Press releases & stories

Significant fall in passenger numbers

Press release 18 March 2021

Last year, for the first time in recent history, PostBus recorded a decline in passenger numbers. The pandemic had a major impact: PostBus transported around 25% fewer passengers in 2020 at 127 million people. At 121 million kilometres, the distance covered was similar to the previous year.

FOPH: Recommendations for public transport

Federal Office of Public Health ( FOPH) Recommendations to the public: Avoid unnecessary journeys by public transport

PostBus operations outside Switzerland

National

PRESS RELEASE 30 September 2019

Swiss Post completes sale of CarPostal France to Keolis S.A.

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 from 13 June to 1 November

The third season of the PostBus tourism route to Glaubenberg is on.
Postbuses travel four times from Entlebuch across the Glaubenberg pass to Langis on weekends and public holidays between 13 June and 1 November. The route is now also operated from Monday to Friday with a departure from Entlebuch, Bahnhof at 08.58 h in the morning and at 13.58 h in the afternoon. The tourism route is very successful, not least because of the attractive public transport circular tour available by train and bus.  

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.

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.

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