Railways attract record number of passengers

An average of 977,000 people used the Swiss Federal Railways every day last year, 26,000 more than 2010.

This content was published on March 29, 2012 - 10:28 and agencies

This record figure was accompanied by net profit of SFr338.7 million ($375 million), up from SFr298.3 million the previous year, the federal railways said on Thursday.

It added it would continue to expand its network and service and focus more on efficiency and customer needs.

The company admitted its “problem child” remained the cargo division, which stagnated under a declining domestic market and a strong franc. Last year, 195,000 tons of cargo were transported a day, five tons fewer than in 2010.

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