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RAlpin ag appoints ludwig näf to the post of managing director

The Board of Directors of RAlpin AG has selected Ludwig Näf to be the company's new managing director. Ludwig Näf has extensive management experience and in-depth knowledge of the industry. He will assume his post on 1 July 2019. Until then, the company will continue to be managed on an interim basis by Dominic Felice, Head of Assets and Operations. Press Release

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René Dancet to step down as CEO of RAlpin

René Dancet, CEO of RAlpin AG, is leaving the company at his own request to pursue a new career path. René Dancet has made a significant contribution to the establishment and development of the company and has managed it with great success. Press release


As the operator of the rolling highway (Rola), RAlpin has enjoyed a solid performance in the past financial year. Some 109,000 lorries were transported by rail along the Gotthard and Lötschberg axis routes. The Swiss federal government has also renewed its commission for the company to operate the rolling highway for a further five years and thus help the government achieve its traffic transfer target. Press release annual result 2017

ralpin achieves strong modal shift results

Last year, 2015, was the first time the "Rola" rolling highway carried more than 100,000 trucks across the Swiss Alps via the Lötschberg-Simplon axis. The overall figure is slightly up on 2014. RAlpin's reconstruction of the terminal in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, is aimed at optimising the long-term modal shift from road to rolling highway.

Press release annual result RAlpin

A good year for the rolling highway

RAlpin's rolling highway service transferred 110,000 trucks from road to rail in 2014. This represents an increase of 1.1 per cent compared to the previous year.

Press release annual result RAlpin

RAlpin shifts its millionth truck onto rail

On the 28 February 2014 the rolling highway is carrying its millionth truck through Switzerland. Thousands upon thousands will follow: with the voters' acceptance of the FABI initiative, which puts the financing and expansion of the railway network on a secure footing, the cornerstone has been laid for accelerating the shift from road to rail.
Press release millionth truck

Ralpin reports record results for 2013

By running 5,500 trains, RAlpin's rolling highway service has transferred more heavy goods vehicles from road to rail in 2013 than at any time in its history.For infrastructure reasons the trains are limited in length to a maximum of 21 low-floor wagons, yet operational improvements have enabled them to run at almost 100% capacity.

Annual result RAlpin

Changes in Board of administration

Following twelve years of growth and personnel coninuity, RAlpin has announced a change of Chairman. Mathias Tromps is stepping down as Chairman of the company's Board of Directors, to be succeeded by Erwin Rutishauser.

Change of Chairman at RAlpin


Rail freight actors join forces to overcome emergency

The suppliers of rail freight traffic via Switzerland can handle a large proportion of the transit demand by diversions via Lötschberg/Simplon. Close, constructive collaboration of all involved makes this possible.

Rail freight actors join forces to overcom emergency

RAlpin celebrates its 10th anniversary

On june 11th 2001the first RAlpin rolling highway train made its way through Switzerland. Since then the rolling highway has transported more than 700,000 heavy goods vehicles between Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, and Novara, Italy. If positioned nose-to-tail, they would create a traffic jam some 14,000 km in length – equivalent to a 50-lane jam right the way through Switzerland between Basel and Chiasso!


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