From Geneva to Berne in 12 Minutes!
SwissMetro-NG is a politically neutral non-profit association (NG = New Generation)
The SwissMetro-NG association is currently being reorganized. Niccolò Salvioni, lawyer and notary from Locarno (TI), son of Dr. Sergio Salvioni, former Swiss Senator for the Canton of Ticino and president of the original Swissmetro Ltd, is currently working to ensure that the association reflects Switzerland's linguistic, regional, cultural, political and entrepreneurial diversity and strength. The idea would be to develop a collegial leadership structure for the SwissMetro-NG project association that expands, reflects and incorporates these country-specific Swiss sensibilities and innovation capabilities.
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A Vision for Switzerland
The aim of our association is a modern sustainable ultra-fast transportation system, which will unburden the existing railways and highways and also fulfil the requirements of the 21st Century (CO2, energy efficiency, sustainability, etc.). It is about connecting the urban centres without diminishing the charm and beauty of the picturesque landscapes and the historical cities of Switzerland. SwissMetro-NG eliminates the resistances instead of fighting them by burning more and more fuel. Ultra-fast (supersonic) speeds become possible, sustainable and economically feasible.
Congestion and disruptions are increasing
Our Roads and Railways are already overwhelmed. This causes unacceptable economical losses due to traffic jams on the roads as well as disruptions and delays on the railway networks.
Is „More of the same“ the Solution?
Grandiose and expensive expansion-plans are being developed to eliminate the capacity-bottlenecks of the roads and railways. They are not being criticised here. Nevertheless, we ask: do we want more of the same?
Our space is limited
Not only the infrastructure, but also the use of our landscape is reaching its limits. More transportation infrastructure is not tolerable. Adequate Space must remain reserved for living, livelihoods and relaxation.
The Solution: SwissMetro-NG
SwissMetro-NG is sustainable, clean, fast, quiet and environmentally friendly. The vehicles drive in an underground vacuum-tunnel. Very high speeds and an extremely high energy-efficiency are attained by eliminating the resistances. The network can be extended step by step.
Variant 1: The first network connects the most important cities with single tracks (thin lines)
Variant 2: Network with dual tracks on the main lines (thick Lines) and single tracks to connect the South.
Variant 3: The network can be extended at any time to include additional regions and to increase the capacity. (single track = thin lines, double track = thick lines)
A new feasability study is needed!
Thinking today about tomorrow
Promoting a Distributed Concentration
Reasons for a new feasibility study
Mobility is a part of the problem in Switzerland and the world. SwissMetro-NG will be a significant part of the solution. The Mobility is dependent on infrastructures, for which the planning and implementation needs a lot of time and governmental participation.„Gouverner, c’est prévoir“ (“Governing means looking ahead”) applies here in a very special mass. We must begin today to lead Switzerland on a path to a CO2-neutral and sustainable future.
The existing cities and agglomerations should be efficiently connected and consolidated within the scope of our urban and regional planning. The free and undeveloped landscape can be protected in this way. SwissMetro-NG is completely underground and does not impact the landscape in any way. It does not require any expropriations and it is not visible during and after the construction.
The Swissmetro-studies of the former Swissmetro Ltd. of 1999, which were done by the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (EPFL, ETHZ) and Swiss engineering and industrial companies, only need to be updated. The influence of new technologies in the field of Mobility must be clarified and integrated according to the resolutions of the Swiss Federal Council on the development-steps 2035. The basis for a new feasibility study for SwissMetro-NG is thus already on hand.