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14th OBWALD Folk Culture Festival

Central Switzerland

Press release, 21 June 2019

4-7 July 2019

Egypt - Muota Valley - Appenzell Innerrhoden - Appenzell Ausserrhoden - Nidwalden - Obwalden

This year’s edition of the Obwald Folk Culture Festival is just around the corner. We will once again be on board as transport partner.

PostBus is ready for a fresh start

Press release 13 June 2019

With its simplification under company law, PostBus completes the reorganization of the company. This move sees the implementation of a further measure announced by the Swiss Post Board of Directors in response to the PostBus affair. Thanks to the legal and organizational adjustments, PostBus is well prepared for the future.

Travelling by PostBus

Central Switzerland

Travel to Glaubenberg in the Summer Season 15 June to 20 October

The second season of the PostBus tourism route to Glaubenberg is on.
Postbuses travel four times from Entlebuch across Glaubenberg Pass to Langis on every weekend and public holiday between 15 June and 20 October. The tourism route was initially established in the summer of 2018. The first season was very successful, not least because of the attractive circular tour that is now available by train and bus.   

With PostBus to the Open Air Gampel

Valais

From 15 to 18 August 2019, Gampel in the canton of Valais will be the summer’s meeting point – at the Open Air Gampel.

Fantastic atmosphere, great fun, trendy sounds and international rock stars in a unique location surrounded by the magnificent Valais mountains – all this and much more can be enjoyed at the Open A

Swiss Post to sell CarPostal France to Keolis S.A.

National

Press release, 27. Mai 2019

Swiss Post is in advanced talks with Keolis S.A. to sell CarPostal France. The interested buyer is a subsidiary of SNCF. The two companies signed an exclusivity agreement for the sale on 16 May.

Swiss Federal Gymnastics Festival (FGF) 13-23 June 2019

National

Getting there by public transport

The city of Aarau will host the Swiss Federal Gymnastics Festival for the 7th time. This year’s edition will see up to 150,000 visitors and a total of 2,344 clubs with approx. 62,000 gymnasts participating over the two weekends. In addition, 8,000 volunteers, judges and officials will ensure a successful event.

Lucerne Festival 2018: Traffic-free to the festival with extra trips and night trains

Central Switzerland

Press release, 18.06.2018

Saturday, 30 June 2018 sees the tenth edition of the Lucerne festival take place. And once again festival fans can count on diverse extra trains and buses along with night connections.

A free ride on a postbus to Isenthal (UR)

Central Switzerland

Press release, 06.06.2018

For the opening of the hiking season, PostBus Central Switzerland and Isenthal Tourism offer free rides.

Chairman of the Board of Directors announces comprehensive clarification of irregular accounting practices

National

Press release, 15 February 2018

Following the Swiss Post Board of Directors’ discussions and resolutions regarding the irregular accounting practices in segment accounting at PostBus between 2007 and 2015, Chairman of the Board of Directors Urs Schwaller has given his response to the matter. At a press conference today, he set out the immediate measures approved by the Board of Directors aimed at rectifying this serious incident. The focus of these measures is an organization specially created to manage the investigations. This organization will comprehensively clarify the matter and the various responsibilities and report directly to the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Thomas Baur’s interim leadership of PostBus will also receive additional support from a team of internal and external experts. The Board of Directors has passed a vote of confidence in CEO Susanne Ruoff. No new findings regarding clarification of the matter are currently available.

PostBus Switzerland Ltd received excess compensatory payments

National

Press release, 6 February 2018

During an audit of accounting of services at PostBus Switzerland Ltd, the Federal Office of Transport (FOT) found evidence of accounting practices that do not comply with the law. In view of these audit findings, Swiss Post initiated enquiries by independent experts in November 2017 concerning financial reporting under subsidy law at the Swiss Post subsidiary PostBus Switzerland Ltd. Both the FOT and Swiss Post have concluded that PostBus Switzerland Ltd used accounting practices that do not comply with subsidy law in the period from 2007 to 2015 and, as a result, received excessively high compensation for the provision of public transport services. Swiss Post management has already undertaken relevant measures, and PostBus will reimburse the Confederation and the cantons in full for the unlawful compensatory payments.

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