SBB's Passenger Division generated a profit of CHF 292.6 million in 2010 (2009: CHF 280.6 million). This represents an increase in passenger numbers of 6%. Moreover, the number of passenger-kilometres rose by 5% to 17.513 billion. At the end of the year there were 428,611 GA travelcards (2009: 400,277) and 2,357,338 Half-Fare travelcards (2009: 2,275,077) in circulation. Capacity utilisation of SBB trains was 31.9% on long-distance services (2009: 30.7%) and 19.5% on regional services (18.9%).
Passenger services 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.