Statutes of the interest group SwissMetro-NG

The interest group SwissMetro-NG is a politically neutral nonprofit organization (founded in 2017). Its purpose is to promote a high-speed transport system in Switzerland based on technologies developed by Swissmetro (Rodolphe Nieth, EPFL and ETHZ) and VacTrain (Swiss Transportation Research Institute). Statutes 25.08.2017

Objective of the interest group

The aim of the interest group is first of all a feasibility study resp. an update of the SwissMetro main study of 31 May 1999. Due to the changed framework conditions (completion of Rail 2000, Gotthard-Alptransit and other national infrastructure projects, interest rate development, gridlocks on the motorways and railway networks, CO2 law, new technical developments, etc.) a reassessment of the project is indicated.

The aim of the community of interests is also to attract interested parties to set up a public limited company for the planning, construction and operation of SwissMetro-NG in Switzerland. This is analogous to the Swissmetro AG (see Swissmetro Main Report 1994-1998: Financing (D)).