Rs 742.101 Federal Act Of 20 December 1957 On The Railways (Ebg)

Original Language Title: RS 742.101 Loi fédérale du 20 décembre 1957 sur les chemins de fer (LCdF)

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742.101 federal law on railways (EBG) of December 20, 1957 (Status January 1, 2016) the Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation, view the art. 81, 87 and 87A of the Constitution, given the message of the federal Council of February 3, 1956, stop: Chapter 1 provisions general art. 1subject and field of application this Act governs the construction and operation of railways.
The railway includes the infrastructure on which takes place the passenger transport under the regime of the concession or allowing access to the network, as well as transport carried out on it.
The federal Council decides of the subjugation of other facilities and vehicles guided through channels to this Act.

New content according to section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Art. Rail 2Entreprises rail companies are companies which: a. build and operate infrastructure (infrastructure managers); b. perform transport infrastructure (rail transport companies).

New content according to section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Art. 3Expropriation rail companies that have a concession of infrastructure within the meaning of art. 5 may exercise the right of expropriation under federal legislation if, at the granting of the concession, the public interest according to art. 6, al. 1, let. a, has been recognized.
The expropriation procedure is applicable if the efforts to acquire the necessary rights of OTC or get a consolidation have failed.
Rights on railway property cannot be acquired by prescription.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
According to section II 13 of the Act of March 20, 2009, on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010, the marginal titles are transformed into median titles, the ch and the let. are not included (RO 2009 5597; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 4 repealed by no 18 of the annex to the Federal Act of 24 March 2000 on the fors, with effect from Jan 1. 2001 (RO 2000-2355; FF 1999 2591).

Chapter 2Entreprises railway Section 1 infrastructure managers art. 5 infrastructure concession and approval of safety, anyone who wants to build and operate a rail infrastructure must have an infrastructure concession (concession).
The dealer rail company has the authority and the obligation to build and operate the rail infrastructure railway law and the concession.
The operation of the infrastructure includes landscaping and maintenance facilities and the management of systems of power supply to traction, safety and traffic control.
A security approval is also required to operate the infrastructure. The federal Council may make exceptions for companies that operate at the regional level.

New content according to section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).
New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
New content according to section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Art. 6Octroi, amendment and renewal of the concession Council federal grants the concession in the following cases: a. the construction and exploitation of the infrastructure concerned are public interest; b. can be expected that the operation covers its costs.

In addition, the granting of the concession requires: a. that no overriding public interest objected, including planning of the territory, protection of the environment, nature and landscape or national security cooperation; b. that operating a railway without function of service meets the conditions required by art. 11 of the Act of March 20, 2009 on the passenger transport; c. the company is registered in the commercial register.

Before granting the concession, the federal Council consults the cantons concerned.
Regarding streetcars, the required authorization by the cantonal law for the use of the public highway must have been issued or guaranteed.
The concession is granted for a maximum of 50 years. It can be amended and renewed.
The federal Department of the environment, transport, energy and communications (DETEC) is responsible to: a. modify concessions, extensions set apart; b. renew concessions.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
RS 745.1 introduced by section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Art. 7Transfert at the request of the dealer, DETEC can transfer the concession to another company. The cantons concerned are consulted beforehand.
If it is planned to transfer certain rights or obligations based by the Act or the dealership, the dealer sends to the federal Office of transport (fot) for information operating agreements concluded for this purpose. The dealer continues to respond to the Confederation of the performance of the obligations provided for by the law and the concession.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
New content according to section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Art. 8 cancellation and extinction after hearing the interested cantons, the federal Council may cancel the concession: If construction is not started or completed, or if the installation is not put into service within the time allowed by the concession; b. If the dealer railway undertaking lack seriously the obligations under the law and the concession; c. If overriding public interests warrant especially when it comes to meeting Economic and appropriately transportation needs; the railway undertaking must receive appropriate compensation.

The concession is invalid: a. when she matures; b. when the Federal Government bought it; c. when, after having heard the interested cantons, the federal Council allowed the holder to waive; d. when, in case of liquidation forced, in a second auction, the railway undertaking may be sold to the highest bidder.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 8aOctroi and renewal of approval of security the OFT is responsible for the grant of approval of security.
Security approval includes approval of the safety management system established by the infrastructure manager and the measures taken by the latter to ensure the safe operation of its lines.
It is granted for five years and can be renewed.

Introduced by section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).
Erratum of the CdR of the SSA. fed. from 13 nov. 2013, published on 14 Jan. 2014 (2014 157 RO).

Art. 8brevocation the OFT revokes accreditation of security at any time, without compensation, entirely or partially, if its granting conditions are no longer met or if the infrastructure manager violated seriously or repeatedly act or approval.

Introduced by section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Section 2 rail transport undertakings art. 8cAutorisation of network access and security certificate anyone who wants to make a rail transport must be in possession of a license as a rail transport company (permission to access the network) and a security certificate. The federal Council may make exceptions for companies that operate at the regional level.
All rail transport undertaking is entitled to carry out rail transport on its own lines and the lines of third parties for which the security certificate is valid.
The company must respect the Swiss legal requirements, in particular: a. technical and operating regulations; b. the defining activities for the safety regulations.


The right to carry passengers regularly and on a professional basis, granted under art. 6 to 8 of the Act of March 20, 2009 on passenger transport, is reserved.

Introduced by section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).
RS 745.1 art. 8dOctroi and renewal of the authorization for access to the network the OFT gives approval to access the network when the company meets the following conditions: a. it has a sufficient organization as well as knowledge and experience enabling it to ensure safe and reliable operations; b. it has financial capacity and sufficient insurance coverage; c. it satisfies the requirements of integrity that apply to the management; d. it respects the provisions of the labour law and the working conditions of the branch; e. it has its seat in Switzerland.

The authorisation is granted for ten years at the most. It may be renewed.
If mutual recognition is agreed with other States, the permissions granted by the latter are also valid in Switzerland.

Introduced by section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Art. 8eOctroi and renewal of the certificate of security the OFT is responsible for the provision of the security certificate.
The security certificate includes the approval of the safety management system established by the rail transport undertaking and the measures that the latter has taken to ensure the safe operation of its lines. The company must prove that: a. employees have the skills necessary to ensure the safety of the operation; b. rolling meets the requirements for safe operation.

The security certificate is granted for up to five years. It may be renewed.
If mutual recognition is agreed with other States, security certificates granted by the latter are also valid in Switzerland.

Introduced by section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).
Erratum of the CdR of the SSA. fed. from 13 nov. 2013, published on 14 Jan. 2014 (2014 157 RO).

Art. 8frevocation the OFT shall revoke the authorization for access to the network and the security certificate at any time, without compensation, entirely or partially, if the conditions of their granting are no longer met or if the company violates seriously or repeatedly Act, approval or certificate.

Introduced by section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Art. 9 repealed by no I 4 of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, with effect from July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Art. 9aOctroi of the network access infrastructure manager allows rail companies to access its network without discrimination.
In the case of granting access to the network, passenger traffic on the quick time schedule remains a priority. The matches within a string co-ordinated public transport must not be compromised.
The federal Council may grant exemptions to the hierarchy of the priorities set out in para. 2, account in the light of the requirements of the economy and the development of the territory.
Any company wishing to make a transport can request access to the network for a route defined in time and space (furrow). At the latest one month before the commissioning, it has access to the network or mandates a rail transport company to perform the transport. The company that performs the transport must submit the security certificate no later than at the beginning of the races.
The furrows can be sold or transferred to another company. A mandate within the meaning of para. 4 is not considered a sale or a transfer.
The federal Council sets the other principles of access to the network and sets the terms. It may enter into agreements with other States that provide for access to the network for foreign companies. In this context, it takes into account the principle of reciprocity.

Introduced by c. I of the Federal Act of March 20, 1998, in force since Jan. 1. 1999 (RO 1998 2835; FF 1997 I 853).
New content according to section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in effect since Dec. 1. 2012 (2012 5619 RO; FF 2011 857).
New content according to section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in effect since Dec. 1. 2012 (2012 5619 RO; FF 2011 857).
Introduced by section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in effect since Dec. 1. 2012 (2012 5619 RO; FF 2011 857).
Introduced by section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in effect since Dec. 1. 2012 (2012 5619 RO; FF 2011 857).

Art. 9bDroit to receive payment the dealer railway undertaking has the right to charge a fee for the use of its infrastructure.
The companies concerned regulate the modalities of access to the network and the royalty in a convention. If they do not reach an agreement, the arbitration commission (art. 40A) statue.
The charge must be fixed in a non-discriminatory manner and cover at least marginal costs normally incurred by a modern stretch and calculated by the OFT to the category section. The fee takes into account in particular the various costs related to the network and the impact of vehicles on the environment, as well as demand. With regard to regular passenger transport, the fee shall cover the incremental costs calculated by the OFT and the share of revenue that is determined by the licensing authority, which must be paid to the operator.
The federal Council defined the principles applicable to the calculation and in good standing the publication. During the definition of these principles, he ensures that prices of the Groove are the same on similar lines and rail capabilities to be exploited optimally.

Introduced by c. I of the Federal Act of March 20, 1998, in force since Jan. 1. 1999 (RO 1998 2835; FF 1997 I 853).
New content according to no I 1 of the Federal Act of 19 Dec. 2008 on the mod of the transport law, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5973 RO; FF 2007 4147).

