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.

With PostBus to the Open Air Gampel

Valais

From 16 to 19 August 2018, 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

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.

13th Folk Culture Festival Obwald 2018

Central Switzerland

Press release, 17.06.2018

After Mali, Sardinia, Georgia and Mongolia, we are happy to welcome Portugal as our special guest, the 5th country from among the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

«ZYT FÖR FRÖNDE»

Central Switzerland

Press release, 08.06.2018

«ZYT FÖR FRÖNDE». Time for friends. This is the motto of the 62nd Yodelling Festival of Central Switzerland, which takes place from 22 to 24 June 2018 in Schötz, canton of Lucerne.

Alphorn playing, flag throwing, and yodelling: from Friday, 22 June to Sunday, 24 June, the village of Schötz will be teeming with such activities. The sponsoring associations ‟Friends of old tractors from Schötzˮ and the Yodelling Club Bärgglöggli Schötz have organized the 62nd Yodelling Festival of Central Switzerland in a joint effort. On the three days of the festival, they expect to see some 60,000 to 70,000 visitors, which will be able to reach all the attractions in the yodelling village on foot with only short distances to cover.

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.

FLUX 2017: Château-d’Oex named «Golden Transport Hub»

National

Press release, 30 November 2017

This year, the jury of the “FLUX – Golden Transport Hub” prize examined tourist transfer hubs with metre-gauge tracks. Château-d’Oex has come out on top: PostBus, the Swiss Association of Public Transport (APT) and the Swiss Association for Transport and Environment (ATE) presented the municipality in Vaud with the FLUX 2017 prize. Arosa (canton of Graubünden) and Innertkirchen (canton of Berne) were also considered for this coveted Swiss public transport award. 

After 20 years as Head of PostBus: Daniel Landolf takes early retirement

National

Press release dated 2 November 2017

Daniel Landolf, Head of PostBus Ltd and Member of Executive Management at Swiss Post has decided, after 20 years as Head of the PostBus Group unit, to take early retirement and dedicate himself in future to various directorships at a strategic level and to private projects. He will be taking early retirement on 30 April 2018.

Self-driving shuttles soon to link old town with Sion train station

National

Press release dated 17 October 2017

The operation of self-driving shuttles in Sion will be extended and the route expanded. The City of Sion, the Canton of Valais and PostBus agreed upon this extension. The Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) has given the green light to the route to be extended as far as the train station. Thus, PostBus continues operating this worldwide unique service of autonomous buses on public roads.

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