SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 12/2019

Railway safety technology in Swiss tunnels

Dezember 2019 | Walter Fuß, Dagmar Wander, Patrick Sonderegger, Leif Leopold

The Swiss transalpine railway tunnels are of importance for traffic in Europe as a whole (fig. 1). Freight transport has subsequently been transferred from road to rail in Switzerland since the commissioning of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel (LBT)on December 9th 2007. The opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) on December 11th 2016 was the next step in this direction. The experience from the first project was used to further develop the existing functions in order to meet the high requirements placed on efficiency, capacity and safety in the second commissioning....