The segment result for Infrastructure was CHF 4.8 million in 2010 (2009: CHF -6.5 million). In the year under review, SBB spent large additional amounts on maintenance costs. At a total of CHF 1.604 billion, this expenditure was CHF 61 million higher than the equivalent figure for the previous year (without the federal government's economic stimulus stimulation programme in 2009). Positive price developments in the energy spot market led to better cost coverage in the Energy unit. The number of train-path kilometres travelled on the SBB network rose by a further 1.2% to a total of 163.5 million.
Infrastructure in 2010
The number of passengers carried rose by 6 % – on a daily average, 951,000 people travelled by SBB.
Although it has not yet broken even, SBB Cargo increased its carryings by 12.3 % – every day, it transported some 200,000 tonnes of freight.
Real Estate made substantial contributions to Infrastructure (CHF 150 million) and to the pension fund (CHF 79.2 million).
Owing to high investment requirements and a contribution to the restructuring of the SBB pension fund the free cash flow came to CHF –1,371 million.
Rail customers’ satisfaction with safety and punctuality continued to rise.