Swiss Federal Railways committed to balancing safety and punctuality
Swiss Federal Railways is promising to do better with punctuality.
Although Swiss trains are the most punctual in Europe – a recent passenger survey showed many are unhappy with the performance.
The train company is being plagued by a driver shortage and late delivery of new rolling stock.
Managers say they have to balance the need of the passengers with safety – especially after the death of a conductor earlier this year when he was trapped by a train door.
The head of the network, Andreas Meyer, says he will work to find the right balance between passenger needs and safety – but stresses safety comes first.