Chapter 3 supervision art. 10 supervisory authorities the construction and operation of the railways are subject to monitoring by the federal Council. This may limit the supervision of appropriately with respect to the railways that provide mainly local traffic or who are in particularly simple conditions and are not connected technically to the network of other railroads.
The supervisory authority is the OFT.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).

Art. 11 repealed by no 75 of the annex to the Federal Act of 17 June 2005 on the TAF, with effect from Jan 1. 2007 (RO 2006 2197; FF 2001-4000).

Art. 12 special rights of the OFT the OFT has the right to cancel the decisions and provisions taken by organs or services of the railway company or prevent it from running when they violate this law, the concession or international conventions or damaging of important national interests.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 13 repealed by no I of the Federal Act of 18 June 1993, with effect from Jan 1. 1994 (RO 1993 3199; 1993 I 757 FF).

Art. 14 repealed by no II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, with effect from Jan 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 14aObligation to announce and to work the railway companies announce immediately to the OFT any accident or serious incident in the operation of railways.
They provide at all times the OFT all the information and documents he needs. They give free access to all railway facilities and all vehicles and support for free in its audit and control activities.

Introduced by Annex to the Federal Act of 1 October. 2010 (2011 1119 RO; FF 2009 4405). New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).

Art. 15enquete on accidents and serious incidents an investigation was conducted to elucidate the circumstances, the conduct and the causes of any accident or serious incident in the operation of railways.
The survey aims to prevent similar accidents. She doesn't have to establish a fault or responsibility.


New content according to the annex to the Federal Act of 1 October. 2010, in effect since Nov. 1. 2011 (2011 1119 RO; FF 2009 4405).

Art. 15aService of inquiry the federal Council establishes an investigation service.
The investigation service, independent of the administrative authorities, is attached to DETEC.
The federal Council appoints the members of the direction of the investigation. These people must be independent specialists.
Management recruits other employees of the service.
The federal Council shall regulate the organisation of the service. It can bring together this body and the investigative service referred to in art. 25 of the Act of 21 December 1948 on aviation.

Introduced by Annex to the Federal Act of 1 October. 2010, in effect since Nov. 1. 2011 (2011 1119 RO; FF 2009 4405).
SR 748.0 art. 15bprocedure followed by the investigative service investigation service shall prepare a report for each survey. This report does not constitute a decision and cannot be appealed.
In order to elucidate the facts, the investigative service may order the following measures: a. subpoena anyone likely to provide useful information; b. the search; c. the receiver; d. medical exams, taken from blood or urine analysis including e. autopsy; (f) exploitation of the data collected by devices enregistrement.g. realization of expertise;

If the rights or obligations of individuals are involved, the investigation service makes a decision. Subject to contrary provisions of the Act, the Federal Act of 20 December 1968 on administrative procedure is applicable.
Decisions in inquiry may be an opposition to the investigation service within 10 days.
The investigation service maintains a quality assurance system. Management ensures in particular that statements from everyone involved are duly taken into account.
The federal Council shall regulate the procedure, in particular with respect to the measures of coercion and the publication of reports.

Introduced by Annex to the Federal Act of 1 October. 2010, in effect since Nov. 1. 2011 (2011 1119 RO; FF 2009 4405).
RS 172.021 art. 15cFrais of the investigative process when another authority sees in a binding decision that a person caused the event intentionally or by serious negligence, the investigation service can put a portion of the costs of the investigation dependants. The federal Council regulates the calculation of the costs. It takes into account in this respect of the gravity of the fault.

Introduced by Annex to the Federal Act of 1 October. 2010, in effect since Nov. 1. 2011 (2011 1119 RO; FF 2009 4405).

Art. 16Traitement of data by the OFT as part of its monitoring activities, the OFT is authorized to collect the necessary data with the railway companies and to treat them. Railway undertakings must provide the information necessary for the official statistics of the transport.
It can collect data for the establishment of a permit from the persons concerned and deal with them.
Transport planning purposes, the OFT may also require railway undertakings that they collect and present data on sections. It may publish such data insofar as this publication is necessary to achieve the objectives and meets an overriding public interest.
After conducting a review based on the principle of proportionality, the OFT can publish sensitive data when these allow to draw conclusions on the respect by the company of the security provisions. It can publish information on: a. the withdrawal or revocation of concessions and authorizations; (b) violations of the provisions on the protection of employees or working conditions.

The federal Council shall regulate the modalities, including the form of the publication.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
Sentence introduced by section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Art. 16aTraitement of data by dealers for their activities under the concession and authorization, companies are subject to the art. 16 to 25 of the Federal law of June 19, 1992, on the protection of data (LPD). If they act according to the law, they are subject to the art. 12 to 15 HPA.
Businesses can deal with sensitive data and personality profiles if this is necessary for the safety of the infrastructure, especially its construction and operation. It is same to third parties who provide some tasks to the holder of the concession. The latter meets compliance with legislation on the protection of the data.
Surveillance is governed by art. 27 LPD.

Introduced by section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
RS 235.1 art. 16bvideosurveillance to protect infrastructure, companies can install video surveillance.
Companies can delegate the CCTV to third parties to whom they entrusted the security service. They meet compliance with data protection legislation.
Video signals can be recorded. As a general rule, they must be analyzed the business day following registration.
After analysis, the video signals must be kept in a place protected against theft. They must be protected against abuse and destroyed at the latest after 100 days.
The records may not be disclosed to the prosecution authorities or the authorities before which businesses complain or argue rights.
The federal Council shall regulate the modalities, including the way in which video signals must be kept and protected from abuse.

Introduced by section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Chapter 4 planning, construction and operation Section 1 principles art. 17Exigences of transport, protection of the environment and security the railway facilities and vehicles must be constructed, operated, maintained and renewed in accordance with the traffic and environmental protection requirements and advances in technology. The needs of people with reduced mobility are taken into account in an appropriate manner.
The federal Council shall issue prescriptions necessary on the construction and operation, as well as on the technical unit and admission to rail traffic, given the interoperability and safety standards related to each section. It ensures that the technical requirements are not used abusively to hinder competition.
The OFT regulates the movement of trains.
The railway companies are responsible for the safe operation of the railway facilities and vehicles, within the limits of the regulation. They develop the requirements necessary for safe operation and submit them to the OFT.

New content according to chapter I of the Federal Act of March 20, 1998, in force since Jan. 1. 1999 (RO 1998 2835; FF 1997 I 853).
New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 17arepertoire of the vehicles admitted the FOT maintains a directory of all vehicles allowed in Switzerland under this Act.
An operating licence holders are required to declare their vehicles to the OFT that they are registered in the directory.
The directory is available to all authorities competent for safety and all accident investigation services, domestic and foreign, as well as any person who has a legitimate interest.
The federal Council regulates: a. the marking of vehicles; b. the terms of access to the directory; c. the directory data accessible to the public.

It may: a. transfer holding the directory to others; b. to designate categories of vehicles which should not be listed in the directory.

Introduced by no I 1 of the Federal Act of Dec. 19. 2008 on the mod (RO 2009 5973 transport law; FF 2007 4147). New content according to section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Art. 17bMaintenance of the vehicle is responsible for the maintenance of a vehicle the person entered as such in the repertoire of vehicles allowed in Switzerland.
In the absence of registration of the vehicle or the person responsible for maintenance in the directory, the maintenance responsibility of the holder of the authorisation to operate, and in the alternative to the person who holds the effective power to dispose of the vehicle.

The federal Council may set requirements that must meet those responsible or responsible for maintenance.

Introduced by section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on reform 2, (RO 2009 5597 railways; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517). New content according to section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Art. 17cEvaluation of decisive aspects for safety during the licensing procedure, the OFT assesses critical aspects for safety based on risk, on the basis of spot checks or security expertise.
The OFT indicates to the applicant what security expertise required.

Introduced by section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Section 2 procedures for approval of plans art. 18Principe buildings and facilities used exclusively or mainly to the construction and operation of a railroad (railway) can be established or changed if the project plans have been approved by the competent authority.
The authority responsible for approval of the plans is the OFT.
The approval of plans covers all the permissions that are required by federal law.
No permission or no plan under cantonal law are required. Cantonal law is taken into account insofar as it does not disproportionately fulfilling tasks of the railway undertaking.
As a general rule, approval of plans for projects with significant effects on the land and the environment presupposes that a sectoral plan in accordance with the law of June 22, 1979 on the land has been established.
Are also part of the railway facilities, when they are located in close proximity to the proposed facility and they are directly useful to him, the construction sites, facilities to service the sites in connection with the construction or operation of a railway as well as sites for recycling and storage of materials produced by the construction.

New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).
RS 700 art. applicable 18aDroit the procedure for approval of the plans is governed by this Act and, subsidiarily, by the Federal law of June 20, 1930, on expropriation (LEx).

Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349). New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
RS 711 art. 18bOuverture of the procedure the request for approval of the plans should be addressed with the required documents to the competent authority. It checks if the file is complete, and if necessary, does complete.

Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349). New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. Preparatory 18cActes prior to the investigation of the request, the railway undertaking must mark the field by a picket, and for buildings by templates, the changes required by the proposed work.
The objections raised against the picket or the installation of templates must be sent without delay to the authority responsible for approval of the plans, but no later than at the expiration of the delay in the investigation.
The procedure referred to in art. 15 LEx applies to other preparatory acts, to the development of the project and to the consolidation of the bases for decision. The authority responsible for approval of the plans shall rule on the objections of third parties.

Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349). New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
RS 711 art. 18dConsultation, publication, and investigated the authority responsible for approval of the plans updated forwards the request to the cantons concerned and invited them to pronounce within three months. If the situation warrants, it may exceptionally extend this deadline.
The application must be published in the official organs of the cantons and the communes concerned and started the survey for 30 days.
Updated the investigation establishes the ban of expropriation referred to in art. 42 to 44 LEx.

Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349). New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
RS 711 art. personal 18eAvis the railway undertaking aimed at stakeholders, at the latest during the investigation of the application, a personal opinion informing them of the property to be expropriated, pursuant to art. 31 LEx.

Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349). New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
RS 711 art. 18fOpposition anyone with party status under the Federal Act of 20 December 1968 on administrative procedure or the LEx can make objection to the approval authority for the delay in the investigation. Anyone who did not have opposition is excluded from the rest of the procedure.
All objections in terms of expropriation and requests for compensation or reparation in kind must be filed within the same period. Objections and applications filed later under arts. 39 to 41 LEx should be addressed to the authority responsible for approval of the plans.
Commons argue their interests by way of opposition.

Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349). New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
RS 172.021 SR 711 art. differences 18gElimination the procedure for elimination of differences within the federal administration is governed by art. 62b of the Act of 21 March 1997 on the Organization of Government and administration.

Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349). New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
SR 172.010 art. 18hduree of validity when it approves the plans, the competent authority also decides on the oppositions for expropriation.
The authority responsible for approval of the plans may be approved projects by steps as far as the overall assessment is not affected.
The approval of plans is lapses if the construction project has not started within five years following the entry into force of the decision.
If major reasons warrant, the authority responsible for approval of the plans may extend by three years the period of validity of its decision. Any extension is excluded if the critical conditions of fact or law has changed significantly since the entry into force of the decision.


Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349). New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
Repealed by no 75 of the annex to the Federal Act of 17 June 2005 on the TAF, with effect from Jan 1. 2007 (RO 2006 2197; FF 2001-4000).

Art. 18iprocedure simplified the procedure for approval of the plans apply: a. to projects that affect a limited space and concern that a set limited and well-defined people; b. to the railway facilities, including the modification or reassignment does not significantly the appearance of the site, is not worthy of protection of third party interests and has only minimal effects on the development of the territory and the environment; c. to the railway facilities which will be removed after three years at the most.

The simplified procedure applies to retail plans developed on the basis of an already approved project.

The authority responsible for approval of the plans may order the picket. The application is published, nor to the investigation. The authority responsible for the approval of plans submits the draft to stakeholders, who can make opposition within a period of 30 days, unless they previously gave their written agreement. It may seek the opinion of the cantons and communes. She gave them a reasonable time to pronounce.
In addition, the ordinary procedure is applicable. In case of doubt, this last is applied.

Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349). New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).

Art. 18kprocedure estimate. Sending in possession early after closing of the approval procedure plans, an estimation procedure is open, if necessary, before the Board of estimate, in accordance with the LEx. Only the claims that have been produced are taken into account.
The authority responsible for the approval of plans transmits to the president of the Board of estimate approved plans, the expropriation plan, the table of the rights expropriated and the claims that have been produced.
The Chairman of the Board of estimate may authorize sending in possession early when the decision for approval of the plans is enforceable. The expropriating party is presumed to suffer serious injury if he does not benefit from coming into possession early. Moreover, art. 76 LEx is applicable.

Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349). New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
RS 711 art. 18lParticipation of the cantons when the construction of a railway facility, including a tunnel, produced a considerable amount of materials that cannot be recycled or stored near the installation, the cantons concerned shall designate sites needed to eliminate them.
If, at the time of the approval of plans, the canton concerned has not issued authorization or that it is not yet in force, the authority responsible for approval of the plans may designate a site for the intermediate storage of the material and fix the charges and conditions for its use. In such cases, the provisions on the procedure for railway facilities shall apply. Canton designates sites needed for the elimination of materials within a period of five years.

Introduced by section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).

Art. annexes 18mInstallations the establishment and modification of buildings or facilities not used exclusively or primarily in railway operations (facilities) are governed by cantonal law. They may be allowed only with the agreement of the railway company if the installation schedule: a. affects buildings belonging to the railway company or is contiguous to them; b. may compromise the safety of the operation.

Before allowing an annex facility, the cantonal authority consults the OFT: a. at the request of one of the parties, when no agreement between the owner and the railway company were found; b. when the installation schedule can prevent or make it considerably more difficult one later extension of the railway facility; c. when the land is included in a zone reserved or touched by a line determined by the rail legislation.

The OFT has the power to use all legal remedies provided for by cantonal and federal rights against decisions made by the cantonal authorities in application of this Act or its implementing provisions.

Introduced by section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).

Section 3 restricted areas art. 18ndetermination to ensure the free disposal of the land needed for construction and future railway facilities, the OFT can itself or at the request of an undertaking of iron, a canton or a commune determine only areas encompassing well-defined areas. The federal authorities, the cantons and the municipalities, as well as the affected landowners must be heard. Consultation of municipalities and affected landowners is the responsibility of the cantons.
Decisions on the establishment of reserved areas are published in the municipalities concerned, with an indication of the appeal period. The appeal has no suspensive effect.

Formerly art. 18 b. introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982, in force since Jan. 1. 1985 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349).
New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 18oEffets in the reserved areas, no transformation against the allocation of the area will be made to buildings. Are excepted measures designed to maintain or prevent the dangers and harmful effects. In exceptional cases, additional measures may be permitted, if the owner waives any future compensation for the betterment resulting.
Preparatory measures can be executed in special areas that are determined or planned. Art. 15 of the LEx applies by analogy.

Formerly art. 18. introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982, in force since Jan. 1. 1985 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349).
New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
RS 711 art. 18pSuppression the decision defining a reserved area is void from the entry into force of the decision setting the alignments, but at the latest after five years; This period may be extended by three years at the most. The lapsing of a reserved area does not preclude the creation of a new area covering, in whole or in part, the perimeter of the former.
The OFT removes the reserved area, either ex officio or at the request of the railway undertaking, a canton or a commune, it is established that the proposed railway will not be achieved.
The decision must be published in the municipalities concerned, with an indication of the appeal period.

Introduced by section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).

Section 4 of alignments art. 18qdetermination to ensure the free disposal of the land needed for construction and railway facilities, existing or future, the OFT can determine alignments. The federal authorities, the cantons and the municipalities, as well as the affected landowners must be heard. Consultation of municipalities and affected landowners is the responsibility of the cantons. Alignments must meet the requirements of the foreseeable final execution of this work and take into account the requirements of the development of the territory and the protection of the environment. They can be delineated in the vertical direction.
The alignments are determined on the basis of already approved plans.
Decisions on the alignments are published in the municipalities concerned, with an indication of the appeal period.

Formerly art. 18. introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982, in force since Jan. 1. 1985 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349).
New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 18rEffets between the alignments between an alignment and a railway facility, no changes to the construction, or further action contrary to the purpose of the alignment will be undertaken. Are excepted measures designed to maintain or prevent the dangers and harmful effects. In exceptional cases, additional measures may be permitted if the owner waives any future compensation for the betterment resulting.
Preparatory measures can be executed inside the alignments determined or provided. Art. 15 of the LEx applies by analogy.

Formerly art. 18F. introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982, in force since Jan. 1. 1985 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349).
New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
RS 711 art. the OFT 18sSuppression removes the rosters become without object, office or at the request of a railway company, a canton or a commune.
Decisions on the removal of alignments are published in the municipalities concerned, with an indication of the appeal period.

Unlawful enrichment provisions apply by analogy to cases where compensation has been paid. In the case of alienation, is the new owner who is required to return. Disputes are decided by the Board of estimate. …

Formerly art. 18 g. introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982, in force since Jan. 1. 1985 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349).
New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
Sentence repealed by section 75 of the annex to the Federal Act of 17 June 2005 on the TAF, with effect from Jan 1. 2007 (RO 2006 2197; FF 2001-4000).

Art. cantonal 18tDroit. Reserve addition alignments provided for by this Act, alignments can be also determined according to cantonal law, in agreement with the OFT, as long as they are making more extensive legal effects.

Formerly art. 18 h. introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 8 October. 1982, in force since Jan. 1. 1985 (1984 1429 RO; FF 1981 I 349).
New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).

Section 5 allowance for the limitations of ownership art. 18u...

The ownership restrictions based on art. 18 to 18t entitle to compensation full answer and if they have the same effect as expropriation. Art. 21 is reserved. The conditions existing at the time where the restriction to the property takes effect are decisive for the calculation of the compensation.
The compensation is due by the railway undertaking or, failing that, by one who is the origin of the restriction on the property.
He must announce his claims in writing to the railway undertaking in the ten years following the date on which the restriction to the property takes effect. If the claims are entirely or partially contested, the procedure provided for in arts. 57 to 75 LEx is open.
This procedure is only about the claims that have been produced. Are excluded the objections to the restriction of land ownership made later, as well as requests to amend the authorizations granted for ancillary facilities (art. 18 m) or the decisions to establish restricted areas or alignments.
The compensation bears interest from the time the restriction to the property takes effect.

Introduced by section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
Repealed by no II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, with effect from Jan 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
RS 711 Section 6 consolidation art. 18V...

If the real rights necessary to the realization of a project can be obtained by a consolidation but canton didn't proceed on its own, the authority responsible for approval of the plans asked him to order it in a time limit set by it under cantonal law. If this deadline is not met, the ordinary procedure, which includes the expropriation is applied.
The following measures may be taken during the consolidation procedure: a. use of the lands of the railway company; (b) reduction of the surface of the lands included in the consolidation; c. in account of the added value from the land improvements resulting from the work carried out by the railway undertaking; (d) undertaking in advance possession; e. other measures provided for by cantonal law.

