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.

New adventure trail on the steepest PostBus route

National

Press release dated 17 October 2017

In the summer of 2018, an adventure trail, honouring the elements earth, water, air and fire, will open up between Griesalp and Kiental. One of the attractions the joint project of Kiental-Reichenbach Tourism and PostBus will offer is a viewing platform.

Initial study indicates public acceptance for self-driving buses

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Press release dated 12 September 2017

PostBus is presenting its first acceptance study on automated driving in Switzerland. It shows that those who have already travelled in a self-driving Postbus have more confidence in the technology, and many even wish there were more of these types of bus on the road. Alongside the SmartShuttles project on public roads, PostBus is to gather further experience on a test area in Berne. Swiss Post is promoting the mobility solutions of tomorrow with targeted innovation projects.

First electric Postbus to be used on scheduled routes

National

Press release, 25 August 2017

PostBus is to operate a vehicle in Interlaken which is entirely powered by electricity. The electric Postbus will be used on scheduled routes in the Interlaken region. The deployment is part of a three-year project. PostBus will use only renewable energy to recharge the battery.

With PostBus to the Open Air Gampel

Press release, 31 July 2017

From 17 to 20 August 2017, Gampel in the canton of Valais will be the summer’s meeting point – at the Open Air Gampel.

New cabriolet Postbus hits the road

National

Press release, 13 July 2017

After a gap of over 40 years, PostBus again has a cabriolet in its vehicle fleet. Eight metres long, the retractable-roof Postbus can seat 20 people and is fitted out like a touring coach. The cabriolet is a travelling symbol of the new partnership between PostBus and the Swiss Hiking Trail Federation which was launched today in Chur.

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