Schweizerische Südostbahn AG becomes new member of the Alpine Mobility Association
July 13, 2021
The Alpine Mobility Association develops and provides sustainable mobility offers for locals, employees and guests in the Gotthard region. Following Andermatt Swiss Alps and the mobility provider mybuxi, Schweizerische Südostbahn AG (SOB) has now also joined the association. Membership in Alpine Mobility is open to other interested parties.
Members of the Alpine Mobility Association can choose between four types of membership: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Dues vary in amount depending on the type, as does the degree of say and participation. The association does not pursue any commercial purposes and does not seek to make a profit. Members benefit in a number of ways, such as reduced fares, their own virtual bus stops and sharing in the operating result. They also get access to innovative, trend-setting projects in the mobility area or can actively help to design them. Alpine Mobility is also supported by the Municipality of Andermatt. The first project was launched on Saturday, July 3 – the pilot operation of mybuxi in the Andermatt region, the flexible complement to bus and train.
Expansion of the route network in the Gotthard region
Until now, SOB trains mainly travelled in Eastern and Central Switzerland, like the Voralpen Express from St. Gallen to Lucerne. Since the schedule change in December 2020, SOB has been offering direct routes from Basel and Zurich to Locarno with the Treno Gottardo on the Gotthard mountain line and thus hourly links to Göschenen with connections toward Andermatt. By becoming a member of Alpine Mobility, SOB is taking advantage of the opportunity to actively help shape mobility in this region. SOB believes that the new offer by mybuxi represents great progress for the region. With its involvement in the Alpine Mobility Association, the railway company intends to promote new forms of mobility for residents, guest and employees in the Andermatt area. Information about Alpine Mobility and current participants, along with details about the various types of membership, can be found on the association’s website alpine-mobility.ch. The association is open to additional members.
Schweizerische Südostbahn AG
SOB is an independent railway company with headquarters in St. Gallen. It transports about 13 million passengers annually and operates its own, 123-kilometre-long railway network in Eastern and Central Switzerland. More than 790 employees are committed to providing optimal service to customers in regional and long-distance transportation, working around the clock every day to accomplish this. SOB offers transportation services with rapid, punctual links in modern carriages.
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, with registered office in Andermatt, plans, builds, and develops the year-round destination of Andermatt. In 2009 Andermatt Reuss came into being, with apartment buildings, hotels, and chalets. The Andermatt Swiss Alps Group also owns Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG with its cableways, the catering brand Mountain Food, the Swiss Snowsports School Andermatt, an 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course, and the Andermatt Concert Hall. With the hotels, the sports infrastructure, the wide range of events on offer, and the properties, Andermatt Swiss Alps is pursuing the vision of becoming the “prime Alpine destination”. In doing so, it is committed to an intact environment and a sustainable future that will enable coming generations to have an extraordinary home. During high season, the Andermatt Swiss Alps Group has more than 1,000 employees working at the locations in Altdorf, Andermatt and Sedrun.