Careful and prudent planning: Infrastructure Department
Responsible for 384 kilometres of rails: Our infrastructure Department deals with the maintenance, repair and new construction of the RhB’s permanent way, while ensuring that it runs smoothly, safely and reliably.
Our 612 bridges, 115 tunnels, 42 cuttings, 103 stations and approximately 900 sets of points all require maintenance. Every year, the RhB invests some 150 million Swiss francs in the maintenance and replacement of infrastructure – infrastructure that provides the basis of smooth running and is ultimately responsible for the safe, punctual and reliable operation of our trains. Our team of more than 200 employees of the Infrastructure Department, organised into seven specialist departments, work day and night to keep things this way.
North-South Railway Operations
Responsible for ongoing maintenance, line repairs and the technical management of renewal projects
Installs and operates all electrical systems in the areas of energy supply and track overhead, safety equipment, low voltage supply and telecoms, along with wiring and cabling systems.
Monitors and inspects the state of repair of bridges, tunnels and cuttings; plans and implements a wide range of repair and renovation projects.
Plans and organises mechanical track-laying across the entire RhB network.
Coordinates annual investment in all infrastructure projects and draws up corresponding medium-term plans.
Manages major rebuilding and replacement work involving stations, railway crossings, and twin-track sections of line.
Staffing / Health and Safety / Accounts Office
Manages and monitors issues concerning occupational and on-site health and safety, conducts the financial transactions associated with projects and supports employees in various administrative respects.