Employees

as at 31.12.12

BLS AG    
- Passenger Transport Division (trains, buses and ships)
285
 
- Infrastructure
742
 
- Operating
1403
 
- Management Services
211
 
Total
2641
BLS Cargo AG
79
 
BLS Cargo Italia s.r.l.
18
 
BLS Cargo Deutschland
8
 
Busland AG
105
 
BLS Group
2851

Number of employees excluding temporary staff and staff paid on an hourly basis; as at 31.12.2012. There are an additional 143 staff paid on an hourly basis, sharing some 33 full-time jobs.

Gender structure: men = 83,5%; women = 16,5%
Nationalities: 20

Route network

Network length under operational control 520 km
Network length owned by BLS AG 436 km
Line network 700 km
Cargo: operational network >1000 km

2012 Group finances in 1000 CHF

Operating expenditure 914 987
Operating income 691 637
Depreciations 223 350
Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT)   14 955
Earnings before taxes (EBT)     2 879
Group profit     2 097

Share capital in per cent

Swiss Confederation 21,70 %
Canton of Berne 55,75 %
Non-voting shares   7,59 %
Private individuals and legal entities   6,36 %
Other cantons and communities   8,60 %

Development of transport and infrastructure in 2012

Passenger transport (in million passengers)  
Regional rail and bus transport 57,2
Ship 1,0
Total 58.2
Car transport (in million transported vehicles)  
Kandersteg–Goppenstein 1,25
Freight (million net tonne kilometres)  
  3312,6
Infrastructure (million gross tonne kilometres)  
Transit freight on the Lötschberg axis 1698.0
Energy consumption traction current  
in million kWh 165,2

Locomotives and traction cars

In commercial use

Qty. Designation Weight t Power kW Vmax. km/h
  4 Re 420 80 4700 140
33 Re 425 80 4980 140
  2 Re 456 (leased) 68 3000 130
18 Re 465 84 6400 230
20 Re 485 84 5600 140
10 Re 486 85 5600 140
10* RABe515 «MUTZ» 211 4000 160
23 RABe 525 «NINA», 3-teilig 79 1000 140
13 RABe 525 «NINA», 4-teilig 96 1000 140
13 RABe 526 «GTW», 3-teilig 84 1100 140
25 RABe 535 «Lötschberger» 105 1000 160
21 RBDe 565 69 1650 125
  8 RBDe 566 I 69 1475 125
13 RBDe 566 II 71 1650 125

Historic vehicles

Qty. Designation Commissioned
1 Ed 3/3 (GTB 3) (Steam locomotive) 1900
1 Ec 4/5 (SMB 11) (Steam locomotive) 1911
1 Ce 4/6 (Nr. 307) 1920
1 Ce 4/4 (Nr. 312) 1920
1 Be 4/4 (Nr. 102) 1932
1 Ae 6/8 (Nr. 205) 1939
1 BDe 4/6 (Nr. 736) 1938
2 Ae 4/4 (Nrn. 251/258) 1944/1955
2 Ae 8/8 (Nrn. 273/275) 1952/1963
1 Be 4/4 (Nr. 761) 1953

Infrastructure vehicles

Qty. Designation Weight t Power kW Vmax. km/h
4 Am 843 (501-504) 80 1500 100
14 automotive maintenance vehicles XTmas 25-44 (1)   60
2 Tem 225 (56-57) 30 180 75
6 Tm 235 (79...89) 19 175 75
4 Tm 235 (091-094) 40 2x350 80
3 Tm 235 (095-097) 29 350 80
1 Tm 235 (100) 38 550 75
5 Tm 234 (380-384) 30 550 80
14 Tm 235 (201-214) 37/38 2x330 100
2 Service wagon Xas (502–503) 90 126 10
1 Fire-fighting and rescue train (2) XTmas/Xans 282 (3) 6x315 100

(1) Payload
(2) Consisting of 2 rescue vehicles, 1 fire-fighting vehicle and 1 equipment vehicle
(3) Overall service weight



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