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When Mon 8. January 2024 12:00 - 16:20 
Meeting place Zürich HB
Address: Gösgerstrasse 18, 4600 Olten
SBB train control centre Tour 

Swiss trains have a punctuality rate of around 92 percent and are widely regarded among the best in the world. When I am in Switzerland, I feel safe that I will be able to catch my connection, and I will arrive on time to my destination. Do you feel the same? Have you ever wondered how this is made possible?

Then join us for this tour of the train traffic control centre in Olten! During this day we will get to know how SBB traffic-controllers manage the traffic of the railway system and ensure that everything runs smoothly through the Rail Control System (RCS).For example, how are trains handled when they have to pass over the same tracks at the same time? Thanks to a simulation software, we will be able to see exactly what happens in this and other cases!

In short, after this tour, you will have a deeper knowledge on what's behind the control of train traffic, and how SBB manages to deal with it in order to make our trips through Switzerland as fast and relaxed as possible.

We will meet at Zürich HB at 12:10 PM. More details will follow. For questions contact Filippo.

Disclaimer: we have a BLACKLIST. Please make sure to deregister 72h in advance if you can't make it to the event (in case of emergencies you can contact us). Otherwise you will be barred from events for the next two weeks, and removed from any events you were registered for during that period. Note that the blacklist is unrelated to being refunded. Thank you for your understanding!

Max. Participants23 -> Registration is necessary.
Entrance / Fee
without ESN card: CHF 15.00
with ESN card: CHF 11.00
Entrance / Fee Comment
  • If you have a GA you don't have to pay anything
  • If you are 25 or older, you don't have to pay us anything, but you will have to buy your own ticket
Coordinator(s) Joël Lingg - Filippo Toscano 


Registration Fri 8. December 2023 - Thu 21. December 2023
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