Facts and figures

History

The establishment of PostBus commenced in 1849 with the creation of a mail network using horses, the last representative of which is the legendary Gotthard horse-drawn mail coach and still operates on the Gotthard pass route and fascinates many curious onlookers. The first scheduled mail route using vehicles was started between Berne and Detligen in 1906. The network has been increasingly expanded ever since. In 2003, PostBus transported more than 100 million passengers for the first time. The first steps abroad were taken in the Principality of Liechtenstein in 2001 and in Dole (F) in 2004.

In 2011 PostBus rolled out its first fuel cell-powered buses in Brugg (AG). Furthermore, the first stations of the country-wide bike and e-bike self-rental system PubliBike were also opened.

Strategy

PostBus Switzerland Ltd is an important provider of system management functions in the public transport sector. PostBus intends to grow in international niche markets and in municipal and urban transport and make an additional contribution to the company's results. With the help of clever alliances, PostBus has been making a significant contribution to urban transport and using synergies to its core business – regional passenger transport in Switzerland. With its results-oriented, cooperative approach, PostBus is continuously increasing its productivity and competitiveness, together with the PostBus companies.

Jobs per canton

(Number of full-time equivalents at PostBus Switzerland Ltd incl. PostBus operators)

Canton 31.12.14 Canton 31.12.14 Canton 31.12.14
Aargau 400 Jura 85 St. Gallen

219

Appenzell AR 37 Lucerne 113 Thurgau

131

Basel-Landschaft 74 Neuenburg 37 Ticino

256

Basel Stadt 46 Nidwalden 34 Uri

8

Berne 495 Obwalden 19 Vaud

222

Freiburg 2 Schaffhausen 12 Valais

302

Glarus 7 Schwyz 44 Zurich

293

Graubünden 357 Solothurn 83    
        Total

3 277

  

Key market figures in Switzerland

The steadily growing demand for services has led to an impressive service portfolio for PostBus in Switzerland.

No. of routes

869

Network length in km

11 869

Number of stops

11 368

Km per year in millions

110.3

Passengers in millions

140.6

Passenger km in millions

848.8

No. of vehicles

2 193

  

Sales growth for 2009-2014