The market value of the land obtained by reductions of surface for the purposes of the railway undertaking is credited to the consolidation company.
If cantonal law does no special procedure, the procedure for the parcel changes of agricultural land, forests or land to build is applicable; the extent of the area to be included and the scale of the reshuffle may be limited to the consolidation necessary to the realization of the project of the railway undertaking.
The additional consolidation costs incurred by the project of construction of the railway company started the charge of the latter. If consolidation is required for this construction, the railway undertaking needs supports all of the costs.

Introduced by section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
Repealed by no II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, with effect from Jan 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Section 7 security art. 18wAutorisation operating authorisation is required to operate the railway facilities and vehicles. The OFT may make exceptions.
The OFT gives approval to operate when the applicant company provided the safety record and that the project meets the requirements.
It may carry out additional checks. The railway company provides free its staff and equipment required, as well as the necessary documents; It also provides the necessary information.

Introduced by section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of the decision-making procedures (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221). New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 18xHomologation series the OFT grant a permission of series for vehicles, as well as for the vehicles and elements of the railway facilities to be used in the same way and in the same function, when the applicant company provided the safety record and that the project meets the requirements.

Introduced by section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 19 security measures the railway company is required to take, in accordance with the requirements of the federal Council and the conditions attached to the approval of plans, the necessary measures to ensure the safety of construction and operation, as well as to prevent that people or things are exposed to dangers. If construction work affect facilities public such as roads or paths, and similar works, the company will take, as long as the public interest, all measures to ensure the use of these works.
The railway company bear the costs of these measures. The costs of the measures necessitated by work undertaken by third parties or that had to be taken in the light of their needs are the responsibility of such third parties.

Art. 20 obligation to compensate the obligation of the railroad to repair the damage caused to third parties by encroachments on their rights is governed by federal expropriation legislation when these encroachments should not be tolerated under the rules of the right neighborhood or other legal provisions, and they are hardly avoidable or inevitable consequence of construction or operation of the railway.

Art. 21 restrictions to ensure the safety of the railway if works, facilities, trees or third party companies affect railway safety, these third parties are required to remedy the situation when requested by the railway company. If stakeholders cannot agree about what to do, they will be determined by the OFT on the proposal of the path of iron and after consultation of the interested parties. In the meantime, third parties must refrain from any attack on the security of the railway. In an extreme emergency, the railway company may itself take the necessary measures to avert the danger.
If facilities or third party companies already existed before the enforcement of this Act or before the establishment of the railway facilities, the right to the compensation of third parties will be regulated by federal legislation on expropriation. If the facilities or companies of a third were established after the enforcement of this Act or the establishment of the railroad, the costs of the measures to be taken under the al. 1 will be the responsibility of that third party, and it will not be entitled to compensation. The cost of the measures taken under para. 1 to address the abuses caused by trees are the responsibility of the railway company, unless it proves that the party responsible is featured in a faulty way.

New content of the sentence according to the art. 55 section 2 of the Federal Act of 4 October. 1991 on forests, in force since Jan. 1. 1993 (1992 2521 RO; 1988 III 157 FF).
Sentence introduced by art. 55 section 2 of the Federal Act of 4 October. 1991 on forests, in force since Jan. 1. 1993 (1992 2521 RO; 1988 III 157 FF).
Sentence introduced by art. 55 section 2 of the Federal Act of 4 October. 1991 on forests, in force since Jan. 1. 1993 (1992 2521 RO; 1988 III 157 FF).

Art. 22 facilities of signalling and telecommunications


The railway companies can establish and operate the facilities and electrical appliances and radio required for their services. DETEC refers to these facilities and devices and generally use. Telecommunication facilities must be subject in all cases to the procedure for approval of the plans referred to in art. 18-18i.

New content of the sentence according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).

Art. 23Prescriptions to use the infrastructure managers may enact regulations for the use of their facilities insofar as such requirements are necessary for safety and the smooth running of the operation.
They may issue prescriptions to use executive decisions.
They publish the requirements of use.

New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).

Section 7ainteroperabilite with the European rail system art. 23a principle railway to standard gauge must, under the terms of the provisions of this section, complete the technical and operating conditions ensuring safe and continuous traffic in the European rail system (interoperability).

Art. 23b scope the provisions of this section are applicable to the construction and operation of normal lines and vehicles circulating.
The federal Council may decide that the provisions of this section do not apply or not apply only partially to some lines and vehicles circulating.

Art. 23cSous-systems a rail transport company cannot put in service of the subsystems to be used under the regime of interoperability if the OFT has granted an operating licence.
The OFT gives approval to operate when the company provided the security clearance and the subsystem, including its interfaces, meets the essential requirements to the technical enforcement provisions and other critical requirements.
It may carry out additional checks. To do this, the company makes available to the staff, equipment and the necessary documents and provides the required information.
The federal Council defines documents needed to certify safety.

See also the disp. Trans. of the mod. March 16, 2012, at the end of the text.

Art. 23d equipment and renewal of subsystems by "equipment" means any change to a subsystem that improves its performance. "Renewal" means any exchange of elements of a subsystem whose performance remain unchanged.
The company can implement a subsystem that underwent equipment if the OFT granted a new authorization to exploit.
The OFT decides from case to case if a new operating licence is required for the commissioning of a subsystem that has been the subject of a renewal.

Art. 23rd interoperability constituents anyone who puts on the market a construction element intended to be integrated into a subsystem (constituting interoperability) must be able to prove that the essential requirements are met.
The federal Council shall determine the documents that must be provided.

Art. 23f skills the federal Council sets the essential requirements and technical implementing provisions applicable to subsystems and interoperability constituents; in doing so, it takes account of international law.
In agreement with the Secretariat of State for the economy, the OFT refers to technical standards that allow to realize the essential requirements and the technical implementing provisions. To the extent possible, these standards are harmonized at the international level.
The OFT decides what provisions apply in addition to the technical enforcement provisions and identify exceptions to their application, taking into account international law.
The federal Council may conclude with foreign States or international institutions of the conventions relating to collaboration in the development and implementation of standards and international requirements.

Art. 23g essential requirements when the sub-systems or interoperability constituents are built or manufactured in accordance with technical implementing provisions and technical standards, they are supposed to meet the essential requirements.
Anyone who wants to put in operation of subsystems or put on the market of interoperability constituents which do not conform to the technical enforcement provisions or technical standards must be able to prove that the essential requirements are met in some other way.

Art. 23: placing on the market of subsystems and interoperability constituents may be placed on the market when they meet the essential requirements.

Art. 23I the OFT market Surveillance oversight based on risk to ensure that subsystems and interoperability constituents on the market meet the essential requirements.
The bodies of the OFT may: a. request the evidence and information necessary; b. samples; c. conduct or carry out inspections; d. visit during the usual working hours of those who provide information; (e) require that the documents or information are written in an official language.

The OFT may require that the Federal Customs Administration provide, for a fixed term, information about the importation of interoperability constituents identified with precision.
For the rest, the skills of the OFT are governed by art. 10, al. 2 to 6 of the Federal law of June 12, 2009 on the safety of the products.

SR 930.11 art. 23d evidence that a subsystem conformity assessment or an interoperability constituent meets the essential requirements and technical implementing provisions must be provided by means of a certificate of conformity issued by a conformity assessment service.
Conformity assessment services must: a. be accredited in Switzerland or have an insurance liability; b. is to be appointed by a Member State of the European Union.

Certificates of conformity established by foreign conformity assessment services are recognized when an international law agreement.

Art. 23 k federal Service of the federal Council conformity assessment may establish a service of independent assessment of the OFT. It shall be accredited in Switzerland.

Art. 23l data. the OFT is empowered to identify relevant data for interoperability, to treat them and publish them with the railway companies.

Section 8 crossings between public roads and the railroad art. 24 leave school, moving and changing between roads or public or private railways and railway crossings are subject to the approval of the OFT. The art. 18-18i and 18 m are applicable.
Crossings with public roads assigned to common usage must be approved if, during and after their establishment, security measures and facilities ensure unhindered continuity of railway and crossings do not impede development projected railway facilities.
New crossings with public roads are expected to be established in the form of higher or lower passages. On the proposal of the authorities concerned, the OFT, in the procedure for approval of the plans, should consult with experts in construction and road traffic.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
New content of the sentence according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).

Art. 25 fee when a cross must be established between a new path of railway serving the public traffic and a public road or between a new public road and the railway, the owner of the new communication channel will bear the costs of the entire installation instead of the cross.
The use of the field road or rail at the point of intersection must be transferred free of charge.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 26 amendments to the crosses existing when a crossing must be replaced by a passage less or greater than or deleted as a result of the displacement of the road, all changes to the rail and road facilities costs will be borne by: a. the railway company, if the change is caused mainly by the needs of rail traffic; b. the owner of the road If the change is caused mainly by the needs of road traffic.


In all other cases of changes to a cross, including the adaptation and development of security installations, the railway company and the owner of the road will share expenses associated with the set of changes to the railway or road where they are due to the development of traffic through one or the other means of communication.
Art. 25, al. 2, is applicable.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 27 participation rate of benefits in all cases, each party will participate in the expenses insofar as it derives benefits from the change of facilities.
If one of the present parts of the special requirements in the interest of sustainable improvement of its own facilities or their later development, it will have to bear alone costs resulting at the crossover point.

