Employees

as at 31.12.13

BLS AG    
- Passenger Transport Division (trains, buses and ships)
360
 
- Infrastructure
776
 
- Operating
1’383
 
- Management Services
223
 
Total
2’742
BLS Cargo AG
79
 
BLS Cargo Italia s.r.l.
18
 
BLS Cargo Deutschland
8
 
Busland AG
112
 
BLS Group
2’957

Number of employees excluding temporary staff and staff paid on an hourly basis; as at 31.12.2013.

Gender structure: men = 84.14%; women = 15.86%
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

2013 Group finances in 1000 CHF

Operating expenditure 954 161
Operating income 692 660
Depreciations 240 045
Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT)   21 456
Earnings before taxes (EBT)     9 815
Group profit     3 298

Share capital in per cent

Swiss Confederation 21,70 %
Canton of Berne 55,75 %
Non-voting shares   7,91 %
Private individuals and legal entities   6,12 %
Other cantons and communities   8,52 %

Development of transport and infrastructure in 2012

Passenger transport (in million passengers)  
Regional rail and bus transport 57,9
Ship 1,0
Total 58.9
Car transport (in million transported vehicles)  
Kandersteg–Goppenstein 1,26
Freight (million net tonne kilometres)  
  3492
Infrastructure (In million gross tonnes)  
Transit freight on the Lötschberg axis 25,4
Energy consumption traction current  
in million kWh 161.1

Locomotives and traction cars

In commercial use

Qty. Designation Weight t Power kW Vmax. km/h
  4 Re 420 80 4700 140
32 Re 425 80 4980 140
  2 Re 456 68 3000 130
18 Re 465 84 6400 230
20 Re 485 84 5600 140
10 Re 486 85 5600 140
21 RABe515 «MUTZ» 211 4000 160
23 RABe 525 «NINA», 3-teilig 79 1000 140
13 RABe 525 «NINA», 4-teilig 96 1000 140
25 RABe 535 «Lötschberger» 105 1000 160
34 RBDe 565/566 II 69/71 1650 125
 4 RBDe 566 I 69 1475 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
5 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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