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Rail Transport in Switzerland - History of Rail Transport in Switzerland, Zurich S-Bahn, Gotthard Base Tunnel, Rail 2000, Swiss Federal Railways (Paperback) Loot Price: R348
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Rail Transport in Switzerland - History of Rail Transport in Switzerland, Zurich S-Bahn, Gotthard Base Tunnel, Rail 2000, Swiss...

Rail Transport in Switzerland - History of Rail Transport in Switzerland, Zurich S-Bahn, Gotthard Base Tunnel, Rail 2000, Swiss Federal Railways (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: History of rail transport in Switzerland, Zurich S-Bahn, Gotthard Base Tunnel, Rail 2000, Swiss Federal Railways, Simplon Tunnel, SBB-CFF-FFS Ae 6/6, SBB Cargo, List of Swiss tariff networks, Buchli drive, AlpTransit, Kaferberg, SBB-CFF-FFS RABDe 12/12, Cobra, CityNightLine, CEVA rail, Gotthard Rail Tunnel, Ceneri Base Tunnel, Leman RER, InterRegio, Regional Bus and Rail Company of Canton Ticino, SBB Cargo International, Hupac, Transports Publics Fribourgeois, Eurovapor, Integra-Signum, Zimmerberg Base Tunnel, La Traction, Integra Signum, Swissmetro, RegioExpress. Excerpt: The construction and operation of Swiss railways during the 19th century was carried out by private railways. The first internal line was a 16 km line opened from Zurich to Baden in 1847. By 1860 railways connected western and northeastern Switzerland. The first Alpine railway to be opened under the Gotthard Pass in 1882. A second alpine line was opened under the Simplon Pass in 1906. In 1901, the major railways were nationalised to form Swiss Federal Railways. During the first half of the twentieth century they were electrified and slowly upgraded. After the Second World War, rail rapidly lost its share of the rail market to road transport as car ownership rose and more roads were built. From 1970, the Federal Government has become more involved in upgrading the railways, especially in urban areas and on trunk routes under the Rail 2000 project. In addition, two major trans-alpine routes - the Gotthard Railway and the Lotschberg approach to the Simplon Tunnel - are being rebuilt under the AlpTransit project. The first line was the extension of the French Strasbourg-Basel Railway (French: Chemin de fer de Strasbourg a Bale) from Mulhouse to Basel, which was opened to a temporary station outside Basel's walls on 15 June 1844 and to the permanent st...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2011
First published: September 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 42
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-57822-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-57822-1
Barcode: 9781156578223

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