Berner Oberland-Bahnen AG increases its transport revenues again

Berner Oberland-Bahnen AG earned revenues of CHF 34.7 million and a net profit of CHF 2 million in 2015. Higher frequencies of services and an increase in transport income contributed to the positive result.

The Bernese Oberland Railway, which transports passengers on routes from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald, once again benefited from strong tour traffic to the Jungfraujoch in 2015. At CHF 12.7 million, transport revenues rose 12.3 per cent on the previous year. Thus for the first time the generated transport revenue exceeded the compensation sum. At the Schynige Platte Railway, the target of CHF 3 million in transport revenues in the reporting year was narrowly missed. With a profit of CHF 2 million, it was a very good result overall for Berner Oberland-Bahnen AG, however. 

Berner Oberland-Bahnen AG is in an intensive phase of development. On 20 November 2015, the new 700m-long Buechitunnel on the route to Grindelwald was opened ahead of schedule. In addition, the CHF 35 million expansion of the Zweilütschinen depot has begun. The new rolling stock has been ordered and will be delivered in 2017. The financing of important components of the V-Bahn project has been secured. As a strategic partner, Berner Oberland-Bahnen AG drove forward the planning of its V-Bahn sub-project during the reporting year. The planning application for Rothenegg station could be submitted in the spring 2016 as part of the overall plan approval process.

Amounts in CHF (1000s)20152014Change
in per cent
Transport revenue, Berner Oberland-Bahn12,74911,35712.30%
Transport revenue, Schynige Platte-Bahn2,9823,302-9.70%
Total operating income34,74234,2541.40%
Total operating expenses-26,941-27,311-1.40%
Annual profit2,0261,22565.40%


The Berner Oberland-Bahnen AG annual report is published at www.jungfrau.ch/berichte/bob.