water flows and plant inspections.