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Uniform digital identity for Switzerland: Markus Naef appointed new CEO of SwissSign. (Do, 06 Apr 2017)
Markus Naef will take over the management of SwissSign AG, the future joint venture between Swiss Post and SBB, from mid-May 2017. In this position he will primarily assume responsibility for the development and marketing of the new uniform digital identity to be launched by Swiss Post and SBB from autumn 2017. SBB’s investment in Swiss Post’s subsidiary SwissSign AG was given the green light by the Competition Commission (COMCO) and the EU Commission in March 2017.
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Competition authorities approve joint venture between Swiss Post and SBB. (Fr, 24 Mär 2017)
Swiss Post and SBB plan to provide a uniform digital identity for private individuals, companies and authorities in Switzerland by autumn 2017 through a joint venture. SBB’s investment in Swiss Post’s subsidiary SwissSign AG was recently given the green light by the Competition Commission (COMCO) and the EU Commission. The approval for the setting-up of this joint venture represents a major milestone for Swiss Post and SBB. They can now promptly roll out the service for interested authorities and companies, making Switzerland an even more attractive location for the digital economy.
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2016 review: More passengers and freight, more satisfied customers and higher consolidated net income. (Di, 21 Mär 2017)

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SBB 2020 strategy: Creating added value for customers – increasing efficiency. (Mo, 13 Feb 2017)
With its 2020 strategy, SBB is setting the course for the mobility of the future. SBB wants to remain a strong railway as well as a reliable mobility service provider and development partner. It is combining the strengths of the railway with the potential of new technology, leading to innovations such as new services for door-to-door journeys, digital stations, smart freight wagons and even capacity increases thanks to enhanced railway technology. SBB showcased innovation projects from the Passenger, Real Estate, Freight and Infrastructure divisions at a media event.
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Taking stock after 57 days in service: Steady traffic through the Gotthard Base Tunnel. (Mo, 06 Feb 2017)
Scheduled services have been running through the 57-kilometre-long Gotthard Base Tunnel for 57 days now. No fewer than 2816 passengers and 3980 freight trains have passed through the world’s longest railway tunnel during this time. InterCity and EuroCity services have seen demand increase by some 30 percent compared with the same period last year. Operations have been largely free of disruptions. Punctuality on the Gotthard corridor has improved since early December, with the planned reductions in journey times achieved for both freight and passenger services. Nevertheless, there is still work to do in this regard. This will focus on the delays affecting trains coming from Italy and the availability of rolling stock.
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Swiss Post and SBB to simplify logins and add extra security. (Fr, 16 Dez 2016)
Online services offered by companies, e-banking, e-government, mobility services: the digitization of everyday life has led to an increase in users needing to create and maintain different online profiles. This is inconvenient and a hurdle that makes online services more complicated and unsafe to use. For this reason, Swiss Post and SBB have joined forces to launch a standard login based on a uniform digital identity. The aim is to enable private individuals, companies and authorities to reduce their countless logins and passwords to just one in order to guarantee simple and secure access to as many online services as possible. Data protection is a top priority. To this end, it has been ensured that it is not possible for data to be exchanged between companies via the digital identity. The new digital identity can be used free of charge. It will initially be available for Swiss Post and SBB services from 2017 and will then be rolled out to online services by other Swiss providers and further applications, such as e-government. A joint venture between Swiss Post and SBB will offer the digital identity.
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All modes of transport in a single app: Customers plan and book their journeys from door to door. (Mo, 12 Dez 2016)
The Trip Planner from SBB now gives customers rail, bus, bike and car options in a single app, allowing them to plan and book their journeys from door to door. A preview version of the app called «SBB Trip Planner Preview» is available for iOS devices from the Apple App Store and for Android devices from the Play Store. This innovative information platform allows users to plan and book trips on various forms of public transport and compare and combine them with journeys by car, by bike or on foot. The Trip Planner app is being developed further in stages together with customers.
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Timetabled services through the Gotthard Base Tunnel now under way: Successful start to a new age of rail travel. (So, 11 Dez 2016)
Trains have been running through the Gotthard Base Tunnel since earlier this morning, without any problems affecting what is a historic timetable change along the north-south Gotthard corridor. Passengers and freight customers are benefiting from shorter journey times and more reliable connections. Two special early-morning trains took customers and guests to Lugano, which is celebrating the opening of the longest railway tunnel in the world and also of its own refurbished station. The timetable change ran also largely without problems in the rest of Switzerland.
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Timetable change – more trains for Switzerland: A timetable change shaped by the Gotthard. (Do, 24 Nov 2016)
The national rail service will be extended when the new timetable is introduced on 11 December 2016. The biggest change in the new timetable will be the start of commercial operations through the Gotthard Base Tunnel, with journey times on the north-south axis being cut by around 30 minutes. Trains will continue to serve the Gotthard panorama route at hourly intervals, while extra weekend specials and the Gotthard Panorama Express will also run from spring 2017 onwards. At the same time, the rest of the network will see minor changes to long-distance and regional services. New ticket types are being added and the fare adjustments already announced will come into effect. Meanwhile, SBB Cargo is introducing a regular timetable for wagonload freight, providing its customers with a more frequent service and more overnight express shipments.
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Bitcoin on SBB ticket machines. (Fr, 28 Okt 2016)
From 11 November 2016, customers will be able to obtain Bitcoin at all SBB ticket machines. SBB is a distribution partner of SweePay and is providing the ticket machines as a distribution channel. SweePay is a regulated financial intermediary with its registered office in Zug, Switzerland.
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