Art. 28 new roads private art. 25 applies by analogy to the crossings of railways with new private paths. The railway company may request advance fees or securities as well as fair compensation for the use of the area of the railroad.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 29 common provision art. 25 to 28 shall apply by analogy to the construction for maintenance or renewal fees, as well as all permanent or temporary measures taken at the crossings to prevent accidents, as well as the costs incurred by the service facilities established for this purpose.

Art. 30 crossings of other railways the art. 24 to 27, as well as art. 29, apply by analogy to the crossings of railways between them.

Art. 31 crosses with other facilities art. 24 applies by analogy to the crossings of railways with waters, public or private, or of yarding, pipes and piping transmission facilities and other similar facilities.
The costs of construction, maintenance and renewal due to the construction of a new crossing or the modification of an existing crossing, as well as caused by temporary or permanent to avoid damage instead of crossing, charges to be paid by the person undertaking the work. The railway company can claim fair compensation for the use of rail for the establishment of private facilities. The art. 25, al. 2, and 26, al. 3, shall apply by analogy to crossings with public facilities.
Are reserved the provisions of federal legislation concerning the meeting of electrical installations.

Art. 32 the art costs otherwise. 25 to 31 do not apply insofar as stakeholders have concluded or conclude agreements adjusting the distribution of the costs differently.

Section 8aFrais provision of services intervention art. 32A infrastructure managers participate in the costs through the provision of response services insofar as these provide benefits for the procedure on the railway facilities.
They conclude agreements on payments and management fees with the cantons concerned.
DETEC sets including benefits that may include preparation of the missions of the emergency services and the method of calculation of the costs of provision.

Section 9 Collaboration between railway art. 33Gares connection when infrastructure of several railway companies have the same distance and the same technical standards and they meet, companies designate which built and operates the railway node.
The limit property and operating the infrastructure of both companies is generally outside the railway node itself. The companies concerned put it in such a way that it is possible to clearly delineate responsibilities.
The construction and operation of the railway node should not disadvantage the traffic coming from or destined for the adjacent infrastructure compared to the traffic originating or destined for own infrastructure.
Companies write an agreement on reciprocal benefits for the operation of the railway node and adjacent sections.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 34Raccordement technical and operating any railway undertaking is required, both from the technical point of view from that of exploitation, to the connection of its infrastructure with another railway so that: a. passengers to change trains without difficulty to move one rail line to another; b. rolling can move without difficulty of one railway line to another of the same gauge; c. the connection to the transshipment facilities or to the pits for trucks and trucks carriers is possible in case of different gauge of track.

Companies settle in a written agreement the common use of the buildings, facilities and equipment as well as reciprocal benefits that are not network access.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 35Raccordement with other public transport companies art. 34, al. 1, let. a, and 2, applies by analogy to the connection between the railways and other public transport companies.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 36Prise in charge of tasks of higher order when a company takes in charge of exploitation or development of infrastructure of higher order tasks, she fixed tasks, consultation, and the distribution of costs by a written contract between all the companies who manage rail infrastructure. If the companies fail to reach an agreement, the OFT slice.
If during development, including in the definition of standards, it is necessary to consult rail transport companies, all the undertakings concerned must be consulted without discrimination.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 37 repealed by no I of the Federal Act of 20 March 1998, with effect from Jan 1. 1999 (RO 1998 2835; FF 1997 I 853).

Section 10 Interruption of exploitation art. 38...

The company that finds or cause an interruption of the operation must immediately inform the other undertakings concerned and agree with them the measures to be taken. Except cases of force majeure, the regular passenger transport must be maintained by diverting the traffic or by using other means of transport.
The railroads that provide exclusively or primarily the local passenger service or who, under the terms of their concession, do not have an obligation to ensure their operation throughout the year are not required to organize an alternative service. It is during the suspensions of operations necessitated by the mandatory review of the facilities.

New content according to chapter I of the Federal Act of March 20, 1998, in force since Jan. 1. 1999 (RO 1998 2835; FF 1997 I 853).
Repealed by no II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, with effect from Jan 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Section 11 companies accessories art. 39. the railway undertaking which manages the infrastructure is allowed to install commercial ancillary businesses in the perimeter of the stations, as long as these companies meet the needs of the clientele of the railways.
The railway undertaking that ensures the traffic is allowed to install in ancillary businesses for commercial trains.
The services defined as accessories companies by the railway companies are not subject to the cantonal and communal provisions on hours of opening and closing. However, they are subject to the provisions of police in commercial, health and economic as well as the regulations on work reports declared mandatory by the competent authorities.
Disputes between tenants of surfaces allocated to ancillary businesses and the rail company under the civil jurisdiction.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
Introduced by section 2 of the schedule to the Federal Act on Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).

Section 12 the OFT litigation skills


Art. 40...

After hearing the interested parties, the OFT rule disputes on the following questions: a. railway construction and operating requirements (art. 18 and 18 m); b. measures to be taken to ensure the safety of construction and exploitation of the railways as well as the protection of people and things (art. 19, para. 1, 21 al. 1: 24) , 30, 31, al. 1, and 32 a); (c) installation and operation of electrical and radio signaling devices and telecommunications (art. 22); d. refusal to lend itself to the connection or hindrance to it (art. 33 to 35); e. need to install ancillary services and opening hours of these (art. 39).

It also decides on disputes on the application of the provisions of this chapter concerning the costs and their distribution as well as allowances (art. 19, para. 2, 21, para. 2, and 25 to 35).

New content according to chapter I of the Federal Act of March 20, 1998, in force since Jan. 1. 1999 (RO 1998 2835; FF 1997 I 853).
Repealed by no I 4 of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, with effect from July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).
New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
New content according to section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221).
New content according to section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).
New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Section 12A art. Arbitration Commission 40aOrganisation. the federal Council shall establish an Arbitration Board in the field of railways (RACO), made up of five to seven members; He appoints the president and vice-president. Members must be independent experts. They may not be used in a railway company or belong to one of its organs.
In its decisions, the RACO is subject to any directive of the federal Council and DETEC. It is independent of the administrative authorities. It has its own secretariat.
She enacts a regulation to its organisation and its management, subject to the approval of the federal Council.

Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 20 March 1998 (RO 1998 2835; FF 1997 I 853). New content according to chapter 75 of the annex to the Federal Act of 17 June 2005 on the TAF (RO 2006 2197; FF 2001-4000). New content according to section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Art. 40ataches the RACO adjudicates disputes regarding access to the network, network access agreements and the calculation of the royalty for the use of infrastructure.
It can launch investigations of office when she suspects that network access is prevented or that it is granted in a discriminatory way.
It shall rule by decision on the measures to be taken.
Infrastructure managers and companies with access to the network as well as the third-party access to the network are required to provide all the information necessary to its audits to the RACO and submit the required documents. The right to refuse to provide information is governed by art. 16 of the Federal Act of 20 December 1968 on administrative procedure.

Introduced by section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).
RS 172.021 Section 13responsabilite art. 40b principles the holder of a rail company says the damage if characteristic risks associated with the operation of the railroad have the effect that a human being is killed or injured or that injury is caused to a thing.
It is responsible for the damage caused: a. to things found in the custody of the traveller exclusively under the Act of March 20, 2009 on passenger transport; b. to something transported exclusively according to the law of December 19, 2008, on the carriage of goods.

Insofar as the liability covered by para. 2 is not set in the Act of 20 March 2009 on passenger or in the law of December 19, 2008, on the carriage of goods, only the provisions of the code of obligations in the field of contract law are applicable.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
RS 745.1 RS 742.41 RS 220 new content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 40 c exemption holder is released from liability if a fact which does it not due has contributed to cause the damage in a way so intense it must to be considered as the main cause.
Is including such a fact: a. force majeure; b. the serious fault of the injured party or a third party.

Art. 40 d infrastructure use the holder of a railway company that uses the infrastructure of another railway company is responsible for the damage caused to the injured.
It can be used against the owner of the company that operates the infrastructure when it is jointly responsible for the occurrence of the damage.
When the company that caused the damage cannot be determined, the owner of the company that operates the infrastructure is responsible.

Art. 40th Conventions any convention which exclude or restrict the liability arising from this Act is void.
Any agreement establishing a clearly insufficient compensation can be attacked in the year following its conclusion.

Art. 40F Application of the code of obligations unless this Act provides otherwise, the liability is governed by the provisions of the code of obligations concerning unlawful acts.

RS 220 Chapter 5 special benefits for public administrations art. 41 principle except contrary provisions of this Act and unless otherwise agreed between the parties concerned, the specific benefits businesses of railways for the Confederation, cantons, municipalities and other corporations of public law, as well as their institutions and services, give the right to compensation according to the generally accepted principles in trade.

Art. 42 national defence at the request of the federal Council, the railroad facilities, vehicles and the Park of rolling stock as a whole must be built, completed and kept ready at the service, in accordance with the needs of national defence military and economic. Art. 18 is applicable.
Confederation bear the costs of the measures required.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 43 military transport railroad companies are required, within the limits of their capacity, to run for the army and military administration transportation ordered by the competent military organs. Are reserved exceptions and restrictions decided by the federal Council.

If extraordinary security measures must be taken to execution of military transport, the costs will be borne by the Confederation.

Repealed by art. 53 section 4 of the Federal Act of 4 October. 1985 on public transport, with effect from Jan 1. 1987 (1986 1974 RO; 1983 II 187 FF).

Art. 44 responsibility of Confederation Confederation responds to companies in the railways of the damage cause them military transport when no fault is attributable to the company or to its staff.
Confederation responds to companies in railways, according to the rules of the civil law, for any damage cause them construction, existence, or use military installations and books lying on the area of the railroad or nearby.

Art. 45 repealed by no I of the Federal Act of 20 March 1998, with effect from Jan 1. 1999 (RO 1998 2835; FF 1997 I 853).

Art. 46 repealed by no 15 of the annex to the Federal Act of 18 March 2005 on customs, with effect from May 1, 2007 (RO 2007 1411; FF 2004 517).

Art. 47 public health federal legislation on the health of humans and animals, the pest control and trade of goods fixed benefits which railway companies to provide for its implementation. For these services, the companies are entitled to fair compensation.

Art. 48Litiges the OFT shall rule on disputes arising from the application of this chapter.

The OFT decisions may be appealed in accordance with the General provisions of the Federal procedure.

New content according to section 75 of the annex to the Federal Act of 17 June 2005 on the TAF, in force since Jan. 1. 2007 (RO 2006 2197; FF 2001-4000).

Chapter 5aamenagement of infrastructure art. 48a objectives the objectives of the development of the railway infrastructure: a. passenger transport: 1 improve connections to European metropolitan areas, 2 improve the connections between metropolitan spaces Swiss and coverage within these, 3 improve connections within the networks of Swiss cities and between these networks and centres of metropolitan areas, 4 develop regional traffic and settlement 5. improve the service to the tourist areas and mountain regions;

b. goods traffic: 1 transfer transalpine heavy traffic, 2. improving internal trafficking, import and export, 3 improve the availability of train paths.

Art. 48b strategic development program infrastructure is laid out gradually in a strategic development programme.
Strategic development program is updated at regular intervals by the Confederation in consultation with the cantons of different parts of planning and the railway companies concerned.
Every four years, the federal Council presents a report on the status of development, on the necessary changes of the strategic development program and on the next stage of development planned in the Federal Assembly.

Art. 48 c stages of development the various stages of development are the Federal decrees. These are subject to the referendum.
The measures provided for in the stages of development are based on a documented need and on a project to offer principled himself microeconomic and macroeconomic.
In his messages on the stages of development, the federal Council includes subsequent costs for the entire rail system.
At each stage of development, the quality of the services offered on the network outline must be maintained and the necessary appropriations for this purpose must be provided.

Art. 48 planning stages of development in his capacity as Manager of the process, the OFT coordinates and directs the steps of development planning. It takes into account the regional planning of the cantons and associates the railway companies concerned.
The cantons are responsible for regional planning. They define appropriate areas of planning. The railway undertakings concerned are associated as appropriate.

Art. 48th projects and realization of railway undertakings and measures third charges to make management of the railway infrastructure (company owners) measures develop projects, coordinated with the needs of maintenance and realize them.
They take into account permanently, according to the principle of optimization microeconomic and macroeconomic, rail technology, organizational improvement and progress the development of passenger as well as freight traffic.

Art. 48F implementation the Confederation agreements password conventions implementation of management measures with railway companies or corporate owners. These agreements specify measures relating to individual lines and nodes, benefits, costs and delays, the granting of financial resources and the organization.
Implementation agreements include maintenance work subordinate to landscaping.
DETEC passes conventions. The OFT can agree on minor modifications, including when they are technical or organizational.

Chapter 6Financement of the infrastructure Section 1generalites art. 49Principes subject to art. 9B, the Confederation shall meet the main share of the financing of the infrastructure.
The cantons are involved in infrastructure financing.
Are excluded from federal benefits under this Act, subject to art. 59, sections: a. which are intended for the capillary service; b. serving not inhabited year-round communities; c. that are used to send only low volumes of goods.

New content according to no II 3 of the Federal Act of 21 June 2013 on financing and the development of the railway infrastructure, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 651 RO; FF 2012 1371).

Art. 50Conditions the Confederation pays the companies meeting the following conditions: a. their accounts are presented in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9; b. accounts, subdivided into sectors, attest the costs not covered every sector; c. the regional passenger transport and, if applicable, rail infrastructure, are managed as separate areas.

The Confederation may grant concessions to foreign companies that exploit few lines in Switzerland.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 51Conventions on benefits the Confederation, represented by the OFT, and railway companies spend the quadrennial conventions on benefits. They fix in advance the range of services in the sector of infrastructure, compensation and loans provided based on the priorities of the Confederation of transport policy and projected accounts businesses.
The conventions on benefits include subordinate to maintenance work.
Compensation and loans are primarily intended to maintain infrastructure and adapt it to the needs of the traffic as well as the State of the art. Are particularly taken into account: a. an appropriate basic service; b. the objectives of regional policy, including the economic development of disadvantaged regions; c. the objectives in the planning of the territory and settlements policy; d. objectives under the protection of the environment.

New content according to no II 3 of the Federal Act of 21 June 2013 on financing and the development of the railway infrastructure, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 651 RO; FF 2012 1371).

Art. 51adifferends about agreements on benefits the DETEC statue in case of differences between the OFT and the railway undertakings at the conclusion or the execution of an agreement on benefits.
DETEC decisions may be appealed in accordance with the General provisions of the Federal procedure. Can be relied upon: a. the violation of federal law, including the excess or abuse of discretion; b. the incorrect or incomplete statement of the relevant facts.

Appeals against the decisions of the DETEC have no suspensive effect.

Introduced by no II 3 of the Federal Act of 21 June 2013 on financing and the development of the railway infrastructure, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 651 RO; FF 2012 1371).

Art. 51bFormes of financing the operation and maintenance of the railway infrastructure costs not covered planned exploitation and maintenance of rail infrastructure, including depreciation and investment no activatable costs give rise to the payment of compensation.
Investments that exceed depreciation and cash reserves are conditionally repayable interest-free loan. If depreciation exceeds the investments, there is conditionally repayable loans granted to the rail infrastructure fund provided for by the law of June 21, 2013 on the rail infrastructure fund or to compensate with other benefits of the Fund.
Conditionally repayable loans of Confederation can be converted into equity capital subject to the decisions required by the corporations law. The Confederation may waive the repayment of loans to participate in the consolidation of balance sheet necessary or if the canton also waive this reimbursement.

Introduced by no II 3 of the Federal Act of 21 June 2013 on financing and the development of the railway infrastructure, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 651 RO; FF 2012 1371).
SR 742.140 art. Rational 52Gestion the railway companies joining associations professional and industry organizations that allow them to gain more influence on the market.
The Confederation may force railway companies to launch tenders for large-scale transit.
After hearing the interested cantons, the Confederation can reduce the compensation requested during the ordering process by the rail company whose management is not rational.

New content according to no I 3 of the Federal Act of 19 June 2015 on the program of consolidation and review tasks 2014, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4747 RO; FF 2013 2014 8171, 757).

Art. 53 repealed by no II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, with effect from Jan 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 54


Repealed by no I 4 of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, with effect from July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Art. 55 repealed art. 56 repealed by no II 3 of the Federal Act of 21 June 2013 on financing and the development of the railway infrastructure, with effect from Jan 1. 2016 (2015 651 RO; FF 2012 1371).

Art. 57Participation of the cantons in financing the cantons pay a common contribution of 500 million francs a year to the rail infrastructure fund to the financing of infrastructure costs.
The participation of each canton is determined in proportion to the regional traffic services ordered the railway companies (train-kilometres and passenger-kilometres), according to the Intercantonal allocation key.
The federal Council shall regulate the terms by order, after hearing the cantons.

New content according to no II 3 of the Federal Act of 21 June 2013 on financing and the development of the railway infrastructure, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 651 RO; FF 2012 1371).

Section 2 funding of infrastructure art. 58credits of commitment the Federal Assembly shall decide by federal decree on commitment appropriations necessary for the realization of the stages of development referred to in art. 48 c. If the implementation of certain measures undergoes delays, the unused commitment appropriations for their achievement can be assigned to the realization of other measures which is planned by a federal decree.
The federal Council lays down the measures referred to in para. 2. new content according to no II 3 of the Federal Act of 21 June 2013 on financing and the development of the railway infrastructure, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 651 RO; FF 2012 1371).

Art. 58aFormes of funding the Federal Government makes available by the rail infrastructure fund resources to finance the measures in the form of conditionally repayable interest-free loans, and to lost Fund.
Implementation agreements referred to in art. 48F regulate the terms and conditions.

Introduced by no II 3 of the Federal Act of 21 June 2013 on financing and the development of the railway infrastructure, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 651 RO; FF 2012 1371).

Art. 58bFinancement of additional measures or substitution by other third parties, in particular the cantons, can fund additional or alternative measures when it is possible to integrate these measures into strategic development program.
Third parties are supported: a. for additional measures: the full costs; b. for alternative measures: the difference between the costs of the measures provided for by the Federal Government and what they have planned.

Third party participation should not result in additional costs for the Confederation, nor during the construction and during the operation phase.
The Confederation spends agreements with third parties and the railway companies. These agreements specify the benefits, costs and delays, the granting of financial resources as well as the organization.

Introduced by no II 3 of the Federal Act of 21 June 2013 on financing and the development of the railway infrastructure, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 651 RO; FF 2012 1371).

Art. prior 58cFinancement railway undertakings can spend, with the cantons concerned and third parties, conventions on prior financing of measures whose implementation or planning has been decided by the Federal Assembly. These agreements are subject to the approval of the OFT.

Introduced by no II 3 of the Federal Act of 21 June 2013 on financing and the development of the railway infrastructure, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 651 RO; FF 2012 1371).

Art. 58dDispositions of execution the DETEC enacts implementing provisions relating to the control of benefits, costs, finance and deadlines of the approved measures.

Introduced by no II 3 of the Federal Act of 21 June 2013 on financing and the development of the railway infrastructure, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 651 RO; FF 2012 1371).

Art. 58eRapports the federal Council must report annually to the Federal Assembly on financing of rail infrastructure carrying including management on: a. the status and continuation of the work; (b) expenditures made in respect of commitment appropriations allocated.

Introduced by no II 3 of the Federal Act of 21 June 2013 on financing and the development of the railway infrastructure, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 651 RO; FF 2012 1371).

Chapter 7 disaster relief large natural art. 59. in the case of serious damage caused by natural forces, the Confederation may grant to the railway companies of financial assistance for the rehabilitation or replacement of facilities damaged or demolished, as well as the work of clearing.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 60 and 61 repealed by section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, with effect from Jan 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. Formerly art 61 a. 60 a. introduced by section 16 of the annex to the Federal Act of Oct. 5. 1990 on subsidies (RO 1991 857; 1987 I 369 FF). Repealed by no II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, with effect from Jan 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Chapter 8separation of the sector of transport and Art. infrastructure sector 62 delimitation of infrastructure infrastructure includes all buildings, facilities and equipment that must be used in common for access to the network, including: a. channels; b. supply systems running, including substations and the current rectifiers; c. Security installations; d. reception facilities e. public loading facilities; f. marshalling yards including motor vehicles to manoeuvre; g. service buildings and facilities maintenance and exploitation of the infrastructure referred to the let. a to f.

Infrastructure may also include constructions, equipment and facilities related to the operation of the infrastructure, but are not the subject of access to the network. It is, including: a. facilities for daily rolling stock maintenance; b. of power plants and transmission lines; c. sale facilities d. premises of the ancillary businesses; e. local businesses of rail transport service; f. function housing; g. for locomotives operating outside the railroad yards.

The provision of freight and passenger transport services is not part of the infrastructure sector.

Art. 63 operation of infrastructure operation and maintenance of buildings, installations and equipment referred to in art. 62 are also part of the infrastructure sector.

Art. 64 organization the railway undertaking must separate infrastructure, in terms of the Organization, from the rest of the company, and make it independent. The OFT can release this duty narrow gauge railways and small businesses.
Infrastructure referred to in art. 62, al. 2, as well as service delivery is related, in terms of the Organization, can be separated from the infrastructure. Their costs must be charged in full to the beneficiaries.

Art. 65. tax infrastructure referred to in art. 62, al. 1 and 2, are exempt from real estate tax, communal and cantonal.

Chapter 9 accounting art. 66Principes subject to the provisions of this Act, the accounting of the railway companies is governed by section 7 of the Act of March 20, 2009 on passenger transport.
The rail company separates the infrastructure of other activities sector in the balance sheet and capital accounts.
It establishes an account for the infrastructure sector in the profit and loss accounts.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
RS 745.1 art. 67Utilisation of profits and remuneration of own capital distribution profits and remuneration of own capital funds charged to the income statement of the infrastructure sector are not allowed. The benefit must always be assigned to the special reserve for overdrafts in the infrastructure sector.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 68 and 69 repealed by section I of the Federal Act of 24 March 1995, with effect from Jan 1. 1996 (RO 1995 3680; FF 1994 I 485).

Art. 70 to 72 repealed by section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, with effect from Jan 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 73 repealed by no I of the Federal Act of 24 March 1995, with effect from Jan 1. 1996 (RO 1995 3680; FF 1994 I 485).

Art. 74


Repealed by no II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, with effect from Jan 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Chapter 10 right of purchase of community art. 75Droit of purchase in the national interest if it considers that the national interest requires it, the Confederation can acquire at book value the infrastructure of the rail company holder of a concession. Loans granted to the company by the Confederation are deducted from the purchase price.
The right to purchase, according to para. 1 also belongs to the cantons and the communes to which it is reserved under the concession. If the cantons or communes have acquired a rail infrastructure, Confederation may require it be transferred him to the conditions provided by this Act.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 76 to 78 repealed by section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, with effect from Jan 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 79Contestations the OFT adjudicates disputes relating to the determination of the purchase price.

New content according to section 15 of the annex to the Feb 3 O. 1993 on the authorities whose decisions may be referred to the TF or federal court of insurance, in effect since Jan. 1. 1994 (RO 1993 901).

Chapter 11activites involving security in the railway field art. 80 examination of the ability to exercise a decisive function for safety the federal Council may prescribe that: a. persons who exercise a decisive function for safety in the rail sector must undergo a theoretical and practical examination. It may provide for the issuance of a permit after the success in the examination; b. people in training for the exercise of an activity referred to in the let. a must hold a permit issued by the FOT; c. persons engaged in an activity referred to in the let. has or in training in order to perform such an activity must meet personal and professional requirements determined. the federal Council may also provide psychological and medical examinations to determine if the personal requirements are met.

New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).

Art. 81 inability to service anyone who is not in condition to provide the physical effort and mental necessary because he is under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or drugs or for any other reason, is unfit for duty and cannot Meanwhile engage in any activity involving security in the railway field.

New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).

Art. 82 finding of inability to service people who exercise a decisive function for safety in the rail sector may be subject to a breathalyzer test.
When the person concerned gives signs of inability to service and that these are not or only partially by the influence of alcohol, may be subject to other pre-launch tests, including urinalysis, saliva, sweat, hair, and nails.
It is necessary to order blood tests in the following cases: a. signs of inability to service are apparent; b. the person refuses to submit to the breathalyzer is subtracted or does fail.

When major reasons require it, blood test can be done against the will of the person suspected of failure to provide the service. Other means of evidence are reserved.

New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).
New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).
New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).
New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).

Art. 83 the licence if a person who exercises a decisive activity for safety in the rail sector is in a condition that excludes the exercise of the activity safely, the activity must he be banned as long as necessary. In addition, his license must be confiscated.
The confiscated permit must be immediately returned to the authority which was established; It shall rule without delay on the withdrawal. Until his decision, the confiscation of the permit has value of withdrawal.

Art. 83aCommunications to foreign authorities the OFT informed the competent foreign authority of the following measures: a. prohibition on a person within a foreign company a crucial activity for safety in the rail sector, to exercise this activity; b. confiscation of a valid foreign licence in Switzerland; (c) cancellation of the validity in Switzerland of a foreign licence.

The withdrawn permit are issued without delay to the competent foreign authority.

Introduced by section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Art. 84 skills have jurisdiction to order and carry out the measures referred to in art. 82 and 83: a. persons or business units designated by the railway undertakings; b. the authorities declared competent by the cantons; c. the OFT; d. the police transport if it is mandated by the relevant bodies according to the let. a to c.

Art. 85. the federal Council implementing provisions: a. determine the concentration of alcohol in the blood from which, independently of other evidence and individual resistance to alcohol, the incapactie to service the terms of art. 81 is presumed (intoxicated) and concentration from which it is characterized; b. may determine the concentration of other substances decreasing the ability to service from which, independently of other evidence and individual resistance, the inability to provide the service under the terms of art. 81 is presumed; c. issues regulations on pre-testing (art. 82, al. 2), the procedure for the breathalyzer and blood taking, evaluation of these tests and further medical examination of the person presumed unable to service; d. may prescribe, to see a trauma reducing the ability to provide the service to a person, the levies referred to in art. 82, al. 2 and 3, be the subject of analysis; e. determines the personal, technical and organizational requirements to satisfy the people and business units referred to in art. 84, let. a. it defines the defining activities for safety in the rail sector.

New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).
New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).
New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).
New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).

Chapter 12 provisions and administrative measures art. 86Contraventions is punished with a fine anyone who enters or intentionally flows through an area of rail operations without authorization or disturb a somehow.
Is punished, upon complaint, a fine who, intentionally or by negligence, contravenes the duty of care (art. 17, al. 4) or to its obligation to report (art. 14, para. 1) or collaborate (art. 14, para. 2).
The federal Council may declare punishable offences to the enforcement provisions or the requirements of use.

New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).

Art. 86aInfractions to the provisions on the construction and operation will be punished with a custodial sentence of more than three years or a monetary penalty anyone intentionally: a. perform or execute a construction project without the approval of the plans prescribed by art. 18 or disregarding conditions, charges or requirements resulting from the proceedings; (b) puts or put in operation an installation or a vehicle without owning the operating licence required by art. 18W, 23 c or 23d or without complying with the conditions, the charges or the requirements of the operating licence; c. contravene a concession granted on the basis of this Act; d. and e... .f. records, maintains, uses, or publishes video signals in violation of art. 16b; g....

If the author acts negligently, shall be punished for a monetary penalty of 180 days-fine at most.

Introduced by section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

New content according to section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).
New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).
Repealed by section 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. with effect from Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).
Introduced by Annex to the Federal Act of 1 October. 2010 (2011 1119 RO; FF 2009 4405). Repealed by section 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. with effect from Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).
Introduced by section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).

Art. 87Exercice of a crucial activity for security in a State of inability to service anyone who has drunk a crucial activity for security in the rail sector is punished with a fine. The punishment is a custodial sentence of more than three years or a fine if the concentration of alcohol in the blood is characterized.
Anyone who is unfit for duty within the meaning of art. 81, because he is under the influence of narcotics or drugs or for other reasons, and in this state an activity crucial for safety in the rail sector is punished with a custodial sentence of more than three years or a monetary penalty.
All superior who intentionally causes one of the acts referred to in paras. 1 and 2 or does not do everything possible to prevent it is punished by the same penalties.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).

Art. 87aEntrave measures of establishing incapacity to service anyone who has a crucial activity for security in the railway field and opposed or evades a taking a breathalyzer test, blood or any other preliminary review governed by the federal Council, these measures being ordered or to be in all likelihood, or opposes or is evading an additional medical examination , or impede one or both of these measures will be punished with a custodial sentence of more than three years or a monetary penalty.
All superior who intentionally causes one of the acts referred to in para. 1 or does not do everything possible to prevent it is punished by the same penalties.

Introduced by section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).

Art. 87bExercice of a crucial activity for security without enabling anyone who intentionally exerts a crucial activity for safety in the rail sector, although the documents enabling there have been refused or withdrawn or that these documents have been cancelled, is punished with a custodial sentence of more than three years or a monetary penalty if the author is negligent He is punished with a penalty of 180 days-fine at most.
All superior who intentionally causes one of the acts referred to in para. 1 or does not do everything possible to prevent it is punished by the same penalties.

Introduced by section 2 of the schedule to the Federal Act on Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).

Art. 88Poursuite of office punishable acts under the criminal code are prosecuted automatically when they are committed against employees of licensed railway companies within the meaning of art. 5 in the exercise of their functions.

New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).
RS 311.0 art. 88acompetence the pursuit of infringements of the provisions of this chapter is the responsibility of the cantons.


Introduced by section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
Repealed by no 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. with effect from Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).

Art. Administrative 89Mesures the OFT can remove permissions, permits or certificates, temporarily or permanently, or restrict the validity: a. where there is breach of this Act or its implementing provisions; b. when restrictions or charges related to the granting of the authorization, permit or certificate are not observed.

It removes the permissions, permits or certificates when the legal conditions of their granting are no longer met.
Employees, contractors, or members of the bodies of a dealer railway company within the meaning of art. 5 this Act or having a concession or authorization to the senses of the art. 6 to 8 of the Act of March 20, 2009 on passenger transport which, in the exercise of their functions, have led repeatedly to well-founded complaints must be relieved of these duties as required by the OFT.
The measures referred to in paras. 1 to 3 can be pronounced independently of the opening and the outcome of criminal proceedings.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
RS 745.1 art. 89aObligation to announce the criminal and police authorities report to the competent authorities all offences that could result in a measure referred to in art. 89. introduced by section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
New content according to point 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).

Art. 89bdecisions of the RACO anyone, intentionally, contravenes a consensual regulation, a decision the RACO aggressive entry or to a judgment of a Court of appeal is punished with a fine of 100,000 francs at most.
Anyone who, intentionally, contravenes a decision of the RACO concerning the obligation to provide information (art. 40, para. 4) is punished with a fine of 20,000 francs at most.
The RACO continues and judge violations in this article. The Federal law of March 22, 1974 on administrative penal law is applicable.

Introduced by section 4 I of the Federal Act of 16 March 2012 on the second part of the reform of the railways 2, in force since July 1. 2013 (RO 5619 2012, 2013 1603; FF 2011 857).
RS 313.0 art. 90 repealed by no I of the Federal Act of 20 March 1998, with effect from Jan 1. 1999 (RO 1998 2835; FF 1997 I 853).

Chapter 13 provisions final art. 91 validity of old concessions concessions, which are contrary to this Act, provisions are repealed; It is similarly to those related to the traction system, the number of channels and the trains put in service a day, the speeds of trains, the transport of hand luggage and the reduction or recovery of taxes according to the net profit.
The provisions of the concessions, that relate to the acquisition, remain in force until the expiry of the duration of such concessions.
Unless otherwise directed by the concession granted before 1999, the latter is valid until its expiration as well regarding the construction and operation of infrastructure for the regular passenger traffic within the meaning of art. 6 of the Act of March 20, 2009 on passenger transport.
Infrastructure concessions granted before the entry into force of this provision are deemed of public interest within the meaning of art. 6, al. 1, let. a, of this law when they receive allowances in respect of infrastructure.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
RS 745.1 introduced by section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).
Introduced by section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 92 repealed by no I of the Federal Act of 20 March 1998, with effect from Jan 1. 1999 (RO 1998 2835; FF 1997 I 853).

Art. 93 forced liquidation and settlement after the cancellation of the concession when the concession is cancelled pursuant to art. 8 of this Act, the forced liquidation of the railway undertaking takes place according to the provisions of the Federal law of April 11, 1889, on debt collection and bankruptcy. However, goods made up pledge in accordance with art. 9 of the Federal law of September 25, 1917, the constitution of man on railway and navigation companies and the liquidation of these companies are made and distributed according to the provisions of this Act. In addition, art. 15 of this law shall apply.

It is the same for the concordat. Applicable is the art. 52, Nos. 1 and 3 to 7, of the Act of September 25, 1917, for the condition of pledges of railway and navigation companies and the liquidation of these companies.

RS 281.1 RS 742.211 new content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 94 repealed by no II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, with effect from Jan 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 95Application of rail legislation to other companies if it appears appropriate to unify the law applicable to the different transport companies, the federal Council is allowed to extend the application of the provisions of this Act or other laws relating to the railways to transport services operated in addition to or in replacement of the railroad, by it or by other companies.

New content according to section II 13 of the Federal Act of 20 March 2009 on the reform of the railways 2, in force since Jan. 1. 2010 (2009 5597 RO; FF 2005 2269, 2007 2517).

Art. 96 repealing clause are repealed all provisions that are contrary to this Act, including: 1. the Federal law of December 23, 1872, concerning the establishment and operation of the railroad on the territory of the suisse.2 Confederation. The Federal law of June 28, 1889, on pension relief from the railways of iron and vapeur.3 boats. The Federal law of June 28, 1895 concerning the right to vote of the shareholders of the railway companies and the participation of the State in the administration of these dernieres.4. The Federal law of March 27, 1896, on the paths of fer.5 accounting. The Federal law of December 21, 1899, on the establishment and operation of secondary railways, subject to art. 92 of the present loi.6. The Federal law of June 18, 1914, about fees to pay for concessions of transport.7 companies. Art. 111, let. c to e of the Federal law of judicial organization of 16 December 1943.8. Art. 9 and the last sentence of art. 11 of the Act of February 18, 1878, on the course of fer.9 police. Art. 17, al. 1, of the Federal law of March 29, 1950 on trolleybus.10 companies. The federal decree of December 23, 1904, giving power to the federal Council to authorize changes to the operating system of the fer.11 railways. The federal decree of 14 December 1921 concerning the calculation of the net proceeds of the railways private, subject to art. 92 of the present loi.12. The federal decree of June 21, 1907, applying to shipping companies awarded federal legislation on expropriation for public utility cause.

Are repealed the following legislative acts, subject to the rights and claims arising therefrom to the Confederation, the cantons, municipalities and individuals: 13. The Federal law of October 2, 1919 concerning the financial support to be granted to the railways and private shipping companies eager to introduce the electrique.14 traction. The Federal law of April 6, 1939, on helping the private railways and of navigation.15. The Federal law of December 21, 1949, supplementing the law on assistance to the private railway and navigation.16. The federal decree of June 18, 1907, with a grant of five million francs in the canton of Graubünden to the construction of lines of railway Bevers to Schuls and Ilanz to Disentis.17. The federal decree of December 18, 1918, on the aid to the transport companies in souffrance.18. The federal decree of October 22, 1937, providing support for the private railway and navigation whose exploitation is compromised by the crisis.



[7-3 RS; RO 1949 I 569 art. 55 let. [b] [RS 8 597] [RS 7 219] [RS 7 222] [RS 7 118; RO 1949 500 art. 55 let. 1997 2465 appendix c. 17 c. RO 1998 2835 ch. II al. 1] [RS 7 987] [RS 3 521] [RS 7-27; RO 1958 341 art. 96 al. 1 ch. 8 and al. 3, 1986 1974 art. 53 ch. 5, 2010 1881 annex 1 c. II 23. RO 2011 3961 art. 11 al. 1] RS 744.21 [7 31 RS] [RS 7 236; RO 1958 341 art. 96 al. 1 c. 11. RO 2003 210 HP. I 13] [RS 7 393 pm] [RS 7 243] [RS 7 248; RO 1950 I 367 art. 1 and 2] [RO 1950 I 367] [RS 7 242 pm] [RS 7 246] [RS 7 247] mod. can be found at the RO 1958 341.

Art. 97 coming into force and execution the federal Council fixes the date of the entry into force of this Act and stop the performance requirements. The cantons issue implementing provisions required for tasks conferred upon them by the Act.

Sentence introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act of 24 March 1995, in force since Jan. 1. 1996 (RO 1995 3680; FF 1994 I 485).

Transitional provisions of the amendment of 24 March 1995 final provisions of the amendment of March 20, 1998 final provisions of the amendment of June 18, 1999 transitional provision of the amendment of March 20, 2009 transitional provision relating to the modification of 16 March 2012 the federal Council sets the date up to which a company can prove that a subsystem within the meaning of art. 23 c meets the essential requirements in another way than by certificates of conformity issued by conformity assessment services.

Annex introduced by section I 9 of the Federal Act of 18 June 1999 on the coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures, in force since Jan. 1. 2000 (RO 1999 3071; FF 1998 2221). Repealed by section 2 of the annex to the LF Sept. 26. with effect from Jan. 1, 2014. 2016 (2015 3205 RO; FF 2013 6441).

Status January 1, 2016

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